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Chiefs Wrap Up "Pre-Training Camp" Period as the Veterans Begin to Arrive in St. Joe

The Chiefs will kick off the first full training camp practice on Sunday

The Kansas City Chiefs wrapped up the three-day, preliminary portion of training camp on Friday as just over two dozen rookies and quarterbacks took the field in preparation for the upcoming season.

This period of camp was intended to provide the 31 players in attendance with a head start before the rest of the roster arrived on Friday, and while there was only so much that could take place, this week's practices served as a review of what was taught during the offseason training program.

"[My confidence] is way up from [Organized Team Activities] and rookie minicamp," said rookie defensive tackle Keondre Coburn. "They just threw it all on us [during the offseason training program], and I was kind of lost, but that time helped a lot. I feel a lot more confident than I was when I first got [to Kansas City]."

Coburn and the rest of Kansas City's rookies will have an opportunity to put that knowledge to the test on Sunday when the Chiefs kick off the first full training camp practice of the summer. It will mark the first of 17 practices that will be open to the general public before camp wraps up on Aug. 17.

"Camp is a really important opportunity for our fans to see our players up close and personal, and we want that experience to be as good as it possibly can be," said Chiefs President Mark Donovan. "We're excited about the season, and [we're excited] about starting and kicking it off here. It all starts here in St. Joe."

This camp is particularly significant due to the fact that fans can watch the reigning Super Bowl champions lay the groundwork for their title-defense season, which is something that was rendered impossible following the Chiefs' victory in Super Bowl LIV due to the pandemic.

"It's obviously a lot more exciting when you're able to be up here after winning a Super Bowl, and the one year that we weren't up here was the year after we won Super Bowl LIV," Donovan said. "It's really, really exciting to be back, and it's really exciting for our fans to celebrate with us as we turn the page to the next season."

Training camp is a familiar event, but it also represents yet another marquee activity to take place in the Kansas City area over the last several years. In fact, in the past six years alone, our community has hosted five AFC Championship Games, two Super Bowl championship parades, the 2023 NFL Draft and numerous major concerts. That list will soon grow, too, when the 2026 World Cup takes place in Kansas City.

"It's a special time to be a Chiefs fan, and it's also a really special time to be a part of this community," Donovan said. "We're proud of being a part of this community and being a contributor to this community. Kansas City is on a really, really good trend when you look at what we're doing…Again, it's a great time to be part of Kansas City."

The majority of training camp practices are free to attend, but tickets are still required. For more information on a practice schedule and how to reserve tickets, click here.

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