Regular readers of Arrowhead Adventures will know how much your Arrowhead Adventurer looks forward to the draft party! This year even more.
The Kansas City Chiefs organization decided to have two, one for the general public, and one for season ticket holders.
This was one party I wasn’t going to miss. As it turns out, I am very glad I didn’t.
Arrowhead Stadium remains the cheapest season ticket in the league at $250.00. And with no license fee to boot. (I think the Vikings sell a ten dollar seat. Screw them. )
When Lamar Hunt built the bohemuth we call Arrowhead in the middle of a cornfield in one of the smallest venues in the NFL he did it for a simple reason. He wanted anyone who could afford dinner and a movie to be able to afford a day at Arrowhead.
A simple fact that Clark made sure remains true today. __________room to argue this provided, that’s what blogging is all about.
Entry to the season ticket holders party was free. The first string cheerleaders were there. Many current and past players were there. Free concession stand food was provided to us, all you could eat. Free first beer, two dollar drafts after that. All the soft drinks you could slosh.
Cheap Chiefs gear! Tables and tables of it! All less than twenty five bucks, most five and ten bucks! Hats, jerseys, hoodies, shirts. A gear junkies dream.
I got to try on my free jersey given to all season ticket holders this year! I took my photo with Warpaint and the gal that rides that beautiful horse.
And not one single person tried to sell me anything. Not one.
Pioli, Hunt, and of course Romeo addressed us. Minutes before they were to go in the room next to ours and make multimillion dollar decisions about the future of the organization. That absolutely blew me away.
They didn’t have to do that. But they cared enough to do it anyway.
And as my buddy Kent is always quick to point out, none of the “free stuff” I described is really free.
But my point today is that Lamar Hunt and the Hunt family today have made sure that for $250, a person can get ten tickets to see the greatest NFL team in the world play in the greatest NFL stadium in the world. And be treated at the draft party like a big deal.
But how about you gang? What did you do for the draft?