The 2017 NFL football season will kick off in a few days with a Thursday night game on September 7. The Kansas City Chiefs will be travelling to Boston to take on the defending champions the New England Patriots. The following week, the Chiefs will have their first home game of the season at Arrowhead Stadium where they will face the Eagles in an early Sunday afternoon contest.
Arrowhead is one of the oldest remaining stadiums currently being used in the NFL. It was opened 45 years ago in 1972 and recently underwent a $375 million renovation in 2010 to ensure that it remained one of the best stadiums in football. While the stadium initially featured artificial turf, the field currently sports a high quality natural grass playing field. The total current capacity of the venue is 79,541 making it the sixth largest NFL stadium in the country and the 28th largest amongst all stadiums.
The Kansas City Chiefs were not always in Kansas City and were not always known as the Chiefs. Originally the team was known as the Dallas Texans when it was a charter member of the American Football Leauge in 1960. The team relocated to Kansas City in 1963, and changed their name to the Chiefs after a fan naming contest as obviously the Texans would no longer be appropriate (even though the owner initially wanted to retain the name). This led to the series of events that would later result in the construction of Arrowhead Stadium:
For nearly a decade, the Chiefs shared an aging Municipal Stadium with the Athletics and Royals (MLB). By the mid 1960s the City of Kansas City began exploring sites to build a new stadium, but failed, leading to the establishment of the Jackson County Sports Complex Authority to acquire land, design, construct and obtain funding for a new stadium. Original plans were for a multipurpose stadium, but were scrapped because of design and seating capacity issues. Unlike many other cities that built multipurpose stadiums, the county decided to build two new stadiums, one for baseball and one for football. Source: http://www.stadiumsofprofootball.com/stadiums/arrowhead-stadium/
Over the years, Arrowhead also was home to the Kansas City Wizards, a soccer team, before they moved to CommunityAmerica Ballpark in 2008, as well to a number of college football games such as Big 12 Conference games. Arrowhead Stadium also has the distinction as holding the Guiness Book of World Records mark for the loudest noice made by fans in a stadium:
On October 13, 2013, in a game between the Chiefs and Oakland Raiders, the crowd at the stadium set a Guinness World Record for the loudest stadium, with 137.5 dB. That record would be broken by Seattle Seahawks fans at CenturyLink Field on December 2, 2013, at a home game against the New Orleans Saints. Seattle gained the record by reaching a noise level of 137.6 decibels. The Chiefs reclaimed the title on September 29, 2014 in a Monday Night Football game against the New England Patriots, hitting 142.2 decibels. On September 20, 2015, the Buffalo Bills attempted to the break the noise record in a home game against division rival New England Patriots, but fell short of the mark. It was not released what the decibel reading was. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arrowhead_Stadium
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