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Kansas City Chiefs reveal stunning throwback field design ahead of Thursday Night Football as they paint their end zones EXACTLY the same as they were for Arrowhead Stadium’s first ever game 50 years ago

The Kansas City Chiefs have revealed a brilliant tribute to Arrowhead Stadium on its 50 year anniversary, painting the end zones exactly the same as they looked in 1972 for the arena’s first ever game.

The Chiefs host the Chargers for Thursday Night Football tonight, also marking the team’s first home game of the stadium’s anniversary year.

With that in mind, those in charge at the NFL outfit have made the decision to try and replicate what the stadium looked like for the very first game ever held there, back on August 12, 1972.

Kansas City chiefs have painted their end zones exactly the same as they looked back in 1972

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In the end zone, the font, AFC logo and the Chiefs logo all mimic the original design, and on the 50-yard line, the original Arrowhead logo has also been replicated. 

On that day in 72, the Chiefs defeated the St Louis Cardinals 24-14 in a preseason game, and a few months later a mammoth 82,094 turned up to watch a victory over the Oakland Raiders in what is still the biggest attendance ever seen at the venue.

Nowadays the capacity stands at a still-impressive 76,416, and it is set to be full tonight as the Chiefs look to replicate those 1972 wins against the Chargers.

Bill Kenney of the Chiefs plays against the Raiders during an early Arrowhead game in 1983

The Arrowhead Stadium on August 13, 1972, the day after its first ever game was held

Patrick Mahomes and Co got a win in Week 1 against the Cardinals, and now they’ll look to back that up on home soil against an also-undefeated opponent.

The Chargers beat the Raiders 24-19 at SoFi Stadium, with Justin Herbert throwing for 279 yards and three touchdowns, with zero interceptions.

Both teams are expected to go deep this season and will see tonight as a good way to gauge their abilities early in the campaign. 

Patrick Mahomes will be hoping to get their home season off to a flyer against the Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs reveal stunning throwback field design ahead of Thursday Night Football

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