Game Day Activities: Chiefs vs. Bengals

Posted Nov 16, 2012

Military Appreciation Day!

On November 18th the Chiefs will face off against the Cincinnati Bengals but the game will have more meaning than just that of two teams squaring off. The Chiefs and their fans will salute the dedication, devotion and bravery of all those who have served or are currently serving in our Armed Forces. Although we appreciate these men and women throughout the year, Military Appreciation Day at Arrowhead is dedicated to sharing that respect and support for those who selflessly serve our country.


Parking & Stadium Gate Times
It’s Chiefs game day! The weather is supposed to be sunny with a high of 59 degrees so come early to tailgate and cheer on your Chiefs!

See the full list of openings below:

8:30a.m. – Parking lots open
9:30a.m. – Club level gates open
10:30a.m. – Stadium gates open

Tailgating and Fan Fun

There is a lot to do if you happen to wander away from your tailgate. Don’t hesitate to check out some of the cool things that are happening around the perimeter of the stadium.

Michael MacCambridge Book Signing
• Author of Lamar Hunt: A Life in Sports will hold a book signing from 10:00a.m.-11:30a.m. at the Chiefs Pro Shop.

Chiefs Tailgate Party presented by Bud Light
• This party is located inside the Champions Room of the Pavilion just South of Arrowhead Stadium and will be going strong from 8:30a.m.-12:00p.m.

• Guests get all kinds of perks including a 2012 Chiefs hat, all-you-can-eat catering, ice-cold beverages, and a weather proof space to catch the pregame show.

• There will also be a giveaway of Chiefs Cheerleader Calendar, Chiefs memorabilia, and tailgate tickets to the next game.

• Chiefs Ambassadors, KC Wolf, former Chiefs players and cheerleaders will be in attendance to meet and greet.

• Interested? Buy your tickets now at or at the Pavilion on game day.

65TPT Crew Tailgate Special
• Don’t forget to tweet @KCChiefs_Rachel to let me know why your tailgate should be featured on Be sure to mention where your tailgate is located and include pictures if you have them.

Ford Fan Experience
• It’s fun for kids and adults at the Ford Fan Experience! Stop by this interactive area between the Sprint Gate and the Hy-Vee Gate at the Founder’s Plaza between 8:30a.m. – 12:00p.m. to check out the action.

This is a great family friendly location with inflatable games, a photo booth, and face painting. Susie and Warpaint, Chiefs Cheerleaders and KC Wolf will stop by prior to kickoff.

Hy-Vee Hot Zone
• Located just inside of the Hy-Vee Gate from 9:30a.m.-kickoff the band, Shootin’ Blanks will perform and a Chiefs Ambassador will be there greeting Chiefs fans.


Be on the lookout for these festivities once you’re in your seats.

Pregame Festivities
Before the game, fans will be able to witness be a moving ceremony on the field as over 100 soldiers from Ft. Leavenworth will reenlist as Army service members.

The National Anthem will be performed by national recording artist, Matthew West. During this time an American flag will be held by 100 service people from all five branches will enter the field along with eight members of the Whiteman Air Force Base Honor Guard. Par for the course, there will be a flyover following the anthem, as the A10 Warthogs from Whiteman Air Force Base, will scream overhead Arrowhead Stadium.

John Hamilton, VFW Commander-in-Chief will act as honorary coin toss captain. And last but certainly not least, General Myers, USAF four-star General and Kansas Citian will lead the sea of red in the war chant in as the honorary drum leader.

Below is the list of in-game activities and times:

• 10:45a.m. – US Army Reenlistment Ceremony

• 11:45a.m. – First Pass: Chiefs Ambassador Ken Kremer and VFW Junior Vice Commander in Chief John Stroud

• 11:50a.m. – Chiefs Cheerleaders perform

• 11:54a.m. – Chiefs Player Intro video followed by Chiefs enter the field

• 11:57a.m. – National Anthem followed by a flyover of four A-10 Warthogs

• 12:00p.m. – Coin Toss

• 12:02p.m. – KICKOFF!

During the game the Chiefs and VFW Foundation will honor a specially selected Hometown Hero, and throughout the game ArrowVision will be home to many different video salutes, celebrating our Armed Forces and their service. Of course, that isn’t all we have up our sleeves. Be on the lookout for a few surprises during the game as well.


At halftime, local favorite and U.S. Army Veteran, Ron Gutierrez will sing God Bless America and lead a tribute to our fallen heroes. Also, the Mizzou Marching Band will perform a salute to the military that includes the official marches of all five branches of service.

PHOTO GALLERY: Salute to Service

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