Regular readers of my posts know its my favorite place to be on earth. It’s likely one of yours too.
I’ve been in every corner of Arrowhead . Over the next few weeks I’ll share some of the secrets I’ve learned talking to folks, and exploring her corridors. I invite you to share your secrets too.
The playing field at Arrowhead sits three stories below ground level. When the stadium is empty, the quiet is as extreme as the stadium is loud when it’s full.
Standing on that field you realize, even today, what a feat it was for Lamar Hunt to convince Kansas City that building the largest NFL stadium in one of the smallest venues in the NFL was the thing to do.
Yet he did.
It’s still the largest outdoor stadium. The fourth largest in seating capacity.
Arrowhead and I share a birthday. The first game ever played in Arrowhead was on August 12, 1972.
Standing in her end zone, you realize the acoustic miracles the designers worked, as your shouts echo throughout her levels.
At her loudest, I have watched opposing quarterbacks shake their heads in frustration and walk away in disgust.
There is truly nothing like the “Arrowhead Advantage” in the league today.
Some days when I’m tired, or feeling a little lonely, or down, I get out a little tuft of grass I once pulled from the end zone and think of the ghosts of Arrowhead past that still dance on that field.
Think about it. Think about the players that have played there. The players that wore the red and gold and the players that fought the battles against us.
People have tried over four decades to place a roof over Arrowhead. They always fail , and they always will. The fiercest team in the NFL is meant to play in the fiercest weather Mother Nature can deliver. And we, the fans, will always fight those elements right along with them.
The secrets that field holds are endless.
How about it Addicts? What secrets do you know about the field at Arrowhead?