The Kansas City Chiefs will return to Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday, Jan. 3 to close out the regular season against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Fans can find important information and reminders regarding Sunday's game below.
Chiefs Charity Game
Sunday's game will mark the 36th annual Chiefs Charity Game. Since its inception in 1985, and through the vision of Lamar Hunt and the Hunt Family, the Chiefs Charity Game has raised more than $14.2 million for local charities that support local children in need. Over the past two years, the Chiefs Charity Game has raised more than $1.1 million to help keep children safe and families together through Cornerstones of Care. This is the final year of a three-year relationship with Cornerstones of Care as the beneficiary of the Chiefs Charity Game.
Cornerstones of Care has a long legacy of partnering with children and families to help create safe and healthy living communities. The proceeds from the 2020 Chiefs Charity Game and the Hunt Family Foundation 50/50 Raffle will help Cornerstones of Care support continued efforts to improve centralized access to care and long-term mission sustainability to help support children and families.
The Hunt Family Foundation, formerly the Chiefs Children's Fund, was established in 1983 to support charitable agencies in the greater Kansas City community with a programmatic focus on children in need. The foundation is committed to making a positive impact on the community through philanthropy, programming and volunteerism and provides this support to more than 100 area charities each year. At the two-minute warning in the first half of Sunday's game, Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt will virtually present a check to Cornerstones of Care on behalf of the Hunt Family Foundation.
Prior to kickoff, the Kansas National Guard will present the nation's colors while one KC-135 Stratotanker from McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kansas will conduct a flyover at the end of the national anthem, weather permitting. Multi-platinum recording artist Jordin Sparks will perform the national anthem virtually.
GEHA Drum Deck
Dan Cashen,Vice President of TMS, Inc., a family-owned mechanical construction company operating for over 40 years in Kansas City, is Sunday's Drum Honoree. In addition to his work at TMS, Inc., Cashen has a long history of supporting the mission of Cornerstones of Care. He is a former member of the Board of Directors and has chaired the Cornerstones of Care Disc Golf Open for the past 12 years, which has resulted in over $175,000 in funds raised. Cashen and his wife, Colleen, reside in Leawood, Kansas.
Carolyn Jones-Hytower, Nutritional Health Services Specialist at the Ozanam Campus of Cornerstones of Care, will serve as the game's DiPardo Spirit Leader. Jones-Hytower and her husband, Jeff, are both lifelong Chiefs fans who have been with Cornerstones of Care for over 25 years. Through her work with the agency, Jones-Hytower has helped ensure that children have had healthy meals and food stability during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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 FOX, with the crew of Kevin Kugler, Brock Huard and Laura Okmin 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 and have a game plan to enter through the assigned parking and stadium gates. Zones are based on seating location and can be found on your ticket. 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 11:30 a.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 1:30 p.m. for the 3:25 p.m. kickoff.
Hunt Family Foundation 50/50 Raffle
This week's Hunt Family Foundation 50/50 Raffle beneficiary will be Cornerstones of Care. Tickets are three for $5 and 10 for $10, with a New Year's 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 email@example.com. Beginning four hours prior to kickoff, fans can text "CHIEFS"
Timeline for Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021
- 11:30 a.m. – Parking Gates Open
- 1:30 p.m. – All Stadium Gates Open
- 2:25 p.m. – Team Warm-Ups Begin
- 3:14 p.m. – Chargers Team Introduction
- 3:15 p.m. – Chiefs Team Introduction
- 3:19 p.m. – National Anthem
- 3:21 p.m.– Flyover (weather permitting)
- 3:23 p.m. – Coin Toss
- 3:25 p.m. – Kickoff