For those who think the name of Kansas City’s football team is politically incorrect, think again.
The team came to Kansas City in 1963 and owner Lamar Hunt was a huge fan of Kansas City’s mayor at the time – H. Roe Bartle. Bartle, who now has a convention center named after him, was the inspiration for the Chiefs. His nickname was “the Chief” for all of his work with the Boy Scouts of America.
When “The Chiefs” came up in a Name The Team Contest, Lamar Hunt decided to honor his buddy with the name of a sports team. For those unhappy with the Chiefs, it could have been worse. Another team name in the running was “The Kansas City Mules.”
Arrowhead Stadium is proudly known as the noisiest stadium in pro football, particularly when the Raiders are in town. Stadium tours are offered Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 11AM and 1:30PM