The Arrowhead Stadium has multiple levels.

Arrowhead Stadium

The evolution of a premier venue

Project Facts

Location Kansas City, Missouri
Owner Jackson County Sports Authority
Capacity 79,000 seats


The Chiefs’ stadium, a hallmark venue for over five decades, has consistently upheld its premier status through regular upgrades. This project stands as a significant enhancement, further solidifying its reputation as the benchmark for an unparalleled sports experience.

Arrowhead Stadium is a part of the NFL.

The Arrowhead Stadium has red seats.

Trees and shrubs are planted outside the Arrowhead Stadium.

You can see the fireworks from the stadium’s field.

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About the project

Since its construction in 1970, Arrowhead Stadium has been regarded as one of the NFL’s best and loudest stadiums. In 2008, the owner, Jackson County Sports Authority, decided to upgrade rather than replace the aging stadium, a significant departure from the trend with older NFL venues. As a result, the stadium underwent an extensive renovation and expansion to provide a roomier, more fan-friendly experience. The iconic seating bowl and concrete skeleton were restored while additional amenities such as restrooms, concessions, bars, club lounge spaces, and art video board displays were added.

As the structural and diagnostics engineer, we rapidly implemented a plan to assess the aging structure, identifying the type and extent of deterioration throughout. We then implemented repair solutions to extend the stadium’s life for another 30 years. In parallel, our team designed a major structural expansion, creatively minimizing the number of expansion joints in the expanded portion while respecting the joints in the existing structure. To minimize Game Day disruption, the construction was phased, fast-tracked, and sequenced around football games.