KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 18: Brandon Carr #39 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates with fans after the Chiefs defeated the Green Bay Packers 19-14 to win the gameon December 18, 2011 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
It's the sort of gesture intended to honor the dedication of fans to the team, and Chiefs season ticket holders will likely appreciate the gift. With the recent unveiling of the new Nike uniforms, the team announced today that season ticket owners will be among the first to check out the goods with the gift of their own personalized jersey. The team also announced that's just one of several moves to celebrate 50 years of football in Kansas City.
Romeo Crennel and Clark Hunt both made public statements about the giveaway and showed their gratitude for Chiefs fans over the years. Crennel said, "This is a great opportunity for us to say thank you to our fans for the support they have given us. The season is just around the corner, and I'm really looking forward to seeing our fans out there in that Sea of Red cheering us on."
Hunt referenced his father, Lamar, when speaking of his thankfulness of the longtime local support of the team:
"We are very excited to be celebrating 50 years in Kansas City. My family and I are extremely grateful to be a part of this great city and we have built so many fond memories here through the years. When my dad brought this team to Kansas City, he knew there was something special about this place. For 50 years, the Kansas City community has rallied around the Chiefs, and for that, we want to say thank you for being the best fans in the NFL."
Season ticket holders can go here for more information to claim their jersey.