Coming to Chiefs vs. 49ers? Here’s What to Know

The Kansas City Chiefs continue the preseason against the San Francisco 49ers at 7:00 p.m. CT on Saturday night at Arrowhead Stadium.

Here’s everything you need to know if you’re coming to the game

Construction Surrounding Arrowhead: All fans are reminded that MoDOT has commenced a multi-year construction project on sections of I-435 and I-70. Please be advised that there will be detours on game day at the I-435 and I-70 Interchange for travelers on Southbound I-435 toward Arrowhead Stadium. Complete information regarding detours and construction plans can be found at modot.org/node/16145 and modot.org/i-435-and-i-70-interchange.

National Anthem: “The Voice” finalist Holly Tucker will perform our National Anthem

Color Guard: The colors will be presented by the U.S. Navy Sea Cadets of Kansas City

Lamar Hunt Legacy Seat Honoree: Paul Thomas

GEHA Drum Deck Honoree: Carolyn Delaney, wife of Chiefs Hall of Fame tailback Joe Delaney, will be Saturday’s Drum Honoree in the brand-new GEHA Drum Deck located below the west scoreboard on the upper level.

Tony DiPardo Spirit Leader: Officer Rick Landon of the North Kansas City Police Department will serve as the game’s Tony DiPardo Spirit Leader. This will also take place on the new GEHA Drum Deck.

Important Times

2:00 p.m. – Parking Lots Open (Prepay for parking to save at the gate!)

2:30 p.m. – Ford Tailgate District Opens

4:30 p.m. – CommunityAmerica Credit Union Club Level Opens (For Club Level Ticketed Guests Only).

5:00 p.m. – All Stadium Gates Open

7:00 p.m. – Kickoff

Parking and 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 $40, which can be accessed via the Chiefs Mobile App. On game day, parking is only available for purchase at the gate for $60 cash ($100 for a Bus/RV).

Arrive Early to Park Closest to the Stadium. The parking lots open at 2:00 p.m. Guests that arrive later will be parked in the outer lots.

Rideshare: Through an Arrowhead Events partnership with zTrip, Arrowhead Stadium guests have the opportunity to be dropped off and picked up within the Truman Sports Complex grounds. Guests taking the zTrip option will be dropped-off and picked-up on the east side of Arrowhead Stadium across from Lots A & B on Red Coat Drive. zTrip’s fleet includes a number of transportation options at various price ranges including local taxis, shuttles and limousines. To learn more or to book your zTrip, click here.

Guests and non-zTrip transportation vehicles, including other ride-sharing services, may drop off and pick up at the Missouri Welcome Center located between Gates 1 and 2 on Blue Ridge Cutoff at no charge.

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

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

Mobile Ticketing: Don’t forget to access your mobile tickets and parking pass via the Chiefs Mobile App prior to Game Day. Have your tickets ready to be scanned prior to reaching stadium security.

To download the Chiefs Mobile App, visit either the Apple App Store or Google Play. Once downloaded, click the “Tickets” icon, select Chiefs vs. 49ers and click “View Barcode.” Click here for more information.

As a reminder, you are unable to print any tickets and/or parking for the game and no mobile screenshots will be valid for entry. 

What’s Going on at Arrowhead?

Ford Tailgate District: The Ford Tailgate District is open to all fans before home games. This party zone is free to enter and features drink specials, food trucks, games, and live entertainment until kickoff. Be sure to check it out during pregame on the north side of the stadium right in front of the Chiefs Pro Shop.

It’s simply the place to be prior to kickoff. Click here for more information.

FTD LOCATION MAP

Youth Football Night: Saturday night’s game will focus on the Kansas City Chiefs and the Hunt Family Foundation’s support of the NFL’s Play 60 and Youth Football movements. Four local youth football teams - the Bonner Springs Braves, the Seaman Vikings, the CCJA Mustangs and the Pleasant Hill Roosters - will join both the Chiefs and 49ers on each team’s respective sideline during the National Anthem. At halftime, all four teams will participate in a scrimmage on the Arrowhead Stadium field.

The Chiefs aim to help contribute to the NFL movement for an active generation by encouraging young fans to eat healthy and be active for at least 60 minutes a day. The Chiefs have championed spreading the NFL’s Play 60 message of living a healthy lifestyle through exercise and healthy eating through schools, community groups and other agencies.

This week, the Chiefs First Pass Community Quarterback will be Tony Severino, tenured head football coach at Rockhurst High School who will retire following the 2019 season. Severino will leave Rockhurst as one of the most decorated high school football coaches in the country, owning the third-most wins (338) in Missouri high school football history and seven Missouri High School Football State Championships. Severino is a member of the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame and was named the Chiefs Missouri High School Coach of the Year in 1998.

GEHA Drum Deck: New in 2019, the Chiefs are introducing an exciting new space to the Arrowhead Stadium gameday experience: the GEHA Drum Deck. Located below the west scoreboard in the upper level, the GEHA Drum Deck is a new, permanent site for two gameday traditions – the Drum Honoree and the Tony DiPardo Spirit Leader.

The new GEHA Drum Deck takes an exciting and important part of the gameday experience from the field level and elevates it to a more prominent position in the stadium, bringing fans in the upper level closer than ever before to a pair of special Arrowhead traditions.

Lamar Hunt Legacy Seat: To help celebrate the franchise’s 60th season, the Kansas City Chiefs introduced the Lamar Hunt Legacy Seat at Arrowhead Stadium. For each home game in the 2019 season, the Chiefs will select one honoree (plus one guest) who embodies the spirit of Lamar Hunt and represents the four pillars of the Chiefs Mission: Win with Character, Unite our Community, Inspire our Fans and Honor Tradition.

The two gold seats are located in Section 121 of the lower bowl, symbolically positioned under Lamar Hunt’s name in the team’s Ring of Honor. Saturday’s honoree Paul Thomas, head football coach at West Platte High School in Weston, Mo.

Thomas’ tenure includes a successful stretch as a head football coach in the greater Kansas City area, as well as serving as an advocate for high school football in the state of Missouri. Thomas took over as the head football coach at West Platte following the passing of his dear friend, Nate Danneman, who was the former head football coach at West Platte. Thomas felt the call to continue building what Danneman had started at West Platte and did so by becoming the next head football coach of the Blue Jays, leading the program through the foundation set by Danneman to support young adults through high school athletics.

50/50 Raffle: The Hunt Family Foundation 50/50 Raffle will benefit the Derrick Thomas/Neil Smith Third and Long Foundation on Saturday. The Foundation strives to impact the lives of local youth facing challenging situations by providing opportunities to improve literacy rates. Prices are set at three tickets for $5, 10 tickets for $10 and 60 tickets for $20.

NEW! For fans that can’t attend the game and are in the state of Missouri, raffle tickets can be purchased online*. To learn more about the 50/50 Raffle or to purchase your tickets, click here.  *some restrictions apply

Hometown Hero Honoree: Officer Rick Landon of the North Kansas City Police Department will be honored during the first quarter. Landon will also serve as the game’s Tony DiPardo Spirit Leader.

Salute to Service Honoree: Staff Sergeant Nohle V. Jensen, the Supply and Logistics Sergeant at the 1139th Military Police Company in Kansas City, will be recognized during the third quarter.

Other Things to Know

Be A Designated Driver: Visit 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 App: Once connected to "Arrowhead Wi-Fi" enhance your game day 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. To download the Chiefs Mobile App, visit either the Apple App Store or  Google Play.

Stadium Policies

1. All fans will walk through metal detectors. No divesting is needed, so keep things like your keys and wallet in your pockets.

2. The Clear Bag Policy is in effect. Fans will be able to carry the following style and size bag, package, or container at stadium plaza areas, stadium gates, or when approaching queue lines of fans awaiting entry into the stadium:

-Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12”.

-One-gallon clear zip-seal bag (Ziploc bag or similar).

-Small clutch bags that do not exceed 4.5″ x 6.5″, with or without a handle or strap, may be carried into the stadium along with one of the clear bag options.

-An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection.

-Backpacks of any kind (including clear plastic) are not permitted.

For more information on what items are permitted inside the stadium, click here.

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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