On Monday, Sept. 29, the Kansas City Chiefs will host the New England Patriots in the first Monday Night Football contest at Arrowhead Stadium since October 2011 in a 7:30 p.m. kickoff on ESPN. During the evening, Chiefs fans will have a prominent role in the gameday atmosphere and will be highlighted at multiple points throughout the night on ESPN's national broadcast.
"Our fans are what make Arrowhead special. Monday Night Football offers them a unique opportunity to celebrate and come together on the national stage," Chiefs President Mark Donovan said. "From the entire stadium singing the National Anthem, to cheering for a Guinness World Record, to honoring our Armed Forces, we will unite to highlight what is great about our team, Kansas City and the entire Chiefs Kingdom."
The United States Marine Corps Band, under the direction of Chief Warrant Officer Three Bryan Sherlock, will lead Arrowhead Stadium in the National Anthem. Established on October 1, 1978, the band is dedicated to excellence and committed to providing America with a glimpse of the Marine Corps' proficiency and versatility. As the country celebrates the bicentennial anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner, the Chiefs are asking all fans to join in the singing of the National Anthem with the Marine Corps Band. A field-size American flag will be draped over the playing surface and held by Chiefs Season Ticket Members.
Also during pregame, the United States Army Parachute Team, nicknamed "The Golden Knights," will parachute into Arrowhead Stadium to deliver the contest's game ball. The U.S. Army's official aerial demonstration team travels around the country performing its parachute demonstrations to connect the Army with the public. The Golden Knights represent the finest of soldiers and personifies the Army values, showing the world the professionalism, precision and discipline of today's modern Army.
At halftime, the United States Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon will wow the crowd with its unique precision drill exhibition. The highly disciplined 24-man rifle platoon exemplifies the professionalism associated with the United States Marine Corps. The group executes a series of calculated drill movements and precise handling of their hand-polished, 10-and-one-half pound, M1 Garand rifles with fixed bayonets.
Also on Monday night, Chiefs fans need to be loud as Arrowhead Stadium will make a second attempt at capturing the Guinness World Record for Loudest Crowd Roar at an Outdoor Stadium. Chiefs fans at Arrowhead Stadium beat the fans of the Seattle Seahawks and held the record for seven weeks in 2013 until the Seattle Seahawks reclaimed the mark.
Guinness World Record adjudicator Philip Robertson will be on-hand throughout the game to register three official attempts at the world record as Chiefs Kingdom tried to supplant the current record of 137.6 decibels. Chiefs fans previously recorded a peak reading of 137.5 decibels inside Arrowhead Stadium last year.
Fans are encouraged to remember these three things for Monday's game against the New England Patriots:
- Bring your voice.
- Be ready to belt out the National Anthem.
- Use #LoudandProud on social media.
For fans who would like ear protection for Monday's game, Arrowhead Stadium staff will have more than 36,000 pairs of earplugss donated by The 3M Company that will be handed out at stadium gates.