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15 Kansas City Chiefs Facts Worthy of the Super Bowl!

Here's all you need to know about this Super Bowl winning NFL team from Missouri!

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Last Updated:  June 11th 2024

Kansas City Chiefs are one of the most successful NFL teams in recent history, winning three Super Bowls in just a few years. They also have some very famous fans and are one of the most exciting teams in American Football. Here are 15 amazing facts to prove it!

1. The team were founded in 1959... in Texas

A Texas Longhorn

A business owner named Lamar Hunt set up a football team in Dallas, Texas. They were named Dallas Texans – easy to remember, right? – and played in the American Football League.

2. They moved to Kansas City in 1963

After a few years of sharing a stadium with the Dallas Cowboys, the Dallas Texans moved to Kansas City in 1963 and changed their name to the Chiefs four days after arriving in the state of Missouri!

3. They play their home games at Arrowhead Stadium

An American Football on a chalkboard background

In 1972, the Kansas City Chiefs moved into Arrowhead Stadium. It has a capacity of 76,416, making it almost as big as Wembley Stadium.

4. Their fans are very loud

In 2014, Chiefs fans – known as Red Coaters – set the world record for making the loudest crowd noise at a sports event. A sound level of 142.2 decibels was recorded during a fixture against the New England Patriots on September 29, 2014.

5. They're part of the American Football Conference West!

NFL logo

The NFL is made up of 32 teams. Due to the size of the United States of America, the NFL is split into two different conferences: the American Football Conference (AFC) and the National Football Conference (NFC). Each conference has 16 teams and is divided into four divisions: North, East, South and West.

6. You may have heard of Travis Kelce

Kansas City Chiefs star Travis Kelce

Even if you're relatively new to the world of American Football, chances are you've heard of NFL star Travis Kelce in recent months – that’s because he’s a Super Bowl winner and dating one of the most famous singers in the world... Taylor Swift!

7. They've won the Super Bowl four times

It's been a great time to be a Chiefs fan in recent years. They've won the Super Bowl in 1970, 2020, 2023 and 2024! That's like Manchester City winning the Champions League twice in a row (but wearing helmets and shoulder pads).

8. Paul Rudd is a Chiefs fan

Friend of Beano and Ant-Man and Ghostbusters star, Paul Rudd, is a big fan of the Chiefs. His loyalty to the city's teams doesn't stop there. He also supports the Kansas City Royals baseball team too!

9. They share rivalries with a number of NFL teams

As they're part of the AFC West, the team have fierce rivalries with Denver Broncos, Los Angeles Chargers and Las Vegas Raiders!

10. The team's mascot is a wolf!

A wolf on an American football field

Since 1989, the team's mascot has been a wolf named K.C. Wolf. The mascot was named after the Chiefs' 'Wolfpack', a group of fans from the team's days before they called Arrowhead Stadium their home. The lupine sports enthusiast earned their own place in American football history, when they became the NFL's first mascot to be inducted into the Mascot Hall of Fame in 2006. Ow-oooo!

11. They're named after a mayor

A mayor wearing a Kansas City Chiefs pendant on a thick gold chain

The Kansas City Chiefs were named after H. Roe Bartle, who was the the mayor of Kansas City in the early 1960s. Mayor Bartle – who was nicknamed 'Chief' – played an important part in bringing the Dallas Texans to Kansas City. The team was named in his honor after a fan competition to give the newly installed side a fresh new name.

12. Many legendary players have played for the Chiefs

The Chiefs have had many several legendary players pass through their ranks during their long history, like Derrick Thomas, Tony Gonzalez, and Willie Lanier. Travis Kelce and Patrick Mahomes have evolved into icons of the game and have already earned their place in the NFL history books and facts pages such as this.

13. Their owner came up with the name Super Bowl

The Chiefs' founder Lamar Hunt invented the term 'Super Bowl' after watching his children play with a toy called a 'Super Ball'. This is not to be confused with a 'superb owl', which is a completely different thing.

14. Their offense was so good, they had a nickname

An American Football commentator

Because their offense – their attack – was so good between 2018-2021, they were called the Legion of Zoom because of their speed on the field.

15. Their head coach is pretty, pretty good

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid

Kansas City Chiefs' head coach Andy Reid is basically the Pep Guardiola of the NFL. Big Red, as he's known, became the team's 13th coach in 2013 and has guided them to three Super Bowl wins and has earned other records along the way!