Chiefs vs. Raiders: Important Gameday Information

Information you will need to know if you're coming the the Chiefs game on Thursday night

Parking & Rush Hour Traffic

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Typical Thursday night traffic from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. on I-70 EB. Combining gameday traffic with normal Thursday night traffic is why it is recommended that fans arrive prior to 3 p.m.


Due to the normal weekday rush hour traffic, fans traveling to Arrowhead Stadium will experience increased traffic throughout the metro area compared to normal Sunday gameday traffic patterns. To create the best possible experience, parking gates will open at noon and it is encouraged that all fans arrive as early as possible to avoid being on the roads during the heaviest traffic periods throughout the day. Please note that early arrival passes will not be needed for Thursday's game. It is recommended that fans arrive at the complex by 3 p.m.

For the first hour of parking from noon to 1 p.m., fans will be able to "open park," allowing them to park in their preferred spot in any approved grass areas or Lots C, D, F, G and the perimeter of Lot N as long as it matches the parking pass they have purchased. Once open park ends at 1 p.m., cars will be directed to the next available spot as they are for all Chiefs games.

Chiefs Kingdom Rewards members who arrive early can collect a special triple-point early arrival reward, earning 2,400 CKR points instead of 800 points by scanning their prepaid parking pass at the tollgates by 3 p.m.

Prepare for the upcoming game by following these parking tips:

Please note that your prepaid parking pass will be accepted at most gates. Gate 1 is reserved for Platinum M and Bus/RV parking pass holders. Gate 7 is reserved for Platinum, Gold and Bus/RV parking pass holders.

How to Stay Warm

  • Visit one of the concession stands on the lower or upper levels to purchase your commemorative Lamar Hunt hot cup filled with hot chocolate, coffee or cider and enjoy with one of the spike options. Scout Investments Club Level guests will enjoy insulated mugs for coffee and hot chocolate. Visit the Chiefs mobile app for locations under "Hot Drinks".
  • Warm your belly at one of the Hot Spots on lower or upper levels featuring chili as well as soup and sandwich combos (tomato soup/grilled cheese and broccoli cheese/hot ham and cheese) by sections 107, 125, 315, 323, 343. Scout Investments Club Level guests can warm up with a bowl of chili in the North Club or with pasta cooked at one of the action stations in the North Club or Tower Club East.
  • Stop by the Pro Shop to bundle up with warm weather gear including the new Chiefs Color Rush knit hat. Make sure to pick up some hand warmers while you are there! Doors open at 9 am.
  • Warm up in the Hy-Vee Hot Zone under one of the many radiant heaters or inside of the Draft Room which opens to ticketed guests at 4 pm.
    HOT BEVERAGES
    Drink  Location  
    Coffee 101, 104, 113, 118, 121, 125, 131, 134, 204, 208, 215, 220, 227, 228, 230, 233, 238, 244, North Club, Tower Club , 308, 310, 317, 321, 322, 326, 331, 333, 340, 423, 425
    Hot Chocolate 101, 102, 104, 107, 109, 111, 113, 118,  121, 125, 127, 129, 131, 134, 136, 204, 208, 215, 220, 227, 228, 230, 233, 238, 244, North Club, Tower Club,  
    301, 303, 305, 308, 309, 310, 316, 317, 320, 322, 326, 328, 330, 331, 332, 333, 340, 345, 345, Ford Fan Zone, Draft Room 
    Cider 107, 111, 117, 125, 312, 323, 325, 336, 345 
    Baileys Irish Cream 101,102, 113, 118, 121, 125, 131, 134, 208, 230, 301, 308, 310, 317, 321, 322, 326, Ford Fan Zone, Draft Room 
    Cinnamon Whiskey 101, 102, 104, 107, 109, 111, 113, 117, 118, 121, 125, 127, 129, 131, 134, 136,  301, 303,305, 308, 309, 310,  312, 316, 317, 320, 322, 323, 325, 326, 328, 330, 336, 345, 345, Ford Fan Zone, Draft Room 
    Sky Vanilla Vodka 101, 102, 107, 109, 111, 113, 118, 121, 125, 127, 129, 131, 134, 136,  301, 303, 305, 308, 309, 310, 316, 317,  320, 322, 326, 328, 330, 331, 332, 333, 340, 345, 345, Ford Fan Zone, Draft Room 
    Peppermint Schnapps 101, 102, 107, 109, 111, 113, 118, 121 ,125, 127, 129, 131, 134, 136, 208, 230, 301, 303, 305, 308, 309, 310, 316, 320, 322, 326, 328, 330, 331, 332, 333, 340, 345, Ford Fan Zone, Draft Room 
    Butterscotch Schnapps 208, 230 
    Jameson 208, 230 

Fan Information

National Anthem: Farewell Angelina, National Recording Artists

50/50 Raffle:City Year Kansas City

Drum Leader: Brian Waters, Former Chiefs Guard

Halftime: Walter Payton Man of the Year Ceremony Participants

Important Times

12:00 p.m. - Parking Lots Open (Prepay for parking to save at the gate!)

3:30 p.m. - Ford Fan Experience Opens

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5:00 p.m. - Scout Investments Club Level Opens (For Club Level Ticketed Guests Only)

6:00 p.m. - All Stadium Gates Open

7:25 p.m. - Kickoff

Parking & Tailgating

Prepay: Fans are encouraged to prepay for parking to save money and time at the gate. Purchasing a pass in advance not only helps save time at the tollgates but also provides you with the lowest parking price. Click here to purchase your single game parking pass in advance for $30 (Ticketmaster fees apply). On event days, parking is only available for purchase at the gate for $40 cash ($70 for a Bus/RV).

Arrive Early to park closest to the stadium. The parking lots open at 7:30 a.m. Guests that arrive later will be parked in the outer lots including the new Lot O. Review the video found at chiefs.com/parking to see the order in which lots are filled.

Set a Game Plan: Visit chiefs.com/parking to set your arrival game plan.

Tailgating: Arrowhead Stadium has a rich tailgate tradition. Before arriving, please review the following tailgate policies and the parking code of conduct.

Please note: Your prepaid parking pass will be accepted at most gates. Gate 1 is reserved for Platinum M and Bus/RV parking pass holders. Gate 7 is reserved for Platinum, Gold and Bus/RV parking pass holders.
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Toys for Tots

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For 51 years the Chiefs have hosted its annual Toys for Tots collection along with members of the Marine Corps. The Chiefs will continue this tradition on Thursday night at Arrowhead Stadium.

Now in its 51st season, the Chiefs Toys for Tots collection is the longest of its kind between an NFL franchise and the Marines. This year's drive will again help meet a significant need for area children. The Marines are asking Chiefs fans to donate new and unwrapped toys for boys and girls up to age 13. Again this year, there is a particular need for toys that older children can utilize.

All the toys will be collected at the Arrowhead Stadium entrances by members of the Marines' Combat Logistics Regiment 4 and local representatives of the Marines Corps League. Gates into the Scouts Investments Club Level open at 5:00 p.m. with the remaining stadium gates opening at 6:00 p.m. Kickoff for Thursday's game is scheduled for 7:25 p.m.

Fans may choose to make a financial contribution in lieu of a toy if they prefer. Cash or checks (made payable to "Toys for Tots") will also be collected at stadium entry points by the Marines and in the parking lots during tailgates.

Chiefs Kingdom Rewards

Maximize your gameday experience with Chiefs Kingdom Rewards! Learn how to earn and use points to enjoy unique prizes and experiences available exclusively to Chiefs Kingdom Rewards members.

Win Prizes:

All week members have had the chance to win gameday prizes including pregame sideline passes, early arrival parking passes and more exclusive on-field experiences. Remember to stay tuned to Chiefs Kingdom the week leading up to each home game for these amazing experiences.

NEW PRIZE! Each home game, one fan will win a VIP Away Game Experience presented by United Airlines through Chiefs Kingdom Rewards. This week one lucky winner will walk away with a trip for two (2) to San Diego for the Chiefs at Chargers game on January 1st. The winner will be selected at the conclusion of each game and announced on ChiefsKingdomRewards.com.

All week long, members can enter for a chance to win the VIP Away Game Experience by visiting the 'Raffle' section of Chiefs Kingdom Rewards. Limited to 10 entries per user per week.

If you miss the chance to enter your name prior to the game, keep an eye on ArrowVision during the Chiefs vs. Raiders game for a promo code that will gives fans an additional chance to win the VIP experience!

Earn Points:

1. Enter the parking lots at least four (4) hours prior to the start of the game and earn 800 points per account. If you enter at least three (3) hours prior to the start of the game, you will earn 400 points per account. A prepaid parking pass is required to earn points.

2. Enter the stadium at least one (1) hour prior to kickoff and earn 400 points per account.

3. When purchasing concessions or merchandise, scan your mobile rewards card barcode located in the Kingdom Rewards section of the Chiefs Mobile app. You will earn 10 points for every $1 spent at concession stands and 5 points for every $1 spent at any retail locations located inside Arrowhead Stadium.

4. Keep an eye on ArrowVision for a promo code that will be displayed during the game. Not only will you earn points, but you will be entered to win a game prize that includes a VIP Away Game Experience for two (2) fans to the Chiefs at Chargers game in San Diego on January 1st.

Please note that points may take 3-5 business days to be applied to your account.

Receive Discounts:

Concessions: Season Ticket Members will receive $1 off the Top Ten Concession items. Concession items eligible for the STM discount will be notated with an STM sign next to the item's name. To receive this discount, scan your mobile rewards card barcode located in the Kingdom Rewards section of the Chiefs Mobile app.

Merchandise: At any of the Chiefs merchandise locations, STM's are eligible for a 15% discount off any non-discounted items. To receive this discount, scan your mobile rewards card barcode located in the Kingdom Rewards section of the Chiefs Mobile app.

If you have any questions regarding your Season Ticket Member benefits, please reach out to the Chiefs Fan Experience Department at (816) 920-4237 or email fanexperience@chiefs.com.

Fan Favorites

Thursday Night Football Set: With NBC broadcasting Thursday Night Football, the network's Sunday Night Football bus will make a stop outside the Sprint Gate at Arrowhead Stadium. The bus features an interactive control room replica and digital/social media wall, as well as a replica of the Football Night in America desk. In addition, the Thursday Night Football Fan Zone presented by Tostitos will be set up outside the Sprint Gate. The Thursday Night Football crew will also have a set outside the Sprint Gate where NFL Network talent will be giving live reports before kickoff.

NEW Ford Fan Experience Location: Visit the Ford Fan Experience, now located outside of the Founder's Plaza on the north side of the stadium. Click here to view a map of the stadium gates.

Be A Designated Driver: Visit the Ford Fan Experience or a Fans First booth to sign up for the designated driver program. By committing to be a designated driver you are pledging that you are 21 years of age or older, you will not be drinking alcoholic beverages at the game and you will provide responsible transportation for your group. Click here for more information.

Wi-Fi: Connect to "Arrowhead Wi-Fi" via your mobile device's Wi-Fi settings. No password is required. Click here to review the terms of use.

Chiefs Mobile: Once connected to "Arrowhead Wi-Fi" enhance your gameday experience with the Chiefs Mobile app featuring exclusive in-stadium access to NFL RedZone, live video feeds, video highlights, replays from every drive and much more.

50/50 Raffle Primetime Special: Each home game the Hunt Family Foundation hosts a 50/50 Raffle where one lucky fan will go home with half of the net proceeds. A new tradition beginning this season, the Hunt Family Foundation 50/50 Raffle will feature a special offer for fans purchasing raffle tickets during any of the club's primetime contests. With normal prices set at one ticket for $2, three tickets for $5, 10 tickets for $10 and 60 tickets for $20, the Chiefs are introducing a 100 ticket deal for only $20. This week's beneficiary is City Year Kansas City. Click here for more information.

Stadium Policies

The following changes have been made for the 2016 season.

1. Walk-through metal detectors. The Clear Bag Policy is still in effect.

2. Gameday parking is $40, make sure to purchase in advance to save. Prepaid parking is $30 (Ticketmaster fees apply)

3. General Parking and Red Parking have been combined. The earlier you arrive the closer you will park.

4. Your tickets are accessible via the app or printable through your online account.

Guest Assistance

Call: 816-920-4237

Email: fanexperience@chiefs.com

Text: "Chiefs"

Your "Location" and "Issue" to 69050

Tweet: @ArrowheadEvents

Visit: Any Fans First booth located throughout the stadium and in the parking lots.

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