Arrowhead Stadium has existed as one of the premier destinations to experience the National Football League for nearly a half-century, serving as a home away from home for millions of fans since 1972.
The word "Arrowhead" is synonymous with the smell of barbecue and 142.2 decibels of deafening sound, making the home of the Kansas City Chiefs a true landmark in the world of professional sports.
It's simply a special place for every single member of Chiefs Kingdom, and as of this offseason, Arrowhead is set to shine even brighter.
A year after the Chiefs completed $12 million in renovations, which included the installation of brand-new seats in the upper deck and updating the technology within the west scoreboard, the stadium is scheduled to undergo additional renovations this offseason in an effort to uphold Arrowhead's unmatched game-day experience.
The first major update, and perhaps the easiest to spot, will be the installation of new seats in the lower bowl. The seats - which will be red - are identical to those placed in the upper deck last offseason. Interestingly enough, the seats are the same as those being installed in both the Oakland Raiders' and Los Angeles Chargers/Rams' new stadiums.
Jackson County, in partnership with Schneider Industries, will offer the lower level orange seats being removed from the stadium for sale. Chiefs Season Ticket Members will receive a 10 percent discount. The sale will be open Monday, January 27 at 10 a.m., for more information see www.arrowheadseatsale.com. Please refer to the FAQs listed on the site for all questions.
Additionally, the section of seats located in the upper bowl behind the east end zone - which were not replaced last year - will be outfitted with new seats in the coming weeks.
The scoreboard hovering over those seats on the east end of the stadium is set to receive an update, as well. The scoreboard will be renovated with the same state-of-the-art updates that were applied to the west scoreboard last year, including upgraded resolution and HDR technology, providing both ends of the stadium with a crystal-clear look at live action and highlights.
Elsewhere, the Chiefs' locker room will receive a major facelift in the coming months. Among the scheduled upgrades are brand-new lockers, a ceiling logo in the center of the room, a Gatorade bar, accent lighting and new carpeting in order to provide the players with the best area possible as they prepare for kickoff. The Athletic Training area will also be re-done as part of the project.
The main concourse is set to receive a few renovations as well, with four open-air field box suites set to become fully enclosed boxes ahead of next season.
Finally, the Sports Lab, which hosted more than 20,000 students on educational field trips in 2019 and has welcomed 165,000 students through its doors since 2010, will be renovated later this offseason in partnership with GEHA. Those plans aren't quite finalized just yet, but the final product will only enhance what the Sports Lab can provide to our youngest fans.
It all demonstrates a commitment on behalf of the Chiefs and the Hunt Family to maintaining Arrowhead Stadium's status as a top venue in the world, providing Chiefs Kingdom with a home they can proudly call their own for years to come.