In january 1967, the chiefs played in the first super bowl. Municipal stadium was such a neat place to watch games im glad i grew up. Roe bartle working for the boy scouts of america in wyoming, 1923. Petersons book the kansas city athletics, a baseball history 19541967 has a quote from the colorful bill veeck saying, until arnold johnson died, kansas city was not an independent. That stadium stood not in downtown kansas city proper, but in a largely residential district just east of what is now lincoln college preparatory. Its a thoughtful, inspirational, emotional journey through a unique time in kansas city and aflnfl history. Beautiful book everything from the design, writing, research and photography. Ballparks today have attractions such as a ferris wheel at comerica park and a swimming pool in the outfield at chase field, but municipal stadium in kansas city had some of the most unusual attractions of any baseball stadium. Municipal stadium hosted both the minorleague kansas city blues of the american association and the kansas city monarchs of the negro leagues from 1923 to 1954.
Kansas city municipal stadium was an american baseball and football stadium. It primarily serves as the home venue of the kansas city chiefs of the national football league nfl. In addition, its provides a historical look at charles finley, the muehlebach hotel where the beatles stayed and municipal stadium where the beatles concert was held. When the dallas texans of the afl moved to kansas city in 1962, becoming the kansas city chiefs, municipal stadium was readied for football. Their day off was cancelled, however, after local promoter charles o finley persuaded the groups manager brian epstein to let them play. The expansion kansas city royals occupied the stadium in 1969. And so, after a long run, kansas city municipal stadium was abandoned, to be torn down in 1976. Kansas city municipal stadium muehlebach, ruppert, and blues. Rhythm and blues, which is to say rock, music has no better friend in the kansas city area than chuck haddix.
History built in 1947, municipal stadium continues to be used for baseballsoftball games. The history of municipal stadium before the royals moved. Northeast news many teams played at municipal stadium. The beatles werent originally scheduled to perform at the municipal stadium in kansas city, missouri. By then, the muehlebach brewing company had been through turmoil, dissolution, and a rebirth. I stopped at the site of municipal stadium in august 2002 and july 2014. Kansas city chiefs simple english wikipedia, the free. Home of the kansas city monarchs, kansas city athletics, kansas city royals and the kansas city chiefs. The following is a detailed history of the kansas city chiefs, a professional american football franchise that began play in 1960 as the dallas texans. New book tells story of hbcu legends of the american football league. Kansas city municipal stadium tribute page public group. The washington senators defeated the kansas city athletics and the box score is ready to surrender its truth to the knowing eye.
Major league baseball mlb is the most historic professional sports league in. For a shining 10 year period, the royals successfully played the big time team in the small town market. It hosted the minor league kansas city blues of the american association from 1923 to 1954, the kansas city monarchs of the negro leagues during most of the same time. That, in turn, led to the construction of kansas citys most beatified ballpark what became municipal stadium at 22nd street and brooklyn. It is part of the truman sports complex together with the adjacent arrowhead stadium, home of the kansas city chiefs of the national football league.
View kansas city, mos concert history along with concert photos, videos, setlists, and more. Click here for the history of the kansas city athletics. In october of that year, team owner charlie finley finally won approval from major league baseball to move the kansas city athletics to oakland, california and out of the aging municipal stadium and its inner city neighborhood. The chiefs first home field in kansas city was the old municipal stadium, built in 1923 at 22nd street and brooklyn avenue.
Arrowhead stadium is an american football stadium in kansas city, missouri, united states. The city of kansas city was unable to find a suitable location for a stadium so. In thirteen years in kansas city, they never finished higher than sixth and never had a winning record. Today, the history of the kansas city chiefs lives on in the finest stadium in the land with over 79, 000 fans in a vibrant sea of red creating one of the nfls greatest home field advantages. It hosted the minor league kansas city blues of the american association from 1923 to 1954 and the kansas city monarchs of the negro leagues during the same period. Temporary stands were erected in left field to expand the stadium s capacity each fall, but had to be removed during the baseball season. Municipal stadium kansas city, missouri kansas city. Apr 06, 2020 mmxii tank productions, all information, and team names are property of major league baseball. Photo of municipal stadium courtesy royals hall of fame. It was dedicated in july 1947 before a crowd of more than 2,500 fans, who turned out to watch a lawrence colts semiprofessional baseball game.
The kansas city public library is pleased to announce the addition of 1,109 digitized yearbooks to our digital history site. Kansas city municipal stadium history podcast youtube. Kauffman won for his leadership include the kansas city press clubs 1973 man of the year, an induction into the missouri sports hall of fame and being named one. When the as finally made their home debut 32,844 excited fans turned out to watch. Kansas city municipal stadium was a baseball and football stadium that formerly stood in kansas city, missouri. The kansas city monarchs, blues, athletics, and chiefs all played at the stadium that was last known as municipal stadium. But as part of the nflafl merger set for 1970, teams were. From lamar hunts quest to build a second professional football league to larry johnson, herman edwards and the chiefs of today. The stadium was almost completely rebuilt prior to the 1955 baseball season when the kansas city athletics moved to kansas city fr. When the as finally made their home debut 32,844 excited fans turned out to watch them beat the detroit tigers 82. After the royals moved to the newly opened royals stadium in 1973, the city razed municipal stadium in 1976. New resources added to our help for residents page kcmo is in a state of emergency. Located at 22nd and brooklyn, municipal stadium was the home to many professional sports teams long before the harry s. The story of kansas citys lush leeds neighborhood the.
This book is the story of that team, but it is really one about exploits off the field. Photo collection november 22, 1967 kansas city chiefs vs. Box score of game played on tuesday, may 4, 1965 at. By opening day of the 1955 season, a roofed second deck was added and the name was changed to municipal stadium. The cleveland indians defeated the kansas city athletics and the box score is ready to surrender its truth to the knowing eye. Kansas city municipal stadium was an american baseball and football stadium in the central united states, located in kansas city, missouri. The chiefs shared it with the kansas city athletics baseball team. Get the best deals on kansas city municipal stadium when you shop the largest online selection at. Ballparks today have attractions such as a ferris wheel at comerica park and a swimming pool in the outfield at chase field, but municipal. The city ran three shifts and the new stadium was built in 90 days, completed in time for the.
Beatles 1964 kansas city concert seat section hotel. After the duo visited kansas city on an incognito basis, an ambitious campaign took shape to deliver on bartles guarantee to hunt of tripling the seasonticket base the texans had enjoyed in dallas. The team is a part of the western division of the american football conference afc in the national football league nfl. This is the most complete accounting of the kc concert to date. In addition to telling the history of the negro leagues, the museum.
If he were only the director of the marr sound archives in the miller nichols library on the university of missouri kansas city campus, that would be a significant achievement in preserving our areas music history. Blyleven allowed only three hits in the first of his many career wins vs. Kansas city municipal stadium history, photos and more of. After johnson got permission to move the as to kansas city, he sold blues stadium to the city, which renamed it kansas city municipal stadium and leased it back to johnson. The kansas city royals started playing at municipal stadium, which was also home to the kansas city as and the monarchs before them. The kansas city chiefs are a professional american football team in kansas city, missouri. Beatles book kansas city meets the beatles the 1964 concert. The yellowpainted end zones will pay homage to the way the teams field looked at kansas city municipal stadium in the 60s and early 70s. Kansas city s municipal stadium opened july 3, 1923, as muehlebach field and was home to the kansas city blues and the negro national league kansas city monarchs. Kcq tackles history of arrowhead, kauffman stadiums. When kansas city baseball fans talk of a downtown ballpark, they are invariably referring to municipal stadium, which served as home field to several pro sports teams from 1923 through 1972.
Kansas city municipal stadium was an american baseball and football stadium in the central. Entrance to kansas city municipal stadium on brooklyn avenue photo. This site is not affiliated with the kansas city athletics or major league baseball. Play in kansas city, missouri at arrowhead stadium heidquartered in varsity o kansas health system training facility. If he were only the director of the marr sound archives in the miller nichols library on the university of missourikansas city campus, that would be a significant achievement in preserving our areas music history. Cleveland indians vs kansas city athletics july, 1963 box score. Click here for sprts logos the kansas city athletics page. Kansas city municipal stadium history, photos and more of the kansas city. While perusing the stacks at the hall of fame last year, i found an article by don wade from the april 6, 1985, issue of the kansas city times which discussed the still vacant lot at 22nd street and brooklyn avenue. A baseball history, 19541967 and millions of other. Arrowhead stadium to feature throwback end zones sunday. The team was a charter member of the american football league afl, and now is currently part of the national football league nfl they are not associated with an earlier dallas texans nfl team that only played for one season in 1952.
Ticket for the beatles at municipal stadium, kansas city, 17 september 1964. K also gave much personal attention to the kansas city community, an important philosophy that was ingrained into the royals organization and still remains today. Kansas city municipal stadium artifacts remain a mystery. Ticket for the beatles at municipal stadium, kansas city, 17. Resulting from more than two years of work by missouri valley special collections staff, the kansas city area high school yearbooks collection has tremendous research potential. Eventually the stadium became blues stadium in 1943 and finally municipal stadium with the addition of an upper deck of seating to prepare it for the major league kansas city athletics in 1955. Kansas city municipal stadium baseball wiki fandom. Starting with their first division title in 1976 and culminating with their 1985 world championship, the royals were considered a model baseball organization from the owner through the front office to the manager, coaching staff and players on the field. It was located at the corner of brooklyn avenue and e. Oakland raiders i have posted a couple of times about purchasing a collection of original color slides from the november 22, 1967, game at municipal stadium, between the kansas city chiefs and oakland raiders. The book is loaded with relevant newspaper clippings, photos and personal comments from kansas city fans. Kc chiefs history is at municipal stadium kansas city. Municipal stadium kansas city, missouri, kansas city, missouri.
The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on may 4, 1965 at municipal stadium. Municipal stadium, opened in 1923 at brooklyn avenue and 22nd street, was the original home for the chiefs and baseballs athletics. Municipal stadium, 22 nd street and brooklyn avenue. Photo collection november 22, 1967 kansas city chiefs. Kansas city s mayor, nicknamed chief, also promised to add 3,000 permanent seats to municipal stadium, as well as 11,000 temporary bleacher seats. Kansas city royals team ownership history society for. July 4, 1968 pele plays an exhibition match against the kansas city spurs at municipal stadium november 2, 1968 usmnt beats bermuda 62 in world cup qualifier in kansas city 2,265 december 17, 1993 formation of major league soccer announced by alan rothenberg june 6, 1995 kcw. Kansas city municipal stadium history, photos and more of the. Hed also bought blues stadium in kansas city, home of the yankees top farm team, the kansas city blues of the american association. Along with bartle, a number of other prominent kansas citians stepped forward to aid in the efforts, putting together more than 1,000 workers to. Our first 50th weekend celebrated 50 seasons of stadium history about major league baseball. It is part of the truman sports complex with adjacent kauffman stadium, the home of the kansas city royals of major league baseball mlb.
This book brought back treasured memories from my childhood and early teens, watching our chiefs in municipal stadium in kansas city with my dad and brother. By the mid1960s, the civic leadership recognized that they would need something better than municipal stadium to house the football chiefs and a majorleague baseball team. Resulting from more than two years of work by missouri valley special collections staff, the kansas city area high school yearbooks collection has. The expansion kansas city royals moved in in 1969 and played their first four seasons in municipal stadium, before moving to kauffman then royals stadium. Kansas city for years home to the most famous negro league team the kansas city monarchs, and more recently home of the new york yankees top minor league franchise was all abuzz as the philadelphia athletics decided to make kansas city their new home. View municipal auditoriums concert history along with concert photos, videos, setlists, and more. Jan 17, 2019 the chiefs first home field in kansas city was the old municipal stadium, built in 1923 at 22nd street and brooklyn avenue. Kansas city chiefs football team worldcat identities. Find city impacts, help, resources, and more at kcmo. The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on july, 1963 at municipal stadium. Washington senators vs kansas city athletics may 4, 1965 box score. Today, a community garden occupies part of the site where the park stood.
It hosted the minor league kansas city blues of the american association from 1923 to the kansas. Box score of game played on saturday, july, 1963 at. New book tells story of hbcu legends of the american. Municipal stadium 19631971 arrowhead stadium 1972present the kansas city chiefs are a perfaisional american fitbaw team based in kansas city, missouri. Kansas citys municipal stadium hosting football after dallas move. Municipal stadium was an old minor league ballpark, originally called muehlebach stadium, later ruppert stadium after the owner of the yankees who bought the kansas city blues franchise in 1937, and then after 1942 blues stadium. Aug 21, 2019 this kcq dives into the history of leeds neighborhood, a kansas city suburb that welcomed black families and flourished in the early 20th century.
This site is maintained for research purposes only. Municipal stadium was such a neat place to watch games im glad i grew up watching the as and chiefs there. The story of the chiefs, one of kansas citys great. The concert history of municipal auditorium kansas city, mo. Past ballparks ballparks of baseball your guide to. Kansas city athletics team history sports team history. Municipal stadium kansas city april 15, 1955september 27, 1967 32,561 winloss record. Major league baseball mlb is the most historic professional sp. The stadium was originally built for the kansas city monarchs of the negro league and for the kansas city blues minor league baseball team. Kauffman had benefited from one of finleys constant complaints, an inadequate municipal stadium, a complaint echoed by footballs kansas city chiefs. Constructed in the early 1920s, municipal stadium was home to many teams during its existence. The chiefs played at municipal for nearly a decade.146 471 1171 1043 870 1268 876 1159 161 421 644 1462 382 115 124 1134 957 1206 1125 461 479 927 1360 1371 1248 701 148 625 1000 784 369 386 1315 636 516