NFL American football team the Kansas City Chiefs has announced plans to upgrade Arrowhead Stadium during the offseason as it seeks to enhance the experience for supporters.

The stadium has served as the Chiefs’ home for more than 40 years. As the NFL season draws to a close, the team has detailed plans for major renovation work at the stadium in time for the 2019 campaign.

Arrowhead Stadium’s ‘Arrowvision’ scoreboard, which hangs over the west end zone and is shaped like a football, will be modernised. The structure will maintain its size and shape but will be fitted with new LED panels to provide a more enhanced picture for spectators.

The upper deck’s waterproofing measures will also be reapplied to protect the enclosed space below the Club Level. The Chiefs said the initiative is designed to bolster the stadium’s ability to deal with adverse weather conditions.

To allow for the renovation work, every seat in the upper deck will be removed. Once the seats have been put back in place, they will be brand new and feature cup-holders for the first time.

Work is due to begin as early as this week. The team hopes the renovation will reinforce the physical attributes of the stadium, while also maintaining its reputation as a leading NFL venue.

Chiefs president Mark Donovan said: “It has been a decade since our last major renovation to Arrowhead Stadium was completed and we’ve been taking an extensive look at areas we can address as we move towards future seasons. We are excited about these projects and look forward to the work beginning in the coming days and weeks.”

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