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Important Fan Information: Chiefs to Host Bengals in AFC Championship Game Sunday

Chiefs vs. Bengals, presented by Hy-Vee, kicks off at 2:05pm CT

The Kansas City Chiefs will continue their postseason run with an AFC Championship matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday, January 30. 

Fans can find important information and reminders regarding Sunday's game below.

Stadium Health and Safety

With the expiration of the KCMO mask ordinance, masks are no longer required in indoor spaces. However, per the KCMO Health Department recommendation, masks are encouraged. Unvaccinated staff members are directed to wear masks. A complete list of the health and safety protocols for GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium is available at

Game Entertainment

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, actor and author Ashanti will sing the national anthem while the Fort Leonard Wood Joint Services Color Guard will present the colors, followed by a flyover of four A-10 Thunderbolts from Whiteman Air Force Base in Knob Noster, Missouri. The honorary coin toss captain will be former Chiefs Pro Football Hall of Fame guard Will Shields.

Parking and Traffic

Fans are reminded that parking and tailgating in stadium-controlled lots is for ticketed guests only and tailgating is prohibited during the game. The club reserves the right to confirm that guests have tickets prior to allowing them into parking lots. Parking lots for Sunday's game open at 9:30 a.m. All parking passes must be purchased in advance at as payments will not be accepted at the parking tollgates. Be sure to access all tickets and passes through or the Chiefs Mobile app prior to arrival. Tickets and parking passes are mobile only and fans should save to their mobile wallet for easy access. Fans are encouraged to plan ahead and arrive early. Fans can track traffic through the KC Scout cameras at or can get real-time traffic updates on the WAZE app.

Tune In

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 HD2 (103.3.2 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 be shown 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 noon for the 2:05 p.m. kickoff. Gates for guests with tickets on the CommunityAmerica Club Level will open at 11:30 a.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. Hy-Vee and CommunityAmerica Credit Union are partnering to give away rally towels to the first 50,000 fans to enter the stadium on Sunday.

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 10 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. Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt will serve as this week's Drum Honoree while former Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles and former Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson will be the game's Tony DiPardo Spirit Leaders.

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 Esmeralda Orosco. Orosco is a clinical laboratory scientist at a local children's hospital who has tested over 100,000 samples for Covid and was in the U.S. Army Reserve for eight years.

Hunt Family Foundation 50/50 Raffle

This week's 50/50 Raffle beneficiary will be the Hunt Family Foundation. Raffle tickets are priced at three for $5, 10 for $10 and a playoff special of 100 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 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 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 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 Beginning at 9 a.m. on event day, guests can also text (816) 920-4237 with location and issue.  

Timeline for Sunday, January 30

  • 9:30 a.m. – Parking Gates Open
  • 10:00 a.m. – Ford Tailgate District Opens
  • 11:30 a.m. – CommunityAmerica Club Level Gates Open
  • 12:00 p.m. – All Stadium Gates Open
  • 1:00 p.m. – Team Warm-Ups Begin
  • 1:51 p.m. – Bengals Team Introduction
  • 1:53 p.m. – Chiefs Team Introduction
  • 1:57 p.m. – National Anthem
  • 1:59 p.m. – Flyover
  • 2:00 p.m. – Coin Toss
  • 2:02 p.m. – Kickoff