The Kansas City Chiefs jerseys and logos

Published: 06th October 2009
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The Kansas City Chiefs are a professional American football team based in Kansas City, Missouri. The Chiefs are a member of the Western Division of the American Football Conference in the National Football League. Originally named the Dallas Texans, the club was founded by Lamar Hunt in 1960 as a charter member of the American Football League. In 1963, the team moved to Kansas City, Missouri and were renamed the Kansas City Chiefs. The team is legally and corporately registered as Kansas City Chiefs Football Club, Incorporated and according to Forbes is valued at just over USD $1 billion. When the Texans began playing in 1960, the team's logo consisted of the state of Texas in white with a yellow star marking the location of the city of Dallas. Originally, Hunt chose Columbia blue and orange for the Texans' uniforms, but Bud Adams chose the colors for his Houston Oilers franchise. Hunt reverted to red and gold for the Texans' NFL jerseys, which even after the team relocated to Kansas City, remain as the franchise's colors to this day.





The state of Texas on the team's helmet was replaced by an arrowhead design originally sketched by Lamar Hunt on a napkin. Hunt's inspiration for the interlocking "KC" design was the "SF" inside of an oval on the San Francisco 49ers helmets. Unlike the 49ers' logo, Kansas City's overlapping initials appear inside a white arrowhead instead of an oval and are surrounded by a thin black outline. From 1960 to 1973, the Chiefs had grey facemask bars on their helmets, but changed to white bars in 1974. The Chiefs' uniform design has essentially remained the same throughout the club's history. It consists of a red helmet and either red or white jerseys with the opposite color numbers and names. White pants were used with both jerseys from 1960-1967 and 1989-1999. After a brief disappearance, the Chiefs re-introduced the all-white uniform combinations for the 2006 season. When the Chiefs wear their red football jerseys, they always wear white pants. The Chiefs have never worn an alternate jersey in a game, although custom jerseys are sold for retail.





In 2007, the Kansas City Chiefs honored the Lamar Hunt and the AFL with a special patch. It features the AFL's logo from the 1960s with Hunt's "LH" initials inside the football. In 2008, the patch became permanently affixed to the left chest of both Kansas City's home and away jerseys.





In select games for the 2009 season, the Chiefs-as well as the other founding teams of the American Football League-will wear "throwback" Kansas City Chiefs jerseys to celebrate the AFL's 50th anniversary and the 1962 Dallas Texans team that won the AFL Championship.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kansas_City_Chiefs#Logos_and_uniforms


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