The Kansas City Chiefs NFL American football franchise has revealed its latest upgrade plans for Arrowhead Stadium, while rival team the Carolina Panthers is set to add bunker suites at Bank of America Stadium.
Arrowhead Stadium will undergo a number of changes during the upcoming offseason to uphold its match-day experience, with new seats to be installed in the lower bowl. The red seats will be identical to those placed in the upper deck during the last offseason as part of the venue’s $12m (£9.2m/€10.9m) renovation project.
The new seats are the same as those being fitted at SoFi Stadium, the new home of the Rams and Chargers currently under construction in Los Angeles. The orange seats currently in the lower bowl at Arrowhead Stadium will be placed up for sale by Jackson County, in partnership with Schneider Industries.
The section of seats in the upper bowl behind the east-end zone, which was not replaced last year, will also receive new seats in the coming weeks. The scoreboard on the east end of the stadium will also be renovated to match the west-end board, receiving upgraded resolution and HDR technology.
The Chiefs’ locker room will also benefit from a major facelift in the coming months, with new lockers, a ceiling logo in the centre of the room, a Gatorade bar, accent lighting and new carpeting.
Additionally, Arrowhead Stadium’s athletic training area will be renovated as part of the project, while the venue’s sports lab will be refurbished.
Meanwhile, the Panthers’ Bank of America Stadium is set to be fitted with 14 bunker suites, which will be accommodated by the removal of around 900 seats in the venue’s west-end zone.
WBTV reported that around 400 personal seat licenses (PSLs) will be impacted by the move, with “alternative arrangements” to be made for those affected.
Panthers spokesman Joseph LaBue told WBTV: “There’s gonna be seating outdoors, there will be sort of a neighbourhood area behind the seats and then suite owners are gonna have their own private space in the back of the suite.”
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