This year's Kansas City Chiefs rookies kept the annual tradition alive this past Thursday, as they welcomed new season ticket members into Arrowhead Stadium.
It was the fans' first opportunity to meet first-round selection Patrick Mahomes.
"It was awesome," Mahomes said, "just seeing the love and the passion they have for the Chiefs. It's going to be awesome to get out there on the field and be at Arrowhead Stadium and see that in a live game environment."
The event offered information about the upcoming season, photos with the cheerleaders and self-guided stadium tours. Fans also learned more about the Chiefs Kingdom Rewards program.
Rookie season ticket members got to attend a special event at Arrowhead stadium where they were able to meet the Chiefs rookies, KC Wolf, and attend a Q&A session with BJ Kissel and John Dorsey.
** "Our main goal is to make sure our new season ticket members know how much their membership includes and how to make the most of it," fan experience representative Xochitl Glaser said. "We want all of our season ticket members to feel connected to the team and the organization 365 days a year, and we hope this is a great kickoff to the upcoming season."
The event concluded with a question-and-answer session with general manager John Dorsey conducted by Chiefs reporter B.J. Kissel.
"John was able to provide our fans great insight into his career and the great mentors that he has had throughout the years," Glaser added. "John also then went into detail about the various trades he made during this past draft which was fascinating!
"We were able to hear about his experience with what it took to trade up to number 10 and what was happening in the draft room as the trade approached."