Arrowhead Stadium: Home of Champions and Record-Breaking Roar

A Kansas City icon, the ‘Loudest Stadium in The World’, and the home of champions is GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Since 1972, Arrowhead has been the home of the Kansas City Chiefs for 51 years hosting the Chiefs and the Kansas City Wizards (now Sporting Kansas City) from 1996 to 2007 before ‘The Wiz’ moved to CommunityAmerica Ballpark before the completion of Children’s Mercy Park. 

Breaking ground in 1968 for $43 million, Arrowhead is one of two stadiums in the Truman Sports Complex. Kauffman Stadium, home of the MLB’s Kansas City Royals, sits adjacent to Arrowhead Stadium. Kauffman and Arrowhead share the same parking lot, making it difficult when the two teams play on the same day. This has only happened a handful of times, but big changes come when it has. The most recent time that the teams played on the same day was back in 2010. The teams came together to create a ticket package, for only $68 you could attend a 2:05p MLB game, then cross the street to Arrowhead to watch a Monday Night Football game at 9:15p. A logistical nightmare only Chiefs and only Royals fans, only wanting to see the individual games. 

September 29, 2014. The day Arrowhead became the “Loudest Stadium in The World”. With a noise reading of 142.2db, Chiefs Kingdom shattered the previous record held by Seattle at 137.6db. 

Hosting more than just MLS matches and NFL games, Arrowhead expanded to college football. Hosting the 5 Big12 Championship games. An annual Kansas Jayhawks vs Missouri Tigers held from 2007 to 2011 before the series ended. The Kansas Jayhawks will host 4 conference games at Arrowhead for the 2024 season due to the renovation of David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium.

At the end of 2019, the Chiefs made a run for the first Super Bowl in 50 years, hosting 4 NFL playoff games at Arrowhead and bringing home a Lombardi trophy. The run continued after the drafting of star quarterback Patrick Mahomes in 2017 and taking full control of the team in 2018. The Chiefs now have 3 Super Bowl victories in the last 5 years.

Sporting Kansas City hosted a sell-out game at Arrowhead this past April with an attendance of 72,610 people. Inter Miami was announced to play Sporting on April 13, previously scheduled at Children’s Mercy Park. Inter Miami signed the soccer “GOAT” Lionel Messi during the previous season. Sporting Kansas City saw a huge interest in people in the midwest wanting to see worldwide superstar Messi, so they decided to move the game to GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. A record attendance for soccer in Missouri and the fourth-biggest game by attendance in MLS history.

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Arrowhead has also hosted its fair share of concerts, including Taylor Swift, Luke Combs, Billy Joel, and the first concert in the stadium Elton John. 

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