On Thursday evening, Chiefs Season Ticket Members enjoyed an advance screening of the new movie, Draft Day, starring Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner. Fans gathered at a movie theater in Kansas City to walk the red carpet, meet Chiefs players and coaches, KC Wolf, Chiefs Ambassadors as well as Chiefs executives and staff.
"This is a great event for us and for our Season Ticket Members," Chiefs President Mark Donovan noted. "This is an opportunity to premiere the Draft Day movie, giving our fans a chance to view it first, and it's also an opportunity for Chiefs fans to meet the team. This is just another way to say thank you to the fans and to celebrate football together."
Current Kansas City Chiefs players, coaches and executives attend the movie premiere of Draft Day on April 10, with season ticket holders.
Fans were ecstatic for the opportunity to meet players and coaches and see a special advance screening of the new movie, which featured a few shoots of Arrowhead Stadium.
"To get to see this movie, before it's released, and to have the chance to meet the players and Ambassadors was awesome," David Cleveland, Season Ticket Member since 2010, commented. "I was thrilled to meet Eddie Kennison; that was incredible. Plus, the movie was great and it was fun watching with a bunch of other Chiefs fans. When we saw Arrowhead Stadium, the whole crowd cheered and went crazy."
Chiefs Season Ticket Members were able to redeem points through the Chiefs Kingdom Pass Program for this exclusive opportunity. As part of the Program, they also enjoy benefits provided by The Membership Club, a benefits package from the NFL.
"The Chiefs Kingdom Pass Program provides a fully-integrated experience, allowing us to extend the Season Ticket Member experience past 10 games a year, to a 365-day relationship with the Chiefs," Leah Rindler, Chiefs Fan Insight and Analytics Manager said. "This movie premiere is just another example of how the Chiefs Kingdom Pass Program really allows us to connect with the fans, during the offseason."
Following the movie, Chiefs fans received a Draft Day movie mug and poster. Overall, this event was another way to recognize the fans for their passion and dedication and give them a chance to hang out with the Chiefs.
"These fans support us all year long and it's always fun to meet them and thank them for their loyalty," Chiefs FB Anthony Sherman said. "This event was a chance for fans to meet some of us, the Ambassadors, plus, win prizes and enjoy a night out with the Chiefs."
Draft Day hit theaters on Friday.