Plus, 3,800 lbs of trout added to Shawnee Mission Lake.
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Today’s Forecast

56º | 8% chance of precipitation
Sunrise 6:51 a.m. | Sunset 6:10 p.m.

🏟️ Peep these reno plans
KCtoday_Arrowhead Renovations
The football fans in your life might already be drooling. | Renderings via Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs proposed a new look for Arrowhead, complete with some pretty sweet new deets. Attentive readers may have already noticed that the renderings feature a Kauffman Stadium-free Truman Sports Complex.

Itching to get off the sidelines? Then let’s tackle these new renderings and see what the Chiefs are cooking.

Activation Zone

Activation Zone

Imagine all the post-game victory parties.


Rendering courtesy of Kansas City Chiefs

So that’s what happened to the K — This zone would feature tailgate and covered entertainment areas where Kauffman Stadium currently stands. The Chiefs intend for it to be used on game days as well as year-round.

Parking + dedicated rideshare zone

The upgraded stadium would feature a dedicated zone for rideshare services plus more parking options, like a parking deck to the south of stadium + an expanded parking lot on the north side of the stadium (also where The K still stands). Lot O, the RV parking lot, would be expanded, paved, lit, and have permanent restrooms added.

Upper concourse bridge + canopy

Upper Concourse Bridge and canopy Arrowhead Stadium Renderings

For those of us in the nosebleeds — enjoy less walking, more snacking, and less sun.


Rendering courtesy of Kansas City Chiefs

This bridge would create wrap-around access for fans in the upper concourse section. So no more trekking up and down those stairs when you need to cross the stadium. The bridge would also have space for more food + beverage vendors. An added overhead canopy complete with infrared heaters + giant fans would help keep your temperature regulated, whatever the weather.
Are you excited for the proposed Arrowhead renovations?

A. Yes, I can’t wait for the first season in the new digs.
B. No, it’s nothing special to me.
C. I’m still not sure what to think.
Thursday, Feb. 29
  • KC Craft Ramen x Shishimaru | Thursday, Feb. 29-Sunday, March 3 | KC Craft Ramen, 6830 W. 119th St., Overland Park, KS | $16.50 | It’s exchange season at KC Craft Ramen as professional chefs from Nagoya, Japan bring their expertise and authentic flavors to metro tables for one week only.
Friday, March 1
  • 5-year Anniversary Celebration | Friday, March 1 | 10 a.m.-7 p.m. | Monarch Books & Gifts, 7713 W. 151st St., Overland Park, KS | Free | Celebrate the store, staff, and loyal customers like you with raffles, a prize wheel, a scavenger hunt, and books, of course.
  • Death of A Gangster Murder Mystery Dinner and Show | Friday, March 1 | 6-9 p.m. | The Heritage Center, 109 Delaware St., Leavenworth, KS | Join the Dunn family for the mafia wedding of the century alongside a silent auction and a 50-50 raffle.
  • Phantastic Punch Release Party w/ The Phantastics & Flare The Rebel | Friday, March 1 | 9 p.m. | The Ship OG Ship Room, 1217 Union Ave., KCMO | $10 | Be the first to taste The Phantastics + Vine Street Brewing Co.'s fruited sour collab celebrating the band’s new single “Things You Do.”
Saturday, March 2
Sunday, March 3
  • Native American Cultural Celebration | Sunday, March 3 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, KCMO | Free | Celebrate and learn about longstanding traditions in art, dance and music from Indigenous people across the U.S.
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News Notes
  • Can you blame us with this Midwestern weather? Rather than our previously stated cold front, it’s gonna be warm + balmy for the rest of this week. But if you stepped outside into this morning, you’ve probably already figured that out.
  • Want to capitalize on that warm weather? Then put your fishing boots on. Shawnee Mission Lake (West 79th Street + Renner Road) was just stocked with 3,800 lbs of trout. Cast your rod + catch up to four per day, no length limit. (Kansas City Star)
Today Is
  • Leap Day. Why do we add a day to February? To make an astronomically long story short — it keeps us synchronized with the Earth’s revolutions around the sun. Otherwise our calendars would be off by ~501 days, meaning Feb 1, 2024, would actually be June 16, 2025 according to our handy time calculator.
  • Leaflink released its Brand Winner’s list detailing the top marijuana brands + dispensaries by state, and the KC metro blew away the competition. The No. 1 dispensary was Good Day Farm Missouri, and KC-based bud biz Franklin’s was named the No. 2 fastest-growing distributor in Missouri.
  • Three shopping centers’ Forever 21s are closing their doors: Country Club Plaza, Legends Outlets, and Independence Center. All three are expected to close sometime in March and April. The store closings come as a result of Forever 21 filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last September. (Kansas City Business Journal)
  • The secret to spotless furniture: ChomChom’s reusable lint roller, which picks up pet hair and lint like nobody’s business. Get it on sale for a few more hours.*
The Buy
New tees for a new season. Freshen up your spring wardrobe with tees that feel as good as they look from Carolina Surf Dogs, Salt Monkey, and Sandlot Goods.
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