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Ruth Baum Bigus
$100,000 Jump Starts Field Project
The Twelfth Street Heritage Development Corporation has received a $100,000 grant from the National Football League's Grassroots Program and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation to build a multi-purpose...
A Newer, Better Arrowhead
Description of the changes being made by HOK Sport to improve Arrowhead stadium. The $300 million renovation is designed to create "provisions for fans and premium seating so that it brings the stadium...
A Standout Stadium
August 16, 2007
The Arrowhead sports stadium renovation plans are detailed in this article and include these improvements: 500,000 more square feet, 50 percent more concession stands, 80 percent more restrooms, and Horizons...
AFC Playoffs: The Old Montana Mystique
Photos and biographical article about Joe Montana, "the NFL's savviest quarterback" for the Kansas City Chiefs, leading them into the 1994 playoffs.
Arena Football Tossed to KC
October 4, 2005
The Arena League has given Kansas City an expansion franchise with the 2006 season. Some New Orleans contract players will be coming. The K.C. Arena Sports and Entertainment owns the franchise and plans...
The grand opening of Arrowhead Stadium at Truman Sports Complex was on August 12, 1972.
Various facts concerning Arrowhead Stadium: Artificial turf removed and replaced with grass in 1994, cost of the stadium according to published records in 1970 was $13,847,294, the stadium was part of...
Back to the Future
Photos, illustrations, and article about the predicted "rematch of the first Super Bowl, between the Chiefs and the Packers" for the 1997 Super Bowl, with many details and depictions of the game-to-be...
Biography of Junious "Buck" Buchanan (1940-1992), Football Player
Biography of Lamar Hunt (1932-2006), Businesman and Sports Entrepreneur
Chief Concern: Future Hall of Famer Derrick Thomas Faces His Toughest Challenge
January 31, 2000
Photo and biographical article about Derrick Thomas, "Pro Bowl linebacker" for the Kansas City Chiefs football team, future member of the Football Hall of Fame, and victim of a car accident resulting in...
Photos and biographical article about Tony Gonzalez, 23-year-old star tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs football team.
Chiefs 'Mentor' Hank Stram Dies
July 5, 2005
The former coach of the Kansas City Chiefs football team died July 4, 2005. The Kansas City Star included a series of articles in the Sports section including charts and lists.
Chiefs Excavate to Expand Arrowhead
July 22, 2008
Renovations are under way at Arrowhead Stadium at a cost of $375 million. onstruction will be completed by the beginning of the 2010 Chiefs season, and new features will include 80 percent more restrooms,...
Chiefs Start Anew: Vermeil Likes What He Sees
Photo and description of Dick Vermeil, the new head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs football team in 2001 and former co-worker of Carl Peterson, the team's general manager.
Chiefs' Founder, AFL Pioneer Dies
December 14, 2006
Lamar Hunt, founder of the Kansas City Chiefs, died December 13, 2006. "Hunt's decision to relocate the Dallas Texans of the fledgling and struggling American Football League and rename them the Kansas...
Day One: The Aspirations of the AFL Met the Arrogance of the NFL in Super Bowl I
Photos and article about Super Bowl I, the first of its kind between the Kansas City Chiefs (of the younger American Football League) and the victorious Green Bay Packers (of the older National Football...
Highlights of the sports career of Derrick Thomas (1967-2000), a star player for the Kansas City Chiefs football team dying soon after a car accident.
Derrick Thomas Remembered: An Open Letter to Young NFL Fans across America
February 21, 2000
Editorial letter to "young NFL fans across America" of Derrick Thomas, "the leopard-quick Chiefs linebacker" dying of complications following a car accident at the age of 33 in 2000.
Photos and information on football in the Kansas City and surrounding areas, including the Kansas City Chiefs professional team and the Kansas University college team, etc.
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