|If you're a season ticket holder, these jerseys will be yours. (KCChiefs.com)|
“We are very excited to be celebrating 50 years in Kansas City,” Chiefs owner Clark Hunt said in a statement. “My family and I are extremely grateful to be a part of this great city and we have built so many fond memories here through the years. When my dad brought this team to Kansas City, he knew there was something special about this place. For 50 years, the Kansas City community has rallied around the Chiefs, and for that, we want to say thank you for being the best fans in the NFL.”
The jersey -- which, of course, can be seen at right -- also comes with a patch commemorating season ticket holders that can be worn on the right shoulder, opposite of the Lamar Hunt AFL patch. Ticket holders also can order additional jerseys at a reduced rate.
The offer is available to new season ticket holders and to those who have or will renew their passes.
Not altogether newsworthy, but still, a cool gesture for a team to its fanbase.
“This is a great opportunity for us to say thank you to our fans for the support they have given us,” coach Romeo Crennel said in the team statement. “The season is just around the corner, and I'm really looking forward to seeing our fans out there in that Sea of Red cheering us on.”
The best news about this gift: no longer will Chiefs fans have to worry that their jersey could be irrelevant the next season if the name on the back of their attire gets traded or released. Unless the team gets really bad and fans decide they'd be better off rooting for a different team altogether.
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