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Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Division/Conference: AFC West Division of the NFL
Home Games: Arrowhead Stadium
Best Players: Len Dawson, Jamaal Charles, Tony Gonzalez, Nick Lowery, Will Shields
Rival Team: Oakland Raiders
The Kansas City Chiefs have a team history background dating back to 1959 when a Texan businessman named Lamar Hunt wanted to join the American Football League (AFL) with his own home-grown team. Hunt owned the Dallas Texans already but with the emergence of the Dallas Cowboys, Hunt decided to relocate his team to Kansas City, Mo., in 1963, which resulted in the renaming of the team to the Kansas City Chiefs. The team moved up in the ranks quickly and won three AFL championships in the 1960s: 1962, 1966 and 1969. Upon winning their 1969 championship, the Chiefs played in the Super Bowl IV game against the Minnesota Vikings in 1970 and won. The Chiefs also beat the Oakland Raiders in the final AFL game ever. In 1970, the Chiefs joined the NFL. The Kansas City Chiefs continue their great legacy today, with live games played at Arrowhead Stadium. You can find tickets to Kansas City Chiefs games at StubHub.
Who are the all-time team leaders?
The Kansas City Chiefs boast some great former players, including Len Dawson who holds the record for all-time passing. Jamaal Charles holds the record as the all-time rushing leader. The all-time receiver for the Chiefs is Tony Gonzalez, and the all-time scorer is Nick Lowery. The Chiefs' head coach with the most wins is Hank Stram.
Who is the Kansas City Chiefs' head coach?
Andy Reid is the current head coach for the Kansas City Chiefs and has been for the last seven seasons. Coach Reid has led the Chiefs to the playoffs four times. As a former offensive lineman, he brings his experience to his coaching technique. Reid was formerly the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. During Coach Reid's tenure as an assistant with Green Bay, the Packers went to the playoffs a total of six times and played in the Super Bowl two years in a row, winning one. Coach Reid has over 15 years of experience in football coaching.
Where do the Kansas City Chiefs play their home games?
The Kansas City Chiefs play their home games at Arrowhead Stadium located in Kansas City, Mo. The stadium opened in 1972 and cost $43 million to construct. The seating capacity at Arrowhead Stadium is 79,451. Hundreds of thousands of attendees visit the stadium every year. Arrowhead Stadium is considered one of the best sports venues in the country. Despite having been around for four decades, the facilities are state of the art and remain well-maintained and timeless.
Who are the Kansas City Chiefs' main rivals?
The Kansas City Chiefs have a number of team rivals named in the media circuit, but the greatest rivalry is with the Oakland Raiders. Part of this is fueled by the fact that Chris Johnson was let go by the Chiefs and signed on by the Raiders almost immediately. There is a lot of internal swapping and overlapping between the two teams that also fuels the tension. For instance, Rich Gannon began his career with the Chiefs in the '90s but signed with the Raiders in 1999. Two years later, he was named NFL MVP. The Chiefs drafted Terdell Sands, who then later played for the Raiders. Given these internal conflicts, the Raiders remain the Chiefs' biggest rival team.
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