As the NFL celebrates its 100th season, the Kansas City Chiefs celebrate their 60th season at the same time – marking an obvious return to the gold end zones this Sunday for their home-start against the Baltimore Ravens.
KCTV5 producer Dante Jones tweeted a photo from Arrowhead Stadium on Thursday afternoon . As you can see in the photo, the chiefs' ground teams are currently painting the end zone in gold.
AP reader Josh Chavis first realized that this could be possible on Monday .
#Chiefs in fact roll out the old municipal stadium color for the pitch on Sunday. Take a look at this (crappy) image of the old field and compare it with the stencil markings on the field today.
Love it. pic.twitter.com/NZUXOD2Fqp
̵1; Josh Chavis (@ JoshChavis65) September 16, 2019
The golden end zones became popular in the 1960s when the Chiefs were still playing at the Municipal Stadium. Chiefs founder Lamar Hunt had the intention "to provide the old town with colorful end zones – unique for their time," said Chiefs.com.
The Chiefs moved to the Arrowhead Stadium in 1972 and reached up to The photos show that the color scheme for the golden end zones has never been used at the new location.
For most of the seasons at Arrowhead, the end zones remained green, with the word "chiefs" in white-outlined red letters. We found some arrowhead photos where the lettering was white over a red background. However, it seems that the scheme applied to the end zones this week – including the font and spacing of the word "Chiefs" – has not been used since the team played at Municipal Stadium.
In the middle of the field is a small helmet with the Arrowhead logo and not just the Arrowhead.
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