The Los Angeles Chargers began using the new KCI Airport terminal

Kansas City, Mo. – The Los Angeles Chargers experienced new and old in Kansas City this week.

KCI Airport technically welcomed the first aircraft to the new terminal on Wednesday evening.

Luckily the Chargers are flying in to face the Chiefs on Thursday Night Football.

A spokesperson for the airport said that Delta Chargers flight is the first fully loaded plane to park and unload passengers at the new KCI Airport Terminal.

The construction of the terminal is still underway, and it is not ready to handle passengers. The Delta gate is not ready either, so the Chargers coach, players, and staff, deplaned on the concrete poured for the new terminal.

The Chiefs home opener will also be the first to be live-streamed exclusively on Amazon Prime. Prime’s 11-year deal with the NFL includes prime-time games throughout the season.

While millions of fans will be able to watch the kickoff in a new way, the game will take place in one of the league’s most historic stadiums.

The Chiefs organization is marking its 50th season at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. The stadium was opened to the public in 1972.

In true Thursday throwback fashion, the Chiefs were painted GEHA field to match the original 1972 design. Look for the red end zone and midfield design with a nod to the old AFC.

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