ESPN has released a list of the six best home-field advantages in the NFL.
These lists come around every so often and there was a time that Arrowhead Stadium would be the clear #1.
But for now at least, those days are gone.
Thankfully, Arrowhead has retained some of its mystique, even if the team has been having trouble retaining victories.
And so Arrowhead may be on the brink of being “just another NFL stadium,” but in this list, she’s hanging on to relevancy.
Arrowhead came in #6 on the list, with plenty of quotes from owner Clark Hunt.
“It goes back to the late ’80s, early ’90s, when the fans learned they could have a big impact on the game,” Hunt said. “I’m going to guess that most of Derrick’s sacks came at home, and it was because of the noise. It’s harder for offenses to function in that environment.
“Confidence is so important in sports, but particularly in pro football because the difference between the teams is very, very small. The Chiefs expect to win at home, and that mental aspect makes a huge difference.”
The rest of the list is as follows:
1.M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore Ravens
2.CenturyLink Field, Seattle Seahawks
3.Lambeau Field, Green Bay Packers
4. Heinz Field, Pittsburgh Steelers
5. Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver Broncos
6. Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City Chiefs
What do you think, Addicts? Does it sting to be sitting behind Mile High?