Professional Sports in Kansas City

By | December 4, 2009

Choose your wild from tailgating before a Kansas City Chiefs game and seeing the Royals, to netting a fish or running a marathon. You’ll find it all in Kansas City, Missouri, that boasts of many sporting and recreational events for the young and old alike. Here are some things sports lovers shouldn’t miss:

The Kansas City Chiefs is a professional American football team and member of the Western Division of the American Football Conference in the National Football League. Originally called the Dallas Texans, the team was founded in 1960 by Lamar Hunt as a charter member of the American Football League. When the team moved to Kansas City in 1963, the Kansas City Chiefs was born.

From 1960 to 1969, the Chiefs became one of the most successful franchises in the American Football League (AFL). They won the league championship thrice and have the distinction of being the second AFL team (after the New York Jets) to defeat a National Football League club.

If you love baseball, the Kansas City Royals is a Major League Baseball team to watch. From 1973 to the present, the Royals have played in Kauffman Stadium. The team has enjoyed  two World Series visits including a championship in 1985. The team derives its name from the American Royal, a livestock and horse show, and rodeo that has been held annually in Kansas City since 1899. The club was founded by Ewing Kauffman, a Kansas City businessman. Former US Senator Stuart Symington established the franchise when the previous major league team, the Athletics, relocated to Oakland, California.


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Blair Stover on October 5, 2010 at 4:05 pm.

No problem, what was your favorite part?

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