Arrowhead Stadium is an American football stadium located in Kansas City, Missouri. It is primarily the home stadium of the National Football League's Kansas City Chiefs (NFL). Since 2021, the stadium has been known as GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium (pronounced G.E.H.A.). Its name change is part of a partnership between the NFL team and GE Healthcare to promote their healthcare products during football games.
The stadium was built in 1966 by then-owner Domino's Pizza Inc. It was later sold to a consortium led by E. Stanley Kroenke that also owns the Denver Nuggets and Arsenal FC of the English Premier League. The current capacity is 70,000.
Arrowhead Stadium is the largest stadium in Kansas City and one of the largest in the Midwest. It is situated on a 32-acre site adjacent to I-70 and Mission Road about 10 miles west of Downtown Kansas City. The stadium is surrounded by parking lots that can be used by fans before or after games. These are available on a first-come, first-served basis on game days before general admission tickets are released to the public.
In addition to hosting football games, Arrowhead Stadium is also used for other events including musical concerts, auto races, and college football games. It has also been used as a polling place for presidential elections when the number of voters requires it.
Arrowhead Stadium is the home stadium of the Kansas City Chiefs. It is located in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, and it has a capacity of 65,000. The stadium was built in 1969 by its original name of "Independence Stadium." It was renamed after the merger with the NFL that created the present-day Chiefs.
The first game played at Independence Stadium was on September 17, 1969, when the Chiefs defeated the San Diego Chargers 16-14. The last game played there was on October 3, 1994, when the Chiefs lost to Buffalo Bills 37-36 in double overtime. The stadium was then demolished and replaced by Arrowhead Stadium.
Arrowhead Stadium has been voted "Sports Facility of the Year" six times by Sports Illustrated magazine. It also earned this award in 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, and 1975. The stadium has been nominated for the "Best Football Stadium" award every year since it opened. It has won this award four times: in 1970, 1991, 1992, and 1993.
It is currently the largest stadium in the Kansas City metropolitan area and the 18th largest in the NFL. The Chiefs have sold out all their home games at Arrowhead Stadium since it opened.
Arrowhead Stadium can be found at 1 Arrowhead Drive in Kansas City, Missouri 64129. The stadium is home to the Kansas City Chiefs football team and was built in 2003.
The venue is surrounded by sports facilities including Kauffman Stadium, Community Health Center, Liberty National Golf Club, Rock Bridge Park, and Oak Park. It is about 15 minutes by car from Downtown Kansas City.
Arrowhead Stadium has a capacity of 68,500 and it is the largest stadium in Kansas City. The venue has more than one million dollars worth of lighting technology and takes up to 20 hours to fully darken itself after use.
It is believed that the name "Arrowhead" comes from the shape of the stadium when viewed from above. There are actually two arrowheads when viewing the facility from space due to the design of the main entrance which faces both directions on Clark Avenue.
The Chiefs have won five NFL Championships at this venue and were undefeated in 2004 before being defeated by the Miami Dolphins 34-31 in overtime of the AFC Championship Game.