One of the loudest and toughest stadiums to play on the road in for NFL teams is Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Kansas City Chiefs. The sea of red worn by the fans there is impressive too, as is the legendary tailgating that takes place out in the parking lot. Over the years, Arrowhead Stadium has become a big part of the memories of Chiefs fans everywhere, and deservedly so.
Here we look at some fun and interesting information about the home of the Chiefs, Arrowhead Stadium.
-The address for the stadium is 1 Arrowhead Drive.
-Arrowhead Stadium opened on August 12th, 1972.
-It is owned by the Jackson County Sports Complex Authority.
-Arrowhead Stadium featured AstroTurf from the time it opened in 1972 to through the 1993 football season. Since 1994 it has been a natural grass field.
-Arrowhead Stadium is located right next to Kaufman Stadium, home of the Kansas City Royals. This was the first two-stadium major sports complex of its kind.
-The original plans for the neighboring stadiums was for their to be a shared roof that would roll back and forth between them. The design work on this feature eventually proved to be too complicated and expensive so it was scrapped from the project.
-The first football game played in Arrowhead was on August 12th, 1972. It had the Chiefs beating the visiting St. Louis Cardinals 24-14.
-On January 20th, 1974, the Pro Bowl was played at Arrowhead Stadium. The weather leading up to the game was so cold that players playing in the game worked out and practiced at the San Diego Chargers training complex and then flew in for the game. The AFC beat the NFC in that game 15-13.
-From 1996 to 2007, the Kansas City Wizards of Major League Soccer played their home games in Arrowhead Stadium.
-In 2000, Arrowhead Stadium hosted the Big 12 Conference Championship Game for the first time. It featured Kansas State against Oklahoma.