NBC's Sunday Night Football will return to Arrowhead Stadium this weekend as the Kansas City Chiefs play host to the Denver Broncos on Sunday, Dec. 6, in a primetime matchup.
Fans can find important information and reminders regarding Sunday's game below.
Chiefs Embrace NFL's 'My Cause My Cleats' Campaign
Nearly 40 Chiefs players and coaches, along with Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt, will participate in the NFL's 'My Cause My Cleats' initiative this weekend by wearing customized cleats and shoes that showcase and raise awareness for causes that are important to them. A significant portion of the footwear will be auctioned off following the game at NFL Auction, with proceeds benefitting the respective causes. Information about the foundations represented can be found at chiefs.com.
During the game, the Chiefs Cheerleaders will also be participating in the My Cause My Cleats initiative with their own 'Causes We Cheer For' effort. Each Chiefs Cheerleader selected a cause that is important to them and will cheer with a custom-colored rally towel that represents their particular cause.
Prior to kickoff, the Fort Leavenworth Color Guard will present the nation's colors and Generald Wilson, Retired Navy Petty Officer 1st Class, will perform the national anthem virtually.
Chiefs Kingdom Food Drive
Sunday will mark the final day of the sixth-annual Chiefs Kingdom Food Drive, which has been ongoing since Nov. 8 to help address food insecurity in the Kansas City community. The Kansas City Chiefs partnered with Hy-Vee and Harvesters – The Community Food Network in striving to make a difference toward hunger relief in the Kansas City metro area. All local area Hy-Vee stores are accepting non-perishable food donations as part of the Chiefs Kingdom Food Drive, and anyone wishing to make a monetary donation can do so by visiting chiefs.com/fooddrive.
GEHA Drum Deck
Sunday's Drum Honoree is Kayson Matthews, Senior Sports Director at the YMCA of Greater Kansas City. Matthews has been with the YMCA for seven years and directly oversees Chiefs Flag, the Y's youth flag football program sponsored by the Kansas City Chiefs, for almost 2,000 youth athletes throughout 13 metro locations. In addition to his role as Senior Sports Director, Matthews also spends time volunteer coaching.
St. James Academy (Lenexa) head football coach Tom Radke will serve as the game's DiPardo Spirit Leader. Radke was named the 2020 Chiefs Eric Driskell High School Coach of the Year after leading St. James to its first Kansas Class 4A state championship this season.
How to Tune In
Fans who are unable to attend Sunday's game can tune into WDAF-FM (106.5 The Wolf), the Home of the Chiefs Radio Network, as "Voice of the Chiefs" Mitch Holthus, former Chiefs WR Danan Hughes and sideline reporter Josh Klingler call the action. Tico Sports will produce a Spanish broadcast on Real Country 1030 AM (KCWJ) featuring Enrique Morales, Oscar Monterroso and sideline reporter Hannah Bassham. Both radio broadcasts are also available streaming on the Chiefs Mobile app within a 50-mile radius of the Kansas City metro area. Sunday's game will air on NBC, with the crew of Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya on the call.
Chiefs Reporter Matt McMullen and former Chiefs LB Shawn Barber provide fans with last-minute Chiefs updates on Field Pass, which streams live on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and the Chiefs Mobile app approximately 45 minutes prior to kickoff of every Chiefs home and away game. After the game, fans can tune into Chiefs Rewind on all Chiefs social channels to get live postgame reaction, exclusive interviews and live press conferences.
Stadium Health and Safety Policies
In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the team remains committed to prioritizing the safety of its fans, staff and players. Under guidelines established by the National Football League, and with the approval of local government and public health officials, the team has a comprehensive COVID-19 health and safety plan for all fans attending games at Arrowhead Stadium this season.
Fans should visit chiefs.com/stadium/covid/ for a complete list of COVID-19 protocols to see what steps the club is taking, how the fan experience will be impacted, and ways fans can protect themselves and others. Notable changes and policies ticketed guests need to be aware of:
- Know your zone, based on your seating location and found on your ticket, and have a game plan to enter through the assigned parking and stadium gates. Circumnavigation of the stadium is not permitted in order to minimize contact with other guests.
- Wear your masks at all times, even when seated.
- Maintain social distancing along your entire journey and wait for aisles to clear before exiting your seats.
- Fans should stay home if they are sick or are feeling ill.
- Have patience and know that everyone is in this together. Be a good teammate and help us protect the Kingdom.
Parking Gates and Tailgating
Parking lots for Sunday's game open at 3:30 p.m. All parking must be purchased in advance as payments will not be accepted at the parking tollgates. All fans will have a designated parking entrance based on their seat location that will put them in close proximity to their designated entry zone. Fans can track traffic through the KC Scout cameras at kcscout.com/ or can get real-time traffic updates on the WAZE app.
All parking for the 2020 season will be general (red) parking and is only open to ticket holders. Tailgating is permitted, but vehicles will be parked in an every-other-spot pattern to accommodate social distancing. Tailgating is limited to the individuals who have tickets in the same pod.
To purchase parking passes, view parking zone maps and review all tailgating guidelines, please visit chiefs.com/stadium/parking/.
All Arrowhead Stadium gates, including gates for the CommunityAmerica Club Level, will open at 5:30 p.m. for the 7:20 p.m. kickoff.
Hunt Family Foundation 50/50 Raffle
This week's Hunt Family Foundation 50/50 Raffle beneficiary will be City Year Kansas City. Tickets are three for $5 and 10 for $10, with a primetime special of 100 for $20.
Fans who are not at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday can also participate in the Hunt Family Foundation 50/50 Raffle by visiting chiefs.com/fans/5050raffle. Online sales are currently live, but fans must be located in the states of Missouri or Kansas at the time they purchase a ticket online. In-person raffle tickets will remain on sale through the end of the third quarter. The winning ticket will be announced in-stadium and posted online during the fourth quarter of the game and winners do not need to be present to win. Credit cards will be the only form of payment accepted at 50/50 Raffle kiosks.
Safety and Security
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, no bags – including previously approved clear bags, small clutch bags and wallets that can't fit in pockets – will be permitted inside the stadium. Guests should only bring items that can fit into their pockets. For guests with medical- or childcare-related items such as diapers, wipes, formula, bottles or breast pumps, those items must be brought in a clear plastic bag and guests should present their bag to staff during the screening process. Fans can visit chiefs.com/stadium/prohibitedpermitteditems for a complete list of permitted and prohibited items.
If fans have any issues or need assistance, Fan Experience can be reached at (816) 920-4237 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Beginning four hours prior to kickoff, fans can text "CHIEFS"
Timeline for Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020
3:30 p.m. – Parking Gates Open
5:30 p.m. – All Stadium Gates Open
6:20 p.m. – Team Warm-Ups Begin
7:11 p.m. – Broncos Team Introduction
7:12 p.m. – Chiefs Team Introduction
7:17 p.m. – National Anthem
7:20 p.m. – Coin Toss
7:22 p.m. – Kickoff