KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs will host the Denver Broncos on Thursday, October 12, in the club's third regular season home game at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Fans can find important information and reminders regarding Thursday's game below.
The late Pro Football Hall of Famer and Chiefs legend Derrick Thomas will be honored in a pregame ceremony to present his Hall of Fame Ring of Excellence. Thomas played for the Chiefs from 1989-99 and is the all-time franchise leader with 126.5 sacks. Betty Brown, President of Thomas's Third and Long Foundation, along with Thomas's former teammate Neil Smith will be on the field to accept the ring, which will be presented by Adrian Allison, the Chief Relationship Officer at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The ring will be on display in the Chiefs Hall of Honor later this season. Gospel singer-songwriter Jordan Smith will sing the national anthem while the Kansas City Federal Reserve's Police Law Enforcement Department will present the colors.
After the game's first quarter, there will be an "I Cheer For" moment for this week's Crucial Catch theme. Fans are encouraged to pick up a "Crucial Catch Card" at the entrance to their section and write in who they cheer for in the fight against cancer. Halftime will include a Crucial Catch Tribute, with Crucial Catch ribbons, that will feature seven survivors and their doctors from The University of Kansas Health System, one representing all seven of the screenable cancers along with a performance by Kansas City's own Lost Wax.
Parking and Traffic
Parking lots for Thursday's game open at 2:30 p.m. All fans are encouraged to purchase parking passes in advance at www.chiefs.com/stadium/parking/ to make the process as smooth as possible. Fans should 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 are encouraged to plan to arrive early. Guests using rideshare services may drop-off and pick-up at the Missouri Welcome Center located between Gates 1 and 2 on Blue Ridge Cutoff. Fans can find additional information and view an interactive parking map by visiting www.chiefs.com/map.
Heavy delays are expected due to rush hour traffic on Interstates 435 and 70, as well as streets around the Truman Sports Complex due to the start time of Thursday's game. Fans are asked to plan in advance and arrive several hours prior to kickoff to avoid rush hour and minimize delays. It is suggested that drivers who are not going to the game but normally travel past the Truman Sports Complex identify an alternate route to avoid rush hour back-ups. Fans can track traffic and construction through the KC Scout camera network at www.kcscout.com/ or can get real-time traffic updates on the WAZE app. All fans should visit www.chiefs.com/parking to make their travel and parking game plan.
Fans who are unable to attend Thursday's game can tune in to 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 available on the Audacy app ("Chiefs en Espanol") within the Kansas City market and on KSSA La Ke Buena (105.9 FM) in Garden City, Kansas, as well as KSMM 1770 AM in Liberal, Kansas, featuring Enrique Morales, Oscar Monterroso and sideline reporter Hannah Bassham. Both radio broadcasts are also available to stream on the Chiefs Mobile app within a 50-mile radius of the Kansas City metro area. Thursday's national primetime game will be streamed exclusively on Amazon Prime Video where play-by-play announcer Al Michaels, analyst Kirk Herbstreit and sideline reporter Kaylee Hartung will deliver the call. The game will also air on KSHB locally for fans in the Kansas City market.
Stadium Gates and Mobile Entry
All GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium gates will open at 5 p.m. for the 7:15 p.m. kickoff. Gates for guests with tickets on the CommunityAmerica Club Level will open at 4:30 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 drinks, food trucks, tailgating games and live entertainment leading up to kickoff. The Ford Tailgate District will open at 3 p.m. on Thursday and will feature a live performances from the Travis Marvin Band and DJ Lazer.
The Chiefs introduced the GEHA Deck in 2019 as the home for two gameday traditions – the Drum Honoree and the Tony DiPardo Spirit Leader. Cece Kizer, Kansas City Current Forward, will serve as this week's Drum Honoree. The Tony DiPardo Spirit Leader will be Ashley Berndt, the Executive Director of the American Cancer Society, Kansas City.
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 selects a Season Ticket Member to honor with this special recognition. 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 Colonel Tim Senecaut. A lifelong Chiefs fan and a decorated veteran who served in the Army for 29 years. He is the Director of Facility Operations at Pittsburg State University and a member of the Pitt State ROTC Hall of Fame.
Hunt Family Foundation 50/50 Raffle
This week's 50/50 Raffle beneficiary is The University of Kansas Cancer Center. Raffle proceeds will support a new global destination cancer center for transformational cancer research and patient care at The University of Kansas Cancer Center. Raffle tickets are priced at the primetime special of 200 tickets for $40, 60 tickets for $20 and 10 tickets for $10.
Fans who are not at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on Thursday 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.
Guests will experience a more seamless entry through the CEIA OPENGATE security screening technology at all stadium entry gates this season. As guests approach the stadium, they should keep items in their pockets and/or clear bags as they pass through the new advanced screening devices while following the direction of security personnel. All fans should keep moving through the screening gates at a normal pace, as there is no need to wait for the person in front or to stop unless otherwise directed.
If guests have questions or need assistance, including with accessible services, they can contact Fan Experience at (816) 920-4237 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Beginning at 2:30 p.m. on event day, guests can also text (816) 920-4237 with location and issue.
Timeline for Chiefs vs. Broncos on Thursday, October 12
- 2:30 p.m. – Parking Gates Open
- 3:00 p.m. – Ford Tailgate District Opens
- 4:30 p.m. – CommunityAmerica Club Level Gates Open
- 5:00 p.m. – All GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium Gates Open
- 6:15 p.m. – Team Warm-Ups Begin
- 7:04 p.m. – Broncos Team Introduction
- 7:06 p.m. – Chiefs Team Introduction
- 7:10 p.m. – National Anthem
- 7:13 p.m. – Coin Toss
- 7:15 p.m. – Kickoff