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STATE OF THE NFL STADIUMS: KANSAS CITY'S ARROWHEAD

     The Chiefs are one of the most popular draws in all of
professional football.  More fans saw the Chiefs play at home and
away last year than any other team, and they recently sold out
their 30th consecutive game at Arrowhead.  Today, THE SPORTS
BUSINESS DAILY continues to profile the NFL's infrastructure with
a look at Arrowhead Stadium.
STADIUM: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO
AGE: Completed in 1972
CAPACITY: 79,104 —3rd highest in the NFL.
LUXURY BOXES: 81 luxury boxes, owned and operated by the team.
OWNERSHIP: Owned by the taxpayers of Jackson County.
MANAGEMENT: Team runs the facility on a $2 million managementfee from the Jackson
County Sports Authority.
COST: Built in conjuction with Kauffman Stadium. Combined cost of $53 million.
Chiefs added $9.5M for additional construction.
PARKING: Parking for 26,000 cars at $6 a car. Team receives all revenue.
CONCESSIONS: Handled by Volume Services. Undisclosed percentage goes to the team,
with 6% of teams revenue to Jackson Co. Sports Authority.
LEASE: Lease expires in 2010
RENT: $939,358— 17th highest in the NFL.
ADVERTISING: Team owns advertising rights - annual revenue figure not available.
PUBLIC $: $7.5 million in city, county and state subsidies for both Arrowhead
and Kauffman stadium.

 

 

. (Sources: Jeff Klein/Operations Director at Arrowhead, John Friedman/Jackson County Stadium Authority; rent and public subsidy figures from Florida Times-Union, July 24, 1994.)
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