Longtime Chiefs executive Jack Steadman retiring

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jack Steadman, a member of the Kansas City Chiefs' front office since their founding in 1960 as the AFL's
Dallas Texans, announced his retirement Tuesday.

Steadman, the general manager when Kansas City won its only
Super Bowl title after the 1969 season, is currently the Chiefs'
vice chairman. His retirement takes effect Wednesday.

He has also been the team's president, executive vice president
and chairman during his 47-year tenure.

Steadman is credited with conceiving the side-by-side stadium
layout at the Truman Sports Complex, site of the Chiefs' Arrowhead
Stadium and the Kansas City Royals' Kauffman Stadium.

"Next to my father, Lamar, no single person has had a greater
impact on the Chiefs organization than Jack Steadman," Chiefs
chairman Clark K. Hunt said in a statement issued by the team.
"For nearly six decades, he has tirelessly supported our family
serving as the driving force behind almost every major initiative
undertaken in that time."

Steadman, who helped develop the Worlds of Fun theme park in
Kansas City with Chiefs founder Lamar Hunt, is also retiring
Wednesday from his position as chairman of Hunt Midwest
Enterprises. The real estate development company owns the world's
largest underground industrial park and also has a 50 percent
interest in Hunt Martin Materials, a limestone rock mining company.

"To have the opportunity to work with and for the people of
Kansas City in varying capacities over the last 47 years has truly
been an honor and one I will always cherish," Steadman said. "It
was a pleasure to work with Lamar on the projects he loved so much,
and I thank the entire Hunt family for their friendship and support
through the years."