The Kansas City Chiefs return to Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday afternoon for the home-opener against the Baltimore Ravens at 12:00 p.m. CT.
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: Seven-time Grammy Award nominee Natalie Grant will perform our National Anthem as a field-sized flag is held by Red Coaters and Season Ticket Members.
Color Guard: The colors will be presented by a joint assembly of Kansas and Missouri National Guard representatives.
Flyover: A special flyover will be conducted by a B-2 stealth bomber from the 509th Bomb Wing stationed at Whiteman Air Force Base (weather permitting).
Lamar Hunt Legacy Seat Honoree: Connor Hill, whose perseverance and strength displayed during his battle with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma - and the passion he possesses now when he returns to RMHC-KC to volunteer - embodies the spirit and pride of Chiefs Founder Lamar Hunt.
GEHA Drum Deck Honoree: Former Chiefs’ tailback Jamaal Charles, the franchise’s all-time leading rusher, will be Sunday’s Drum Honoree in the brand-new GEHA Drum Deck located below the west scoreboard on the upper level.
Halftime: The Voices of Service, a group of performers comprised of active and former military members that participated in this season’s “America’s Got Talent,” will perform during halftime of Sunday’s game while joined on the field by 20 Season Ticket Members holding special star-adorned flags.
Tony DiPardo Spirit Leader: GEHA President & CEO Darren Taylor will serve as the game’s Tony DiPardo Spirit Leader. This will also take place on the new GEHA Drum Deck.
7:00 a.m. – Parking Lots Open (Prepay for parking to save at the gate!)
7:30 a.m. – Ford Tailgate District Opens
9:30 a.m. – CommunityAmerica Credit Union Club Level Opens (For Club Level Ticketed Guests Only).
10:00 a.m. – All Stadium Gates Open
12:00 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 7:00 a.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. Ravens 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.
STM Kickoff Countdown Tent: Returning in 2019, the STM Kickoff Countdown hospitality tent is an exclusive pre-game area for Season Ticket Members on gameday. Open from 10 a.m. until kickoff, this ticketed event space offers Season Ticket Members complimentary hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks. Located between Gate G and the Hy-Vee Gate on Plaza Level, the tent also features a DJ, photobooth and appearances by KC Wolf and the Chiefs Cheerleaders. To secure STM Kickoff Countdown tickets, Season Ticket Members may visit their STM account at ChiefsKingdomRewards.com or through the Chiefs Mobile App.
Faith and Family Chapel presented by Church of the Resurrection: For the sixth consecutive year, the Kansas City Chiefs will offer a non-denominational pregame chapel service for fans at Arrowhead Stadium who may miss their normal Sunday worship opportunities due to Chiefs games. The service, which is held in the east side of the Pavilion on the south side of Arrowhead Stadium, will take place every week there is a noon home game. Every service will feature a message and supplemental worship beginning at 10 a.m.
NFL Hispanic Heritage Recognition at Arrowhead: The Chiefs will present President & CEO of UnidosUS Janet Murguía with the club’s respective NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award prior to kick off on Sunday. Murguía has selected the Greater Kansas City Hispanic Development Fund to receive the $2,000 donation on her behalf. On top of receiving the award, Murguía will also conduct the game’s ceremonial ‘First Pass’ prior to kickoff.
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. Sunday’s honoree is Connor Hill, a passionate 12-year-old Chiefs’ fan and proud representative of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City.
In 2012, Connor was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma and spent a considerable amount of time at the Ronald McDonald House throughout his treatment process. After numerous rounds of strenuous treatment and surgical procedures, Connor reached remission in June of 2013. Connor and his family unfortunately suffered a return of the cancer five months later, but after undergoing further rounds of treatment, Connor returned to remission and has now been cancer-free for over four and a half years. Connor’s perseverance and strength displayed during his treatment process - and the passion he possesses now when he returns to RMHC-KC to volunteer - embodies the spirit and pride of Chiefs Founder Lamar Hunt.
50/50 Raffle: The Hunt Family Foundation 50/50 Raffle will Ronald McDonald House Charities on Sunday. Prices are set at three tickets for $5, 10 tickets for $10 and 60 tickets for $20.
The winning ticket will be announced during the fourth quarter of the game and winners do not need to be present to win. Raffle tickets will remain on sale through the end of the third quarter. To help make purchasing raffle tickets at Arrowhead Stadium more accessible, a credit card option is now available at kiosks located inside the stadium. The winner has 30 days to redeem their ticket. The winning ticket will be announced in-stadium and on this page.
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: Master Sergeant Norm Rodenberg of the Missouri State Highway Patrol will be honored during the first quarter.
Salute to Service Honoree: U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Crystal Herriage 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.
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.
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.
Visit: Any Fans First booth located throughout the stadium and in the parking lots.