The Kansas City Chiefs were one of the charter teams in the AFL back in 1960. In 1963, the team—originally the Dallas Texans—moved to Kansas City because Dallas couldn’t sustain two football teams. The Texans/Chiefs had their greatest success in professional football as an AFL team. In 1962 the Texans won the AFL championship, then followed it up with another title in 1965 and a Super Bowl victory over the Minnesota Vikings in 1969. Aside from a stray playoff appearance in 1971, the Chiefs struggled in the NFL. Under head coach Marty Schoettenheimer, Kansas City went on a major run of success in the 1990s. The Chiefs made the playoffs six straight seasons from 1990 to 1995 and again in 1997. Over that stretch Kansas City won three division titles, but never got over the hump to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl. Since the 1990s, the Chiefs have had only the occasional strong season, making the playoffs just three more times. Kansas City has retired the numbers of 10 players in the team’s history. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Kansas City Chiefs tickets.
2016 Chiefs Season Preview
The Kansas City Chiefs have been one of the toughest teams in the NFL over the last 5 years, and were very competitive again in 2014, despite missing the playoffs. The key to the Chiefs success the last few years has been their defensive unit, which held opponents to 20 or fewer points in 11 of 16 games last season, and did not allow a single team to break 30 points. The core of that defensive unit is back in 2015, with the Chiefs locking down Justin Houston to a long term deal. Kansas City used their first pick in the 2015 NFL draft to select Marcus Peters, a cornerback who is projected to start from day one for Kansas City. On the offensive side of the ball, Kansas City brought in speedy receiver Justin Maclin to give Alex Smith a deep threat and take some of the pressure off of Jamaal Charles and the running game. Kansas City will be one of the most exciting teams to watch in 2015, not only because the team is as talented as it has been in years, but also because of the strength of the AFC West. 3 of the 4 teams in the AFC West will be legitimate playoff contenders in 2015, and the Chiefs will likely play one of the hardest, and most exciting schedules in the NFL.
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Kansas City Chiefs Football at Arrowhead Stadium Address: 1 Arrowhead Dr, Kansas City, Missouri, 64129
The Chiefs play their home games at Arrowhead Stadium, located in Kansas City, Missouri. One of the oldest stadiums in the NFL, Arrowhead Stadium was renovated in 2010 to keep the venue up to par with the state-of-the-art standard expected in the NFL. When filled to capacity, Arrowhead holds more than 76 thousand screaming fans. For the full gameday experience at Arrowhead, inquire about the Chiefs Tailgate Party, which provides all-you-can-eat food and drinks. The Kansas City Chiefs home bench is on the Arrowhead Stadium sideline with sections 114-128, so get your Kansas City Chiefs tickets in these sections to be close to the team. Arrowhead Stadium parking information is covered in our Chiefs event guide.
Chiefs vs. Raiders
One of the more bitter rivalries in the NFL, these two teams having been battling against each other since 1960 for 105 meetings. With multiple Super Bowl Championships, and over 15 division titles, these two teams have established themselves as one of the premier matchups in the league and will only continue to build on that in the years to come.
Chiefs vs. Chargers
With an AFC Championship game matchup along with being division foes, the intensity level always seems to be at its highest when these two teams meet. This rivalry became more heated and the fans grew to hate each other more when Marty Schottenheimer became the head coach of the Chargers after previously leading the Chiefs for 10 seasons.
Chiefs vs. Broncos
This rivalry has been played over 100 times and dates back to the 1960s. The intensity level always seems to be at its highest when these two teams meet and has even carried over to the head coaches during their postgame handshake. With two matchups a year, this rivalry will only continue to get better.
Chiefs in the Super Bowl, AFC Championship and in the NFL Playoffs
The Chiefs have won three AFL Championships and a Super Bowl to establish themselves as one of the premier franchises in the NFL. With over 50 years in the NFL, Kansas City has won the division 7+ times and has reached the playoffs over 15 times. The Chiefs will only add to this number in the upcoming seasons.
Kansas City Chiefs Event Guide
What are some of the best game day traditions at a Chiefs game at Arrowhead?
Arrowhead is considered to be among the loudest stadiums in the NFL. The “Asphalt Jungle” surrounding Arrowhead is the scene of great football tailgating. Chiefs fans often do the “Tomahawk Chop” before, during and after games.
How do I find cheap Kansas City Chiefs tickets?
TicketCity has the most competitive prices for Kansas City Chiefs tickets in the market. Depending on how the Chiefs are doing, or who their opponent is, ticket prices will vary, so check TicketCity often for cheap Kansas City Chiefs tickets. If cheap is your priority, take a look at the preseason games. You can regularly find cheap tickets to preseason games, sometimes below face value.
What are the best Kansas City barbecue restaurants to visit when in-town for a Chiefs game?
Kansas City has over 100 barbecue restaurants, so you know there are plenty of great options. Arthur Bryant’s BBQ Restaurant is the king of KC barbecue scene; try the burnt ends or rib tips. Oklahoma Joe’s (try the Z-Man beef brisket) and LC’s Bar B-Q (cash only) are among the best. Visit Gates and Sons Bar-B-Q for what many consider the best barbecue sauce in the land. There is a Gates BBQ stand inside Arrowhead Stadium.
Who are the most famous former Kansas City Chiefs players?
The Chiefs were founded in 1960 by legendary oilman, Lamar Hunt, and are one of the most storied franchises in the NFL. Jan Stenerud, Len Dawson and Derrick Thomas are a few of the dozen Chiefs whose number has been retired. Coach Hank Stram, quarterback Joe Montana, and running back Marcus Allen are former Chiefs who have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.