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Arrowhead Stadium! Be There!


The great Arrowhead Stadium.

Sure you can watch her with a hundred other Chiefs fans in front of a 60 inch TV at you local sports bar.

You can look at pictures of her in Sports Illustrated.

But to truly appreciate the greatest football stadium in the world, you have to be there.

You have to smell her wonderful smells.

Smells of pulled pork slow cooking. And hamburgers frying. And French fries broiling on the parking lot.

You have to be there to smell the faint but oh so evident smell of perfume that the tallest cheerleader with the blonde hair is wearing as she smiles, and dances, and cheers with the rest of the Arrowhead Cheerleaders.

The smell of a fresh cold beer that you just pulled the pin on, and the smoke from those big square things that blow up just before game time on the field.

To appreciate Arrowhead you have to be there to hear her wonderful sounds.

The sounds of the deep crisp bass pounding from the speakers of those guys that are always there in the grass by the entrance to lot G.

The sounds of a little girl laughing as her dad throws her and her little KC Chiefs jersey high up in the crisp, sweet fall air.

The sounds of 85,000 fans screaming with joy because the Chiefs scored, or crying out in anger for the same reason.

And of course the sights.

The little teeny tiny specks in the sky that get bigger and bigger and turn into Tank Killer war planes right over your head.

Of Dexter McCluster running just in front of a couple of much bigger, but just a little slower defensive players toward the goal line, and the longest return in KC Chiefs history.

And of course the pretty cheerleaders that dance, and smile, and wave in rain, in sleet, in hail, in 15 below zero weather.

I try to bring that place to life in my Arrowhead Adventure posts.

But no matter how much I pour my heart into it, I’ll never get even close .

Take my advice.

In 2014 go to Arrowhead Stadium for a Kansas City Chiefs game.

There will never be a better time.

What about you AA’rs.

What have you smelled, tasted, and lived at Arrowhead Stadtium?


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  • Dakota Morgan

    I don’t want to talk about it. Just thinking about Arrowhead gets me anxious and far too excited for next season; then I remember it’s still February.

  • Travis Forsyth

    Graduate this year!! Really excited and plan to get season tickets and make my first trip to arrowhead!!!!

  • Peter C

    Took a tour of Arrowhead, but never have gone to a game. This year I’m planning on going to training camp and a game.

  • KCMikeG

    NOTHING like it in the whole world! I’m there every home game to savor the moments. I would add doing the war chant while pounding on the metal that lines the concrete ramps as we exit Arrowhead. That is some serious post game celebrating on the NW ramp. Thanks Randy for freshening up those memories for me!

  • Spencer

    My 1st experience was rather bad…yet amazing…my Grandmother died two days before, and Trent Green managed to get knocked the f out by (Gaither I think) a DE of the Bengals,we lost and its rained/wasn’t much sun…Yet I loved every god damn second of it and the atmosphere.

  • Jamie Denton

    I lived about 2 blocks from the stadium complex in the mid to late 80′s but never got to attend a game, but didn’t really have to as I could sit in my back yard with a tv and experience the best of both worlds! all the wonderful smells and sounds coming from the stadium were as clear as a whistle and the smells were to die for! You’d better love BBQ to live in KC!!! And then for the sights I had the TV for the Cheerleaders and the game which the TV cameras would have gotten closer than I could have afforded to pay to get anyways!! And the Flyovers, Right over my house as I was in the flight plan!! Wonderful times!! I actually went to my 1st game not to long ago when the Chiefs beat the chargers on halloween night in overtime on a rivers fumble. Now that atmosphere was something i could never get in my backyard, and my ticket VERY TOP ROW in the center by the speakers!

  • Drewfish

    I’ve been 3 times since 2009…..My first game it was -35 degrees and ill never forget it…..This year I went to see the Texans come to town and im glad i was part of the second best start in team history. I hope there will be multiple prime time games this year i would love to attend one or more of them!!!!