Photo of the different seating levels at Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Kansas City Chiefs.

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After more than 30,000 seats were removed from the upper level of Arrowhead Stadium, Jackson County has announced a proposal that would allow Kansas City Chiefs fans to purchase the old stadium seats. The county is currently considering forming a partnership with S&S Seating Inc. of Indiana and Schneider Industries Inc. of St. Louis to oversee the removal and seat restoration process. The two companies have overseen similar processes at former sports stadiums including Candlestick Park (San Francisco Giants), the old Busch Stadium (St. Louis Cardinals), and Tiger Stadium (Detroit Tigers).

The old Arrowhead Stadium seats would provide sentimental value to long-time Kansas City Chiefs season ticket holders that could purchase the seats as mementos. Fans could be able to purchase their old seats as early as September and certainly before the end of the 2019 NFL season. The seats are expected to be sold at the following price points.

  • $399 for two seats with Arrowhead logos
  • $299 for two seats without Arrowhead logos
  • $199 for single seats
  • Any of the above options plus a $20 fee for the right to choose specific seats from the stadium

Fans will be able to purchase the old Arrowhead Stadium seats via a website ran by S&S Seating Inc. The seats will also be able to be purchased and picked up locally although the location has not been announced to the public yet. Jackson County, Missouri residents will get first dibs on the right to purchase the old seats.

Jackson County will receive $75,000 from Schneider Industries Inc. for the seat removal up front and then split the profits after the seats are sold off. The money will be used to make improvements to the Jackson County park playgrounds and improve accessibility for disabled children. The upper deck of Arrowhead Stadium is being renovated to the tune of $11.5 million. Other upgrades coming to Arrowhead Stadium next season include the installation of new seats with cup holders, new LED panels for the west end zone scoreboard, and measures to make the upper level weatherproof. Last season, the Kansas City Chiefs organization caused an uproar when they changed the long-standing Arrowhead Stadium tailgating rules


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