Kansas City is undeniably a sports city. And Overland Park is a short drive away from a number of stadiums and sports-related attractions, giving you plenty of opportunities to get in the middle of the action.
If your Overland Park visit falls during football season, make plans to attend a Kansas City Chiefs game.
The Kansas City Chiefs have a unique heritage and historical background. The Chiefs originally played as the Dallas Texans as part of the American Football League from 1960 to 1962. In 1963, owner Lamar Hunt moved the team to Kansas City where they renamed the team in honor of Kansas City mayor Harold Roe Bartle. As founder of a Boy Scouts honor camping society, Tribe of Mic-O-Say, Bartle was nicknamed "Chief" Lone Bear.
The Kansas City Chiefs reside at the historic GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, which is considered one of the best stadiums in the world because of its acoustics and sleek seating design. The design allows one of the best fan environments to watch a game. In 2014, Kansas City Chiefs fans set the world record for loudest crowd noise at a sports stadium at 142.2 decibels.
Not only is Arrowhead the loudest outdoor stadium, but is also known for its tailgating experience. Fans line up outside the gates several hours before each game prepping the grills and getting hyped to watch the team. Don't be surprised if you're invited to one or a hundred tailgates as you make your way to the stadium. KC is notorious for its friendly people and BBQ – it’s just a way of life.
If you can’t make it to a game while in Overland Park, be sure to watch it at one of the local sports bars in OP!
If you’re not planning to stand in the sea of the 70,000 loud and faithful at Arrowhead, gather your favorite Chiefs fans and spend it in Overland Park. Between joining fans decked out in their Chiefs’ red and gold and hearing “Touchdown, KAN-ZUH CITY!” the only difference between Overland Park and Arrowhead is the Chiefs…