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Union Station’s Anubis dons a Chiefs jersey for Red Friday

August 22, 2014

08/22/2014 10:50 AM | UPDATED: 08/22/2014 10:50 AM

Anubis, The 32-foot tall, 650-pound half man, half dog which has been standing guard outside Union Station during the run of “The Discovery of King Tut” will sport a Chiefs jersey in preparation for Red Friday at the station on Sept. 5.

Quixotic costume designer Erica Sword and members of Union Station operations team will dress Anubis in a 10-foot wide, 10-foot tall red jersey, with No. 25 on the front. The number, worn by Kansas City Chiefs’ player Jamaal Charles, was selected by the public on Union Station’s Facebook page. The numbers are 3 feet tall and painted on by hand.

Anubis was scheduled to don his jersey Friday morning.

Union Station's 100th Anniversary Kickoff Celebration and Chiefs Red Friday Pep Rally, Kansas City Celebrates at the Station, will take place on Friday, Sept. 5.

The event will conclude with a fireworks extravaganza, and will kick off 60 days of celebration leading up to Union Station’s 100th birthday the weekend of November 1st.

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