In Chiefs news, Arrowhead Stadium is getting a new name. It will now be known as GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium.
It was only a matter of time before the Kansas City Chiefs renamed their stadium. The organization had held off for as long as possible before making the switch and on Thursday, the name stadium name was made official.
With the new name, there are now just four NFL teams who don’t have sponsors attached to their stadiums. Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, and Green Bay are those four teams and it’s amazing that five teams went this long without having a sponsored stadium name.
People are going to be annoyed with this change and I could see why. People don’t like change (I’m not calling Sprint Center the “T-Mobile Center”) plus GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium doesn’t have the same ring to it as just Arrowhead Stadium, but it’s an official name. You’re still free to call it whatever you’d like.
These conversations have been in the works for quite some time now and Chiefs fans should have known this was on the horizon. It’s a financial decision for the Chiefs and is something they tried to put off for as long as possible.
At least Arrowhead is still in the name of the stadium, so there goes any true discussion on changing the name of the organization, which has been a popular topic over the past year with both the Washington Football Team and Cleveland baseball team doing away with their mascots.
Chiefs news might consist of the new stadium name, but this isn’t a big deal at the end of the day.
Yes, it’s going to be an adjustment, but it’s just a name. As I mentioned above, most people are still going to refer to it as “Arrowhead”, but the main difference now is that on TV, you’ll hear the broadcasters say “Welcome back to GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium”. It’ll be weird at first, but this is the new norm in not just the NFL, but all sports.
Hey, at least the teams won’t be wearing logos of their sponsors front and center on their jerseys, right?