Chiefs Hall of Honor

AFL

Chiefs Heritage

1962

As the Dallas football market struggles to to sustain two professional football franchises, Kansas City Mayor H. Roe Bartle learned of Hunt’s interest in a new home for the Texans and extended an invitation for Hunt and Jack Steadman to move the franchise to Mid-America.

After the duo visited Kansas City on an incognito basis, an ambitious campaign took shape to deliver on Bartle’s guarantee to Hunt of tripling the season- ticket base the Texans had enjoyed in Dallas. Kansas City’s mayor, nicknamed “The Chief,” also promised to add 3,000 permanent seats to Municipal Stadium, as well as 11,000 temporary bleacher seats.

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