After back-to-back road trips, the Kansas City Chiefs will return to Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday, Nov. 1 to host the New York Jets.
Fans can find important information and reminders regarding Sunday's game below.
Chiefs Recognize American Indian Heritage Month
The Chiefs will celebrate American Indian Heritage Month in a variety of ways this Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. A ceremonial Blessing of the Drum, conducted by Alan Redbird, member of the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, will occur virtually during the pregame events. In-game, Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska member Pete Fee, a veteran of the Army, Navy and Air Force, will be recognized as the game's Salute to Service honoree and a compilation video highlighting past collaborations between the Chiefs and the American Indian Community Working Group will be broadcast via ArrowVision.
The We-Ta-Se American Legion Post 410 of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation will present the nation's colors while four T-38 Talon Jets from Vance Air Force Base in Enid, Oklahoma, will conduct a flyover at the end of the national anthem, weather permitting. Erica Bread, member of the Kiowa/Cherokee nation, will perform the national anthem virtually.
The NFL's Inspire Change platform, which showcases how players, owners and the league work together to create positive change in communities across America, will be recognized at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday. In Kansas City, Chiefs players and the organization continue to work to uplift several different groups and address key social justice areas that were identified as the most important to affecting positive change in our community: Voter Registration and Voter Access, Minority-Owned Small Business Support, and Education. Chiefs Vote logos will be painted on the field for the game.
GEHA Drum Deck
In 2020, the Chiefs have elected to use the pregame Drum Ceremony to recognize a different Season Ticket Member at each home game. Sunday's Drum Honoree is Sandy Bentch, a Season Ticket Member since 2002, Red Coater since 2006 and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation out of Shawnee, Oklahoma. Bentch volunteers with the Wounded Warriors Family Support Organization and for the last five years has been a driver for the High Five Tour that travels around the country to help bring donations into the organization.
Paul Mendez, CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, will serve as the game's DiPardo Spirit Leader. The club, which will be the beneficiary of the Hunt Family Foundation 50/50 Raffle on Sunday, received its charter in 2015 and currently offers grant-funded programming such as Kidzlit, Smart Moves and Youth Mentoring to approximately 160 members.
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 CBS (KCTV), with the crew of Kevin Harlan, Trent Green and Melanie Collins 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/.
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 Boys and Girls Club of the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska. The funds raised by this endeavor will help the club ready a new playing field for use not only by its members but also those on reservation. Tickets are three for $5, 10 for $10 and 60 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" YOUR LOCATION AND ISSUE to 69050 for assistance.
Timeline for Sunday, Nov. 1, 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. – Jets Team Introduction
- 11:53 a.m. – Chiefs Team Introduction
- 11:57 a.m. – National Anthem
- 11:59 a.m. – Flyover (weather permitting)
- 12:00 p.m. – Coin Toss
- 12:02 p.m. – Kickoff