The Kansas City Chiefs will return to Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday, Nov. 8 to host the Carolina Panthers.
Fans can find important information and reminders regarding Sunday's game below.
Chiefs Celebrate Salute to Service
The Chiefs will embrace the NFL's Salute to Service initiative by recognizing and supporting retired and active-duty military personnel before and during Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers. Prior to kickoff, Chiefs warmup gear will recognize the United States Armed Forces and players will wear hoodies featuring patches commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. The Wichita Navy Color Guard will present the nation's colors and Airman First Class Julian Awari will perform the national anthem virtually.
During the game, Marine veteran Eric Gormly will be recognized as the game's Salute to Service honoree and Park University will honor two individuals. Justin Lero, a 13-year member of the Kansas National Guard and current Army ROTC Cadet, will be recognized as the Salute to Scholars honoree, a distinction for veterans and active military members who are pursuing their undergraduate or graduate degrees. Sadie Pitts will be awarded the Gold Star Scholarship, presented to surviving family members of the military who have died in action since Sept. 11, 2001.
All Arrowhead Stadium pro shops will have special Salute to Service products available for purchase, with proceeds going toward charitable contributions to the NFL's nonprofit military partners. Groups such as the USO, the Pat Tillman Foundation and the Wounded Warrior Project are direct beneficiaries of the net proceeds, helping to empower and support retired and active-duty military personnel and their families. A 15% military and first responder discount will be given for this game.
Toys for Tots Collection
A partnership in its 55th year, the Kansas City Chiefs, along with local members of the Marine Corps
Combat Logistics Regiment 4 and local representatives of the Marine Corps League, will kick off the annual Toys for Tots collection on Sunday. For the drive, which is the longest of its kind between an NFL franchise and the Marine Corps, the Marines are asking Chiefs fans to make monetary donations by visiting chiefs.com/toysfortots. For anyone looking to donate toys in-person, the Chiefs will be supporting GEHA at their drive-through toy drop at Union Station on Saturday, Nov. 14.
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 Juston "Wade" Abel, a Season Ticket Member since 2014 from Kansas City, Kansas. Abel served 25 years, active duty, in the United States Army and since retiring in 2009, has continued to serve military and veteran students as an Army ROTC instructor, and most recently, as Director of Military and Veteran Student Services at Kansas City Kansas Community College.
Thomas Snell, 165th MP Company, 705th MP Battalion (Detention), will serve as the game's DiPardo Spirit Leader. This summer, Snell was named the 2020 Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth Soldier of the Year.
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/.
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 Harvesters—The Community Food Network. Harvesters is a regional food bank serving a 26-county area of northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas. The raffle will kick off the annual Chiefs Kingdom Food Drive, which will be held virtually this year from Sunday, Nov. 8 to Sunday, Dec. 6. Donations can be made online at chiefs.com/fooddrive. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Beginning four hours prior to kickoff, fans can text "CHIEFS" YOUR LOCATION AND ISSUE to 69050 for assistance.
Timeline for Sunday, Nov. 8, 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. – Panthers 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