Kansas City Chiefs is an American football team from Kansas. They are considered one of the moderately powerful teams in the NFL, which they joined later than most of their competitors. While the majority of modern teams exist since before the 50s, KCC only appeared on the football arena in the 60s.
Who owns Kansas City Chiefs? The team has always been owned by the Hunt family. They are now amongst the richest in the country.
The team was created in 1960 in Dallas, and back then they were known as ‘Dallas Texans’. It wasn’t until 1963 that they moved to Kansas and renamed themselves ‘Chiefs’. The brand is heavily inspired by the Indian theme, because these regions were formerly densely populated by Native Americans.
1960 – 1962
When the team was still ‘Texans’ their primary logo displayed the figure of a cowboy, clothed in mostly white and brown. He was running to the left with his feet up in the air. Across his torso, they’ve written the word ‘Texans’ in a red cursive. He also had a massive revolver in this right hand and a ball in the left.
Right behind, the designers put the map of Texas, colored completely in red.
1963 – 1972
In 1963, the team moved to Kansas City and subsequently changed a few things in the logo. Namely, the cowboy was replaced with an Indian warrior – mostly named, except for the red loincloth with the letters ‘KC’ written in yellow on it, red boots and a huge yellow headwear made of feathers.
He likewise kept a ball in his left hand, except now they colored in red. The pistol, for its part, was also supplanted by a tomahawk, just as red.
What supplanted the map of Texas was not the map of Kansas, but a white amalgamation of 6 states: Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa. The borders were black – straight on the outside, and dash-and-dash on the inside.
1972 – today
The logo they adopted in the 70s pictured instead a rough black outline of an arrowhead, jagged and dented to show antiquity. In its middle, the designers placed two red letters ‘K’ and ‘C’ – one overlapping the other – arranged diagonally from left to right.
The initial ‘Texans’ helmets were almost completely red, save for the white maps of Texas on the sides and white ‘mullets’. The design was used ever since, even for the ‘Chiefs’. The only difference was the addition of the ‘arrowhead’ symbol in 1963 in place of the maps, years before they made it the official logo.
The Chiefs uniforms have been red and white almost since the inception, while changing little over the years. The primary variation has always been white jerseys, red pants, white socks and red-and-yellow stripes here and there. The away colors were reversed, and the alternative uniforms are almost completely white.
Kansas City Chiefs Colors
HEX COLOR: #E31837;
RGB: (227, 24, 55)
CMYK: (0, 92, 77, 22)
PANTONE: PMS 186 C
HEX CODE: #FFB81C;
RGB: (255, 184, 28)
CMYK: (0, 31, 98, 0)
PANTONE: PMS 1235 C