Kansas City Chiefs: stadium, location and who is the owner?
Information on stadium, location and owners of Super Bowl 55 contenders 54th edition winners Kansas City Chiefs, who will face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Kansas City Chiefs are one of the contenders in Super Bowl LV. This will be their second consecutive Super Bowl after they won the 2019 edition following a 30-21 victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
The Chiefs’ 2019 Super Bowl appearance was their second-ever, with their first coming 50 years before in 1969, ten years after the team was established in 1959.
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Kansas City Chiefs: stadium background
Arrowhead Stadium has been the Chiefs' home field since 1972 and is the fifth-largest stadium in the NFL. Arrowhead Stadium is located at 1 Arrowhead Drive, Kansas City, Missouri and is owned by the Jackson County Sports Complex Authority.
The stadium has undergone several renovations and expansions since the early 1990s. The latest renovation completed in mid-2010 cost $375 million renovation, which raised the capacity to 76,416. Arrowhead Stadium once again became the official loudest stadium in the world when Chief fans reclaimed the Guinness Book of World Records record for loudest crowd in an outdoor stadium on 29 September 2014, on Monday Night Football against the New England Patriots, recording a reading of 142.2 decibels.
In 1973, Arrowhead became first stadium in the NFL to put arrows on the yard markers to indicate the nearer goal lines, a practice that soon spread to all stadiums over the rest of the 1970s. The stadium has never hosted the Superbowl. While it was awarded the 49th Super Bowl in 2015, it eventually had to withdraw as it was unable to provide a climate-controlled stadium after voters voted against building a rolling roof shared with Kauffman Stadium.
Kansas City Chiefs owners
The Chiefs are owned by the Hunt Family, who have been the owners since the teams establishment by Lamar Hunt in 1959 as the Dallas Texans. Lamar Hunt was principal founder of the American Football League (AFL) and Major League Soccer (MLS), as well as MLS's predecessor, the North American Soccer League. The Hunt family also own MLS franchise FC Dallas.
The current chairman/CEO and co-owner of the Chiefs is Clark Knobel Hunt, who is the son Lamar Hunt. He has been chairman since 2005 following the death of his father in 2006. His sister and two brothers are the other co-owners of the Chiefs.
Clark Hunt has overseen the Chiefs in arguably the most successful period in their history, with two recent consecutive Super Bowl appearances. If they can surpass the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl 55 on Sunday, 7 February, they will become the 8th team to have won two consecutive Super Bowl trophies.
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