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Encyclopedia > Jack Steadman

Jack W. Steadman (born September 14, 1928) is the former chairman, president and general manager for the Kansas City Chiefs professional team and has been associated with the team every year since its inception in 1960 as the Dallas Texans. City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, Yellow, and White Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner Lamar Hunt General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970-present) American Football Conference...

Steadman grew up up in Warrenville, Illinois and Dallas, Texas. He attended Baylor University and received his B.A. in Business Administration from Southern Methodist University. Warrenville is a city located in DuPage County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 13,363. ... ·· Nickname: Big D Location in the state of Texas Counties Dallas County Collin County Denton County Kaufman County Rockwall County Mayor Laura Miller Area    - City 997. ... Baylor University is a private, Baptist-affiliated research university located in Waco, Texas. ... Southern Methodist University (also known as SMU) is a private, coeducational university in University Park, Texas, (an enclave of Dallas). ...

He worked with Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt to found the the team as the Dallas Texans in 1960. In 1963 the team moved to Kansas City, Missouri. Lamar Hunt is one of the most influential sports promoters in the United States. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Fountains or Heart of America Location Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ...

In Steadman's first decade as General Manager the Chiefs won three American Football League championships, appeared twice in the Super Bowl (winning once). Steadman and Hunt were at the forefront of the move to merge the AFL into the National Football League. AFL logo The American Football League (AFL) was a professional league of American football that operated from 1960 to 1969. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ...

In 1967 Kansas City was considering replacing its aging Municipal Stadium (Kansas City) with a new multi-use stadium for both its baseball and football teams. Denver self-educated architect Charles Deaton suggested to Steadman that the teams would be better served if each sport had its own stadium that was configured to its unique demands but that the complex reduce costs by sharing parking and highway expenses. The architect firm Kivett and Myers perfected the plan (adding a rolling roof) and voters approved it. Kansas City Municipal Stadium was a baseball and football stadium that formerly stood in Kansas City, Missouri. ...

The rolling roof was not to be built but the concept established Kivett and it successors in Kansas City as the dominate architects for almost all single purpose major league baseball and football stadiums that have been built since.

Steadman was named General Manager to Executive Vice President and General Manager in 1966; in August of 1976 he was named President of the Chiefs; and in 1989 was named Chairman of the Board. He enters his second season as the club’s Vice Chairman of the Board in 2006.

Steadman has joined Hunt in other ventures including Hunt Midwest Enterprises, Hunt Martin Materials, Hunt Midwest Real Estate Development Company. Steadman and Hunt developed Worlds of Fun, a 165-acre family entertainment complex which opened in 1973 with Oceans of Fun following in 1982. They were sold in 1995 to Cedar Fair. Worlds of Fun (WOF) is an amusement park in Kansas City, Missouri. ... Cedar Fair L.P is publicly traded company that owns and operates amusement parks in North America. ...

He is active in local charities including Chairman, President and Campaign Chairman of the Heart of America United Way; President of the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City; past Chairman and Board Member of the Private Industry Council as well as the Full Employment Council. He is a director of the American Royal Association and the Starlight Theatre Association. Steadman also serves as an Advisory Trustee for Midwest Research Institute and is a past member of the Civic Council Board of Directors. In 1988 he was honored by the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City as the “Kansas Citian of the Year.” The United Way of America is a coalition of charitable organizations that have traditionally pooled efforts in fundraising. ... Chambers of commerce are business advocacy groups which are usually not associated with government. ... The American Royal in Kansas City, Missouri is a livestock show, horse show and rodeo held each year in October and November in the West Bottoms next to to Kemper Arena. ...

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  • Kansas City Chiefs biography



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