The Kansas City Chiefs will host the Cleveland Browns in the club's first home game of the season at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday, September 12. Fans can find important information and reminders regarding Sunday's game below.
Stadium Health and Safety
The team remains committed to prioritizing the safety of its fans, staff and players. Per KCMO city ordinance, masks are required in public indoor spaces regardless of vaccination status. Unless actively eating or drinking, guests will be asked to wear masks in the following spaces: the CommunityAmerica Club Level, the Ford Founder's Club, the Foolish Lounge, the Broadcast Lounge, the Signature Suite Lounge, the Tickets for Less Penthouse, the Draft Room and the Chiefs Pro Shop.
Masks are not required outdoors, however, they are encouraged for guests who have not been fully vaccinated. Unvaccinated staff members and all personnel working inside enclosed public areas are directed to wear masks. A complete list of the health and safety protocols for GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium is available at www.chiefs.com/stadium/covid/.
The Kansas City Symphony will play the national anthem while the Missouri National Guard will present the colors, followed by a B-2 flyover from the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman AFB in Knob Noster, Missouri. At halftime, there will be a tribute for former Chiefs Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer with Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt and the Schottenheimer family.
Sunday's forecast currently calls for temperatures in the low to mid-90s. Guests are permitted to enter the stadium with one factory-sealed water bottle, 20 ounces or less, if they choose. Water fountains are located throughout the concourses of GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium.
Parking and Traffic
Parking lots for Sunday's game open at 11 a.m. All parking passes must be purchased in advance at www.chiefs.com/stadium/parking/ as payments will not be accepted at the parking tollgates. Be sure to access all tickets and passes through www.mychiefsaccount.com or the Chiefs Mobile app prior to arrival. Tickets and parking passes are mobile only and fans are encouraged to save to their mobile wallet for easy access. Fans can track traffic and construction through the KC Scout cameras at www.kcscout.com/ or can get real-time traffic updates on the WAZE app. Fans are encouraged to plan ahead and arrive early.
Fans who are unable to attend Sunday's game can tune into WDAF-FM (106.5 The Wolf), the Home of the Chiefs Radio Network, as "Voice of the Chiefs" Mitch Holthus, former Chiefs WR Danan Hughes and sideline reporter Josh Klingler call the action. Tico Sports will produce a Spanish-language broadcast on KPRS Hot 103 Jamz (103.3 FM) and on KSSA La Ke Buena (105.9 FM) featuring Enrique Morales, Oscar Monterroso and sideline reporter Hannah Bassham. Both radio broadcasts are also available streaming on the Chiefs Mobile app within a 50-mile radius of the Kansas City metro area. Sunday's game will air on KCTV locally and will also broadcast to a national audience on CBS. CBS's Jim Nantz, Tony Romo and Tracy Wolfson will deliver the call.
Stadium Gates and Mobile Entry
All GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium gates will open at 1:30 p.m. for the 3:25 p.m. kickoff. Gates for guests with tickets on the CommunityAmerica Club Level will open at 1 p.m. Guests are reminded to access their mobile tickets and parking passes in advance of the event and add them to their mobile wallet for expedited entry.
Ford Tailgate District
The Ford Tailgate District, located in Lot M on the north side of the stadium closest to Lancer Lane, is a free space for all fans to enjoy drink specials, food trucks, tailgating games and live entertainment leading up to kickoff of all Chiefs home games. The Ford Tailgate District will open at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday.
The Chiefs introduced the GEHA Deck in 2019 as the home for two gameday traditions – the Drum Honoree and the Tony DiPardo Spirit Leader. Marty Schottenheimer's wife, Pat Schottenheimer, and former Chiefs running back Christian Okoye will serve as this week's Drum Honorees while Sam Kopek, a tenured volunteer with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City, will be the game's Tony DiPardo Spirit Leader.
Lamar Hunt Legacy Seat
To help celebrate the franchise's 60th season in 2019, the Kansas City Chiefs introduced the Lamar Hunt Legacy seat at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. For each home game, the club selected one honoree who embodied 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. After being forced to skip the recognition due to reduced capacity in 2020, the club is now using the Lamar Hunt Legacy Seat to specifically honor a Chiefs Season Ticket Member at each home game. 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.
This week's Lamar Hunt Legacy Seat honoree is Season Ticket Member Clint Davis. Clint has served in the Army for 17 years and is now the Director of Operations at the Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth.
Hunt Family Foundation 50/50 Raffle
In alignment with Red Friday, this week's 50/50 Raffle beneficiary will be Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City. Raffle tickets are priced at three for $5, 10 for $10 and an afternoon special of 80 tickets for $20.
Fans who are not at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday can also participate in the Hunt Family Foundation 50/50 Raffle by visiting www.chiefs.com/fans/5050raffle. Online sales are currently live, but fans must be located in the states of Missouri or Kansas at the time they purchase a ticket online. In-person raffle tickets will remain on sale through the end of the third quarter. The winning ticket will be announced in-stadium and posted online during the fourth quarter of the game and winners do not need to be present to win. Credit and debit cards will be the only form of payment accepted by 50/50 Raffle sellers.
All concession stands and retail points of sale are completely cashless. In addition to traditional scan and chip reader options for credit/debit cards, all fixed points of sale offer mobile tap or scan payment options, including Chiefs Pay, Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay. In-stadium hawkers and vendors are credit card only.
Safety and Security
The NFL's clear bag policy is in place for all events at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Fans can visit www.chiefs.com/stadium/clearbag for important information on the clear bag policy and a complete list of permitted and prohibited items. Although the clear bag policy is in place, guests are encouraged to avoid bringing a bag into the stadium if at all possible, to expedite their entry process. Fans can visit www.chiefs.com/stadium/prohibitedpermitteditems for a complete list of permitted and prohibited items.
If guests have questions or need assistance, including with accessible services, they can contact Fan Experience at (816) 920-4237 or by email at email@example.com. Beginning at 10:30 a.m. on event day, guests can also text (816) 920-4237 with location and issue.
Timeline for Sunday, September 12
11:00 a.m. – Parking Gates Open
11:30 a.m. – Ford Tailgate District Opens
1:00 p.m. – CommunityAmerica Club Level Gates Open
1:30 p.m. – All Stadium Gates Open
2:25 p.m. – Team Warm-Ups Begin
3:14 p.m. – Browns Team Introduction
3:15 p.m. – Chiefs Individual Introductions
3:19 p.m. – National Anthem
3:21 p.m. – Flyover
3:23 p.m. – Coin Toss
3:25 p.m. – Kickoff