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Tribal Warfare
07-23-2010, 11:56 PM
Chiefs unveil renovated Arrowhead Stadium (http://www.kansascity.com/2010/07/23/2103572/chiefs-unveil-renovated-arrowhead.html)
By ADAM TEICHER
The Kansas City Star

Clark Hunt held up the renovated Arrowhead Stadium as a world-class facility worthy of someday playing host to a Super Bowl.

The NFL recently awarded the first outdoor Super Bowl in a cold-weather setting when it placed the 2014 game in the new Jets-Giants stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. That move opened the possibility of a Super Bowl in Kansas City if the area’s infrastructure is capable of handling the large influx of visitors.

“The first step on that is to see how the cold-weather Super Bowl goes in an outdoor stadium,” said Hunt, the Chiefs’ chairman. “If the league has a good experience in New York, then there will undoubtedly be many communities to come back and ask for a cold-weather Super Bowl, and we would certainly be on that list.”

The Chiefs unveiled the renovated stadium Friday. Changes include a refurbished club level, upgraded bars, restaurants and concession areas, an expanded team store, the new horizon viewing level and a Founders Plaza on the stadium’s north side honoring the late Lamar Hunt.

The changes will be revealed to the public in Sunday’s soccer game between the Wizards and Manchester United. The first football game is the Aug. 27 preseason meeting between the Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles.

The stadium’s official debut is Sept. 13 for the Chiefs’ Monday night game against the San Diego Chargers.

“Our vision for the finished product was ‘New body, same soul,’ ” Hunt said, repeating the Chiefs’ marketing slogan for the renovations. “We wanted to give our fans all the amenities of a first-class stadium while preserving the iconic elements of Arrowhead. I’m delighted to say we’ve exceeded my loftiest expectations and we’re extremely proud to be able to show our fans the results.”

The renovations left the seating area largely unchanged. Hunt said about 2,500 seats were lost because of the stadium overhaul, lowering capacity to about 76,000. But from the seating area, the most visible changes were the addition of the new media deck atop the south stands and the horizon level immediately below.

Mindful of how loud Arrowhead can be when it’s at capacity, the Chiefs were careful not to alter the seating bowls.

“That was the plan right from the beginning,” Chiefs president Denny Thum said. “We looked at a lot of places, and probably the best blueprint was (Green Bay’s) Lambeau Field. That’s as iconic as it gets.”

About $250 million of the funds for the renovations were approved by Jackson County voters in April 2006. The Chiefs contributed $125 million more.

The Chiefs had been planning the renovations for some time before the funds were approved. Lamar Hunt made the project a priority before his death in December 2006.

“When my father was very ill at the end of his life, (former chairman) Jack Steadman and I were with him at the hospital,” Clark Hunt said. “He told both of us, ‘Make sure we get the new Arrowhead done right.’ It was so important to him, and he knew it would be so important to fans.

“I think if he could see it, he would say, ‘Well done.’ I know he would be thrilled with how the stadium turned out.”

wazu
07-24-2010, 12:41 AM
Looking forward to seeing it this Sunday. I was following Josh Looney's Twitter today as he was posting pics and quotes from the tour. Really looked good. Still, I'll believe it when there is a packed stadium and no line for bathroom/concessions, which is all I really care about.

KCrockaholic
07-24-2010, 01:37 AM
Man. September 13th can't come any sooner.

I hope to god the "longest day ever" in KC is also the "best day ever".

Red Brooklyn
07-24-2010, 10:50 AM
"New body, same soul"

I like that.

pr_capone
07-24-2010, 10:53 AM
pics or gtfo

OnTheWarpath58
07-24-2010, 10:55 AM
pics or gtfo

There are pics in the other thread.

pr_capone
07-24-2010, 10:56 AM
There are pics in the other thread.

/off to look for other thread

OnTheWarpath58
07-24-2010, 11:00 AM
/off to look for other thread

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=231021

kitten_mittons
07-24-2010, 11:05 AM
Did they add trailer hookups so all the fans can just bring their homes to the game?

Bugeater
07-24-2010, 11:09 AM
Did they add trailer hookups so all the fans can just bring their homes to the game?
HA HA HA! You're implying that all Chiefs fans live in mobile homes! That is completely new groundbreaking comedy right there!

kitten_mittons
07-24-2010, 11:31 AM
HA HA HA! You're implying that all Chiefs fans live in mobile homes! That is completely new groundbreaking comedy right there!

It's obviously not groundbreaking news. Everyone knows it. Also, do you think they'll give away zubaz pants to all the fans? (not to get people to go to the games, but to make sure they all have pants.)

Brock
07-24-2010, 11:34 AM
It's obviously not groundbreaking news. Everyone knows it. Also, do you think they'll give away zubaz pants to all the fans? (not to get people to go to the games, but to make sure they all have pants.)

Do you go to the games? I'll supply you with a ticket if you want.

Red Brooklyn
07-24-2010, 11:35 AM
Did they add trailer hookups so all the fans can just bring their homes to the game?

http://stuff.pyzam.com/funnypics/misc/3.jpg

kitten_mittons
07-24-2010, 11:44 AM
Do you go to the games? I'll supply you with a ticket if you want.

Sure, but I kind of want to go and watch them win. Can you make it a 2012 game?

Red Brooklyn
07-24-2010, 11:58 AM
Sure, but I kind of want to go and watch them win. Can you make it a 2012 game?
See that was much better. Well played.

teedubya
07-24-2010, 01:06 PM
http://media.kansascity.com/smedia/2010/07/23/15/NEWARROWHEAD_ME_072310_DRE_0027F.standalone.prod_affiliate.81.JPG

I LOVE this part of the stadium... well, the part going down the escalator.

teedubya
07-24-2010, 01:25 PM
http://media.kansascity.com/smedia/2010/07/23/14/NEWARROWHEAD_ME_072310_DRE_0205f.standalone.prod_affiliate.81.JPG

the mullet on the fan is a classy touch...

stevieray
07-24-2010, 01:25 PM
love the radiant lamps for winter games.

kitten_mittons
07-24-2010, 04:42 PM
http://stuff.pyzam.com/funnypics/misc/3.jpg

You can't make this stuff up!

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=231052

Bugeater
07-24-2010, 04:44 PM
You can't make this stuff up!

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=231052
Yep, because no other teams' fans go tailgating in customized RVs. :rolleyes:

Fugging retard.

kitten_mittons
07-24-2010, 04:50 PM
Yep, because no other teams' fans go tailgating in customized RVs. :rolleyes:

Fugging retard.

Every fan base has 'tarded poor people. It's just that while most teams have maybe 10% 'tarded poor people and have 90% reg people as fans, the chiefs are the exact opposite.

Bugeater
07-24-2010, 04:54 PM
Every fan base has 'tarded poor people. It's just that while most teams have maybe 10% 'tarded poor people and have 90% reg people as fans, the chiefs are the exact opposite.
Oh, so it's poor people who roll up to Arrowhead on gameday in customized RVs? You make yourself look more retarded every time you post.

Brock
07-24-2010, 04:54 PM
Every fan base has 'tarded poor people. It's just that while most teams have maybe 10% 'tarded poor people and have 90% reg people as fans, the chiefs are the exact opposite.

You're boring.

Chocolate Hog
07-24-2010, 04:56 PM
I heard the new Chiefs "anthem" it fucking sucks. Also did they get rid of the long time PA announcer? If so the game day experience at Arrowhead will be alot different in a bad way.

kitten_mittons
07-24-2010, 05:19 PM
Oh, so it's poor people who roll up to Arrowhead on gameday in customized RVs? You make yourself look more retarded every time you post.

I'm sorry, be sure to point and laugh at me when you're rollin up in your 1980 somethng winnebago that says chiefs somewhere on it. Err. . . I mean customized, fully loaded, top of the line RV.

Brock
07-24-2010, 05:21 PM
How long till school starts back up and these unoriginal trolls fade back into the woodwork?

kitten_mittons
07-24-2010, 05:23 PM
How long till school starts back up and these unoriginal trolls fade back into the woodwork?

I'm actually taking a class as we speak. :(

Brock
07-24-2010, 05:25 PM
I'm actually taking a class as we speak. :(

No summer break at DeVry?

kitten_mittons
07-24-2010, 05:39 PM
No summer break at DeVry?

You would know that if they didn't reject you.

Phobia
07-24-2010, 06:20 PM
You can't make this stuff up!

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=231052

Are you suggesting that the owners of this RV live in it and are trash? Because I didn't really get that from the thread. Looks like a couple friends pitched in and invested in a good time together.

booger
07-24-2010, 06:40 PM
Oh, so it's poor people who roll up to Arrowhead on gameday in customized RVs? You make yourself look more retarded every time you post.

i'm still trying to figure out if he,she,it has actual kitten skinned mittens or just has a special glove he, she, it wears when spanking his, her, its kittens.

or maybe its like a special coat for bald kittens?

booger
07-24-2010, 06:47 PM
there once was was a girl who was bitten
by a 3 breasted mongaloid chicken

somebody help me finish....

SLAG
07-25-2010, 01:04 AM
there once was was a girl who was bitten
by a 3 breasted mongaloid chicken

somebody help me finish....

and then she added wider concourses to her vagina

phisherman
07-25-2010, 08:14 AM
You would know that if they didn't reject you.

Yeah, Devry's real selective.

bevischief
07-25-2010, 08:45 AM
Man. September 13th can't come any sooner.

I hope to god the "longest day ever" in KC is also the "best day ever".

Don't we all.

kitten_mittons
07-25-2010, 10:11 AM
Yeah, Devry's real selective.

Congratulations understanding the joke. Very smart. Devry would probably not reject you.

VonneMarie
07-25-2010, 10:57 AM
I'm so glad they got rid of that ugly ass green wall along the field.

Sweet Daddy Hate
07-25-2010, 01:47 PM
They finally killed the Green Wall, just like I hoped and wished for.

Great work, boys.