Chiefs to Host Falcons Sunday; Important Reminders Announced

Chiefs vs. Falcons, presented by Park University, kicks off at Noon (CT)

After back-to-back road trips, the Kansas City Chiefs will return to Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday, Dec. 27 to host the Atlanta Falcons.

Fans can find important information and reminders regarding Sunday's game below.

Game Entertainment

Prior to kickoff, the KCMO Fire Department will present the nation's colors and platinum recording artist Clay Walker will perform the national anthem virtually.

At the two-minute warning in the first half of Sunday's game, TE Travis Kelce will be recognized on the field as the Chiefs nominee for the 2020 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award.

GEHA Drum Deck

Phillena Layne, principal at Whittier Elementary, is Sunday's Drum Honoree. Whittier Elementary, in the Kansas City Public School District, is part of the pilot program of Kingdom United, the Chiefs diversity and inclusion education program designed to teach students about appreciating the uniqueness of every individual.

Operation Breakthrough President and CEO Mary Esselman will serve as the game's DiPardo Spirit Leader.The mission of Operation Breakthrough is to provide a safe, loving and educational environment for children in poverty and to empower their families through advocacy, emergency aid and education. This summer, Travis Kelce, along with Operation Breakthrough, announced plans for the creation of the "Ignition Lab: Powered by 87 & Running," a coworking space where underserved teens in Kansas City will have the support, resources, and opportunity to explore careers in STEM, launch their own entrepreneurial ventures and gain real-world experience.

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 Burkhardt, Daryl Johnston and Pam Oliver 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 8 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/.  

Stadium Gates

All Arrowhead Stadium gates, including gates for the CommunityAmerica Club Level, will open at 10 a.m. for the noon kickoff.

Hunt Family Foundation 50/50 Raffle

This week's Hunt Family Foundation 50/50 Raffle beneficiary will be the Kansas City Chiefs Ambassadors Foundation. Tickets are three for $5 and 10 for $10, with a holiday 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 fanexperience@chiefs.com. Beginning four hours prior to kickoff, fans can text "CHIEFS" YOUR LOCATION AND ISSUE to 69050 for assistance.

Timeline for Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020

8:00 a.m. – Parking Gates Open

10:00 a.m. – All Stadium Gates Open

11:00 a.m. – Team Warm-Ups Begin

11:51 a.m. – Falcons Team Introduction

11:53 a.m. – Chiefs Team Introduction

11:57 a.m. – National Anthem

12:00 p.m. – Coin Toss

12:02 p.m. – Kickoff

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