In recent days, some Kansas City Chiefs fans had noticed images of the Arrowhead Stadium end zones showing the team name painted in a different style than usual — leading to online speculation that the team was bringing back the classic yellow end zone paint scheme for the postseason.
On Wednesday, the team tweeted a video of the ground crew painting the field for Sunday’s Divisional round game against the Houston Texans — one that appeared to carefully avoid showing the end zones.
But on Thursday, the team went all in.
Y’all wanted it... it comes to life today. We’re going live in just a few minutes, stay tuned... pic.twitter.com/FePfawdVr1— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) January 9, 2020
As you can see in a live-stream video from the Mothership posted on Thursday, the yellow paint for the retro look was being applied to the end zones; the team is indeed bringing it back for the postseason.
The team had previously brought back this paint scheme for the 2019 home opener against the Baltimore Ravens.
This is the most beautiful sight these eyes have ever seen! https://t.co/LPUv8ebnH1— John Dixon (@Arrowheadphones) September 21, 2019
Prior to September, the Chiefs had not used the scheme since their final game in Municipal Stadium on December 25, 1971 — the famous double-overtime playoff loss to the Miami Dolphins. It was commonly used during the years the team played at at the old stadium — including, of course, the championship season 50 years ago.
For this postseason run, the Chiefs are pulling out all the stops.