Formation of the American Football League, 1959
2020 / Katherine Stanek / Canton
This stunning concrete sculpture celebrates the historic formation of the American Football League in 1959, which ran for ten seasons expanding into new markets and bringing tremendous innovation to the game — especially through the use of television. The artist created eight huge heads, each five feet tall, sitting on top of 70 concrete television sets stacked in a circle. The heads honor the eight men, led by Lamar Hunt, who had the courage to try and compete against the NFL.