After back-to-back road trips, the Kansas City Chiefs will return to Arrowhead Stadium on Monday, Oct. 5 to host the New England Patriots.
Fans can find important information and reminders regarding Monday's game below.
The Chiefs will take part in the NFL's annual Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer campaign this weekend at Arrowhead Stadium. The league's Crucial Catch campaign is designed to raise early cancer detection awareness and promote healthy living habits.
Chiefs and Patriots players and coaches, along with game officials, will wear special gear with the Crucial Catch emblem and color scheme. Arrowhead Stadium will also feature Crucial Catch signage, end zone stencils and banners. Much of the apparel worn by players and coaches at the game, along with brand new Crucial Catch game items, will be auctioned off through the league's official NFL Auction website, nflauction.nfl.com/, with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society.
A special "I Cheer For" moment will occur during the first quarter break in observance and recognition of this week's Crucial Catch game. A packet containing the "I Cheer For" sign and a marker will be placed in every fan's seat to be filled out when they arrive at their seating pod. Fans who are not attending Monday's game but who wish to participate in the "I Cheer For" moment can visit chiefs.com/chiefsvscancer to download their own "I Cheer For" cards and can share them socially using #ChiefsVsCancer.
The Missouri State Park Rangers Color Guard will present the nation's colors while two C-130 Hercules from the 139th Airlift Wing out of Rosecrans Air National Guard Base in St. Joseph, Missouri, will conduct a flyover at the end of the national anthem, weather permitting. National recording artist and winner of season nine of "The Voice" Jordan Smith will perform the national anthem virtually.
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. Monday's Drum Honoree is Brian Stewart, an 18-year Season Ticket Member who lives in Springfield, Missouri, with his wife Karen. Stewart regularly travels to away games each season to cheer on the Chiefs and one of his most prized possessions is his Chiefs-themed Corvette.
Ke'Von Black, a 16-year old cancer survivor who was diagnosed with a rhabdoid tumor at the age of five, will be the DiPardo Spirit Leader prior to the start of the fourth quarter. Black, who has aspirations of being a sportscaster, was identified through Braden's Hope For Childhood Cancer, a long-time community partner of the Chiefs.
How to Tune In
Fans who are unable to attend Monday'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. Monday's game will air on CBS (KCTV), with the crew of Jim Nantz, Tony Romo and Tracy Wolfson 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. Fans must wear masks into the stadium, but each fan will receive a free mask with The University of Kansas Health System branding at their seat.
- 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 Monday's game open at 3:30pm. 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 4:30 p.m. for the 6:05 p.m. kickoff.
Hunt Family Foundation 50/50 Raffle
This week's Hunt Family Foundation 50/50 Raffle will benefit The University of Kansas Health System. Tickets are three for $5 and 10 for $10, with an afternoon game special of 80 tickets for $20.
Fans who are not at Arrowhead Stadium on Monday 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 Monday, Oct. 5, 2020
3:30 p.m. – Parking Gates Open
4:30 p.m. – All Stadium Gates Open
5:00 p.m. – Team Warm-Ups Begin
5:54 p.m. – Patriots Team Introduction
5:55 p.m. – Chiefs Team Introduction
5:58 p.m. – National Anthem
6:00 p.m. – Flyover (weather permitting)
6:03 p.m. – Coin Toss
6:05 p.m. – Kickoff