The Southeast Final Destination summer program and several athletes who have been taking part in summer conditioning spent Friday June 24 touring Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City.
Entering through the Founder’s Plaza, the Southeast students learned how Lamar Hunt was the driving force behind the creation of the AFL and the Dallas Texans franchise, and how the Texans eventually came to Kansas City. Their journey into the history of the Chiefs included learning how the franchise reaches out to the community, in addition to the team’s performance on the field.
The tour took the students through the Chiefs Hall of Fame and the Chiefs game day locker room, where they got to take pictures of some of their favorite players today, as well as learned where former greats like Derrick Thomas once prepared for games.
After the locker room, anticipation built as students went down the tunnel to the 50 yard line and got to see the stadium from the player’s view along the sideline. And a visit to the Chiefs Sports Lab showed students that being a player isn’t the only job available with a professional sports organization.
While some Southeast students had been to the stadium for games before, for many it was their first time to Arrowhead. Thank you to the Kansas City Chiefs and our tour guide, Christopher, for showing us around.