Work began in 2007 on an ambitious, four-year, $375-million project that will conclude in 2010 with the completion of the New Arrowhead. Funded by a $250 million contribution from the taxpayers of Jackson County, Missouri via a 3/8-cent sales tax and a $125 million investment by the Hunt Family, the fully refurbished facility will offer Chiefs fans a host of modern amenities, while preserving the stadium's unique character and rich history.
All fans will benefit from concourses throughout the stadium that will be widened by 60 percent, while the number of restroom fixtures will increase by more than 120 percent. Enhanced scoreboards and ribbon boards will also add to the experience.
A heroic-sized statue of Lamar Hunt will greet fans as they enter the Founder's Plaza, an area honoring Hunt's vision as a sportsman, a business leader, and an innovator. A 28,000-square-foot Hall of Honor inside the New Arrowhead will celebrate the franchise's history and accomplishments through interactive displays.
The club level will feature a spacious, fully-enclosed, climate-controlled concourse. A new club concourse and lounge will have varied seating options, upscale food and beverage offerings, and easy access to new escalators and elevators.
The Horizon Level will be located above what is currently the Upper Concourse. The top deck is where the coaches watch the game in play along with the press. This deck also hosts a unique, all-inclusive, suite-like experience for 100 fans. The lower deck is open to all fans, with a festive atmosphere including concessions and restrooms along with a full view of all play-by-play action.
Arrowhead's renovation is ongoing. The exterior of the stadium is undergoing its greatest change now. The interior and bowl areas, however, will look very much the same in 2008. You may enter and exit at all four ramp areas for all levels of the stadium (including the Arrowhead Club and suites). Some limited lower bowl entry/exit will be available in the end zones.
All gate entrances into the parking areas of the sports complex remain the same as in past years. Buses will drop off on the north side of Lot M and pick up in this approximate location.
For the latest on construction changes, go to www.newarrowhead.com