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Arrowhead Stadium Is An Oldie But A Goodie

KANSAS CITY MO - AUGUST 27: A general exterior view of renovated Arrowhead Stadium prior to a preseason game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles on August 27 2010 in Kansas City Missouri.  (Photo by G. Newman Lowrance/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY MO - AUGUST 27: A general exterior view of renovated Arrowhead Stadium prior to a preseason game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles on August 27 2010 in Kansas City Missouri. (Photo by G. Newman Lowrance/Getty Images)
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Be glad we're not dealing with stadium issues here in Kansas City. I cover the rest of the league at SBNation.com/NFL and one of the worst things to talk about are the various stadium issues around the league with the threat of a Los Angeles relocation waiting in the wings.

Albert Breer of NFL.com wrote a story on new stadiums around the league and included some interesting nuggets:

  • From 1995-99, there were eight new stadiums built.
  • From 2000-03, there were nine new stadiums built.
  • From 2004-2013, four new stadiums will go up.

That means in 18 years, nearly two-thirds of the NFL will have new stadiums.

But don't include Arrowhead on that list.

Breer posted a chart of the opening dates of all the stadiums in the league and Arrowhead is the fifth oldest stadium, opening in 1972. The only older stadiums: Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego Chargers - 1967), O.co Coliseum (Oakland Raiders - 1966), Candlestick Park (San Francisco 49ers - 1960) and Lambeau Field (Green Bay Packers - 1957).

I like our old stadium. It received a facelift a few years ago but if there's ever talk of building a new stadium around here, I'm going to be against it. There's something about the history and tradition of Arrowhead that's part of its allure.

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