Children ages three and older require a game-day ticket. You can stop by the nearest Fans First Booth – Presented by Sprint and receive an ID bracelet for your child. Club Level guests may visit the concierge locations.
For safety and security, the following items are prohibited in Arrowhead:
- Firearms, weapons of any type or fireworks
- Bags larger than 8 1/2″ x 11″ x 6″
- All backpacks
- Sports balls
- Coolers – any size, any type
- Plastic, metal or glass cups, cans or containers
- Thermos bottles or flasks
- Beer or liquor
- Video cameras or professional cameras/lenses
- Flammable liquids
- Noisemakers – air horns, klaxon, bells, whistles, etc.
- Boom boxes
- Portable heaters
- Laser pointers of any type, poles or rods
- Large strollers
- Any other items deemed dangerous or unacceptable by security
Allowed Items into Stadium
- Fanny packs (unattached from your body)
- Purses no larger than 8½” x 11” x 6” (must fit in template at the
- gate as you enter the stadium)
- Drawstring bag unattached from the body, no larger than
- 8 ½” x 11” x 6”, with no outside pockets
- Blankets (not in a carrier)
- Banners, signs and flags (no larger than 3’ x 5’) are permitted as long as they do not interfere with other guests
- Small diaper bags (if infant is with guest)
- Breast pump and supplies
- Plastic baby bottles (if infant is with guest)
- One sealed, 20-ounce or smaller bottle of water per person – guest may refill the bottle at any water fountain inside the stadium
- Binoculars and case
- Small still camera and case
- Hand-held radios and TVs are permitted if they do not interfere with other guests – an ear piece must be used to listen
- Small compact umbrella (rainy games only)
- Seat cushion – lightweight foam with sealed plastic cover
Will Call Information
Tickets purchased for Chiefs games may be picked up at Will Call located on the North side of the New Arrowhead adjacent to the Team Store by the Founder’s Plaza Gate, beginning 1-1/2 hours before the game. Photo identification is required for pick up. Tickets ordered over the phone and through the Internet via Ticketmaster are placed in Will Call for customer pickup. Tickets left by the participating teams may also be picked up at the above destination.
The Kansas City Chiefs and St. Louis Cardinals played the inaugural game at Arrowhead Stadium on August 12, 1972. Since that initial contest, much has changed at the Truman Sports Complex. On April 4, 2006 Jackson County, Missouri taxpayers approved a 3/8 cent sales tax that is expected to raise $212.5 million for the Sports Complex with another $37.5 million coming from the State of Missouri. In addition, the Hunt family contributed $125 million to the $375 million project which officially commenced with a groundbreaking ceremony on August 22, 2007. These improvements will maintain Arrowhead’s longstanding status as one of the nation’s top venues for fans to experience the excitement of collegiate or NFL football.
Fans will be greeted with numerous new areas including the Founder’s Plaza, the Horizon Level, the Chiefs Sports Lab, the Chiefs Hall of Honor, a Founder’s Club, a luxurious Club Level and a new team store. Other improvements include an upgraded sound and scoreboard system, a 360-degree video ribbon board, concourses that are doubled in size and an upgraded variety of food and beverage options.
At the time of its dedication in ’72, the legendary founder of the Chicago Bears, George Halas called Arrowhead, “the most revolutionary, futuristic, sports complex I have ever seen.” Hal Lebovitz, Sports Editor of the Cleveland Plain Dealer added, “It took courage to sell the citizens of Kansas City on the twin park plan. But they bought it because they want the best.”
In ’84, the Jackson County Sports Authority again investigated the feasibility of a dome – this time made of fabric – but that concept too was shelved as being unnecessary and financially impractical.
A decade later, in ’94, under Arrowhead’s continued open-air arrangement, a natural playing surface was installed in the facility for the first time, just one of numerous improvements which were made prior to the current renovation. In ’99, all 33,975 seats in the upper level of the stadium were replaced, while all 35,277 lower level seats and all 10,199 club level seats were replaced for the 2000 season.
Undoubtedly one of the finest facilities in the NFL, Arrowhead and the fans who consistently fill it have helped produce a distinct homefield advantage for the Chiefs. Dating back to ’90, Kansas City owns the seventh-best regular season home winning percentage among all NFL teams with a 106-54 (.663) record over that span. It’s been 40 years since the first plans were being devised for Kansas City’s two stadium setup, which is now the norm for professional football and baseball venues across the country.
During the 30th Anniversary season of Arrowhead in 2001, Chiefs Founder Lamar Hunt, expressed the organiza tion’s thanks to Colorado-based architect, the late Charles Deaton, who conceived the two-stadium concept. Hunt praised the governmental bodies who took the initiative, and the workers who built Arrowhead, as well as the support of the Jackson County tax payers who financed this futuristic venture. Hunt also wished to extend on behalf of the entire the Chiefs organization a hearty salute to all who have unquestionably made Arrowhead Stadium – The Home of the … CHIEFS!