The Kansas City Chiefs will begin their postseason run with an AFC Wild Card matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday, January 16.
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 www.chiefs.com/stadium/covid.
Cam Anthony, The Voice season 20 winner, will sing the national anthem while the Kansas City Kansas Fire Department will present the colors. At halftime, there will be a performance by rapper and Kansas City native Tech N9ne.
Parking and Traffic
Parking lots for Sunday's game open at 2:30 p.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 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 www.kcscout.com/ or can get real-time traffic updates on the WAZE app.
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 KSHB locally and will also be shown to a national audience on NBC. NBC's Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya will deliver the call.
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 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 3 p.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. Former Chiefs running back Priest Holmes will serve as this week's Drum Honoree while former Chiefs wide receiver Dante Hall 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 30-year Season Ticket Member Allen Roberson. Roberson, the Vice President of Administration/CFO at Rockhurst High School, was selected as one of the 2021 CFO of the Year recipients by the Kansas City Business Journal and has done charitable work with the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Notre Dame de Sion Schools, Boys Hope Girls Hope of Kansas City, RareKC, BioKansas and Uplift KC.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Beginning at 2 p.m. on event day, guests can also text (816) 920-4237 with location and issue.
Timeline for Sunday, January 16
- 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 Stadium Gates Open
- 6:15 p.m. – Team Warm-Ups Begin
- 7:04 p.m. – Steelers Team Introduction
- 7:07 p.m. – Chiefs Team Introduction
- 7:10 p.m. – National Anthem
- 7:12 p.m. – Coin Toss
- 7:15 p.m. – Kickoff