What is the Hall of Honor?
The Arrowhead Stadium Hall of Honor is a 26,000 square foot museum devoted to the history of the Kansas City Chiefs franchise and the American Football League founded by Lamar Hunt.
The Story of Hall of Honor
Hunt’s vision came to fruition and what became known as the Hall of Honor opened to rave reviews in the summer of 2010.
The Hall was conceived by Hunt, the team and League’s founder, in August of 1968 “to be devoted to the Chiefs (and the AFL) exclusively and should include interesting memorabilia.” Upon passage of a sales tax by Jackson County (MO) taxpayers for purposes of renovating Arrowhead Stadium, Hunt’s vision came to fruition and what became known as the Hall of Honor opened to rave reviews in the summer of 2010.
Spearheaded by members of the Hunt family, a growing collection of artifacts and memorabilia soon filled cases dedicated to the team’s 1962, 1966, 1969 championships and appearances in two of the first four Super Bowls. Other exhibit areas include memorabilia from Municipal and Arrowhead stadiums as well as cases for each of the Chiefs Hall of Fame and team’s Pro Football Hall of Fame recipients along with their busts and accompanying artifacts.
Of special interest are displays to the Chiefs’ groundbreaking integration of players from traditional Black colleges and universities and the AFL’s unique uniform history. A full host of interactive videos allow visitors to trace the greatest games and plays over the team’s first 50 years.
Finally, the Hall fulfills Lamar Hunt’s vision as it presents a comprehensive history and interpretation of the American Football League from its inception in the late 1950s through its merger with the National Football League in 1969.
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Hall of Honor by the numbers:
- 26,000Exhibit square footage
- 60 Display cases
- 853 Players on revolving triangles
- 756 Game box scores
- 251 Artifacts
- 60 Highlights of top plays (1960-2009)
- 30 Highlights of top games (1960-2009)
- 45 AFL video clips
- 9 Overhead narrative videos
- 36 Bronze busts
- 703 Photographs