The Chiefs host the Pittsburgh Steelers at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday afternoon at 3:25 p.m. CT. The club is expecting one of the largest crowds since the 2010 Arrowhead Stadium renovations, so fans are encouraged to hit the road early. Here's everything you need to know if you're coming to the game.
National Anthem: Grammy and Academy Award-winning national recording artist and Leavenworth, Kan., native, Melissa Etheridge, will sing the national anthem while the Fort Leonard Wood Joint Color Guard presents the nation's colors.
Arrowhead Flag Holders: Season Ticket Members through Chiefs Kingdom Rewards and Red Coaters
Flyover: Four F-16s are scheduled to perform a flyover at the conclusion of the national anthem (weather permitting).
Drum Leader: Pro Football Hall of Fame Quarterback, Super Bowl IV MVP and Chiefs legend Len Dawson
DiPardo Spirit Drum: Rita Hunt, Wife of Lamar Hunt Jr. and breast cancer survivor
Halftime: Following a special performance by the Chiefs Junior Cheerleaders, the Chiefs will recognize seven cancer survivors from The University of Kansas Cancer Center while encouraging fans to fill out the "I Cheer For" card attached to their seat and stand to recognize those close to them that have been affected by cancer.
10:30 a.m. – Parking Lots Open (Prepay for parking to save at the gate!)
11:30 a.m. – Fan Ford Experience Opens
1:00 p.m. – Scout Investments Club Level Opens (For Club Level Ticketed Guests Only). The Draft Room Opens.
1:30 p.m. – All Stadium Gates Open
3:25 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 $35 (Ticketmaster fees apply). On event days, 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 Chiefs are expecting one of the largest crowds since the 2010 Arrowhead Stadium renovation, so plan ahead and arrive early to avoid delays at parking tollbooths and stadium gates. The parking lots open at 10:30 a.m. Guests that arrive later will be parked in the outer lots.
Set a Game Plan:Visit chiefs.com/parking to set your arrival game plan.
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.
*Crucial Catch *
The Chiefs, along with the NFL and its member clubs and the NFL Players Association, are committed to the fight against cancer. Beginning this year, the Crucial Catch platform is expanding beyond the NFL's work around breast cancer to address multiple types of cancer through early detection and risk reduction. The Chiefs have chosen to raise awareness for multiple cancers during Sunday's game and will have players, coaches and officials in apparel supporting multiple types of cancer, as well as additional on-field and in-stadium branding to help raise awareness for the campaign.
At halftime, the Chiefs will recognize seven cancer survivors from The University of Kansas Health System. During training camp, this group was invited to The University of Kansas Health System Training Complex to view a practice. While having lunch, the group was visited by Chiefs General Manager Brett Veach and President Mark Donovan, who invited the group back to Arrowhead Stadium for this Sunday's game to be recognized and celebrated.
Also during halftime, all fans are encouraged to fill out the "I CHEER FOR" card that will be taped to their seat to recognize someone close to them who has been affected by cancer. Fans are invited to take selfies with the card and share using #ChiefsVsCancer, and when prompted at halftime, hold up the card to share in an in-stadium moment with all fans inside Arrowhead. Photos that are shared with #ChiefsVsCancer will be featured on the video boards at Arrowhead and on www.chiefs.com/chiefsvscancer.
Fans can also participate with a Snapchat filter in stadium, through the Chiefs Mobile App or by downloading a card at www.chiefs.com/chiefsvscancer.
Ford Fan Experience Location: The Ford Fan Experience, located on the Founder's Plaza on the north side of Arrowhead Stadium, will open at 11:30 a.m. The event will feature a DJ, face-painting, a field goal kicking inflatable, a Play 60 station and Chiefs-themed tailgate games. 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.
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: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. In alignment with the NFL's Crucial Catch campaign, Sunday's Hunt Family Foundation 50/50 Raffle will benefit The University of Kansas Cancer Center, which is working toward a world without cancer through world-class research and patient care. Designated a National Cancer Institute, representing excellence in cancer research, The University of Kansas Cancer Center offers patients opportunities to take part in clinical trials to test new treatments, access to the newest, most promising therapies and laboratory discoveries, and the ability to receive leading-edge care right here in the Kansas City metro area. With Sunday's game being seen across the majority of the country, the Chiefs will also offer the "Primetime Special" for fans purchasing raffle tickets for Sunday's game. With prices set at three tickets for $5 and 10 tickets for $10, the "Primetime Special" will offer 100 tickets for only $20. Click here for more information.
1. All fans will walk through metal detectors.
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." (Official Chiefs branded tote bags are available through club merchandise outlets or at shop.kcchiefs.com).
-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 at a gate designated for this purpose.
3.Gameday parking is $60, make sure to purchase in advance to save. Prepaid parking is $35 (Ticketmaster fees apply).
4. Your tickets are accessible via the Chiefs Mobile app or printable through your online account.
Text: "Chiefs" "Your Location" and "Issue" to 69050
Visit: Any Fans First booth located throughout the stadium and in the parking lots.