The Kansas City Chiefs are planning Arrowhead Stadium renovations for the 2020 season, including seating and technology upgrades.
Construction work will take place at Arrowhead Stadium over the offseason, as the Chiefs undertake the latest round of upgrades to the venerable venue. New seating will be installed in the lower bowl, with the red seats to match those that were added in the upper level as part of a $12-million renovation completed before the 2019 season.
Along with the installation of new seating, the Chiefs will upgrade Arrowhead Stadium’s east end video display. As with the seating project, the video display improvement follows a similar renovation from last year, when the west end screen was overhauled. Various improvements on the main concourse and home locker room upgrades will also be made in the upcoming round of renovations, which is slated to be completed prior to the 2020 season. More from Chiefs.com:
Additionally, the section of seats located in the upper bowl behind the east end zone – which were not replaced last year – will be outfitted with new seats in the coming weeks.
The scoreboard hovering over those seats on the east end of the stadium is set to receive an update, as well. The scoreboard will be renovated with the same state-of-the-art updates that were applied to the west scoreboard last year, including upgraded resolution and HDR technology, providing both ends of the stadium with a crystal-clear look at live action and highlights.
Elsewhere, the Chiefs’ locker room will receive a major facelift in the coming months. Among the scheduled upgrades are brand-new lockers, a ceiling logo in the center of the room, a Gatorade bar, accent lighting and new carpeting in order to provide the players with the best area possible as they prepare for kickoff. The Athletic Training area will also be re-done as part of the project.
The main concourse is set to receive a few renovations as well, with four open-air field box suites set to become fully enclosed boxes ahead of next season.
Originally opening in 1972, Arrowhead Stadium will be the NFL’s third-oldest stadium as of the 2020 season. It has been diligently maintained over the years, however, as the upgrades for 2020 will mark the latest effort to fine tune the stadium’s amenities since the completion of a major renovation project in 2010.
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