The Chiefs (and Kansas City) are obviously thrilled with opening the 2010 NFL season on Monday Night in the renovated Arrowhead Stadium. When we talked with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in New York, he said the Monday Night game was a way to celebrate the renovations the Chiefs have put into the stadium.
Talking with 610 Sports' Bob Fescoe, Clark Hunt echoed those thoughts.
"Anytime you get to host a Monday Night game, it's a big deal," Hunt said. "In this case, it will be the grand re-opening of Arrowhead Stadium. Something that has been five or six years in the making. Something that the citizens of Jackson County made a significant contribution to. And I'm just thrilled that the National Football League was able to give us that game as a way to help celebrate what we've done over the last five or six years with the stadium."
I don't know about you all, but I like the fact that Arrowhead is such an old stadium. There's a lot of history in a stadium nearing its 40th year in existence.
"Stadiums rarely have a life that's beyond 25 years," Hunt continued. "The great thing about Arrowhead is -- in its 37 or 38th year -- we were able to do a renovation that, frankly, is going to make it as good as any new stadium in the NFL.
"I had a chance to do a tour of the building a couple weeks ago, and I saw some areas that had not been finished yet that were very close to being completed and it's absolutely fantastic. I"m thrilled with the way it turned out. It's better than what I expected."
I think I may just have to attend that game.