The Kansas City Chiefs will host the Washington Commanders on Saturday, August 20 for what is the first of two consecutive preseason games at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Fans can find important information and reminders regarding Saturday's game below.
Chiefs Charity Game
Saturday's game will mark the 38th annual Chiefs Charity Game. Since its inception in 1985, and through the vision of Lamar Hunt and the Hunt family, the Chiefs Charity Game has raised more than $15 million for local charities that support children in need. For the second-consecutive season, the 2022 Chiefs Charity Game will benefit MOCSA (Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault).
Since 1975, MOCSA has been the only rape crisis center in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area, serving victims of sexual abuse and assault across the lifespan, and educating the community about sexual violence. MOCSA's counseling, advocacy, education and prevention services allow the agency to fulfill its mission to improve the lives of those impacted by sexual abuse and sexual assault, and to prevent sexual violence in a six-county, bi-state service area.
The Hunt family and team Founder Lamar Hunt established the Hunt Family Foundation in 1983 to support charitable agencies in the greater Kansas City community. The Hunt Family Foundation is committed to making a positive impact on those in need in the communities where we live and work through philanthropy, programming and volunteerism. The Hunt Family Foundation will present a check at halftime of Saturday's game to MOCSA.
National recording artist and former American Idol contestant Britney Holmes will sing the national anthem while the Smith-Cotton High School JROTC from Sedalia, Missouri, will present the colors.
Parking and Traffic
Parking lots for Saturday's game open at 10:30 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. 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 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. Fans are encouraged to plan ahead and arrive early.
Fans who are unable to attend Saturday'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 to stream on the Chiefs Mobile app within a 50-mile radius of the Kansas City metro area. Saturday's game will be televised locally on KSHB, as well as throughout the region on the Chiefs Preseason Television Network. Produced by 65 Toss Power Trap Productions, NFL Network's Ari Wolfe, CBS's Trent Green, NFL Network's Kimmi Chex and Chiefs.com's Matt McMullen will deliver the call.
Stadium Gates and Mobile Entry
All GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium gates will open at 1 p.m. for the 3 p.m. kickoff. Gates for guests with tickets on the CommunityAmerica Club Level will open at 12:30 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. The Ford Tailgate District will open at 11 a.m. on Saturday and will feature performances by Starhaveen Rounders 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. MOCSA Board Member Monica Gray will serve as this week's Drum Honoree while Jenn Toro, a MOCSA volunteer and survivor, 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 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 Lori Ross. Ross and her family have been Season Ticket Members for 11 years. She is the Founder and CEO of FosterAdopt Connect, a bi-state nonprofit working to break the cycle of generational abuse and neglect by serving children in foster/adoptive care and their families. Lori and her husband Randy have fostered more than 400 children and have adopted 23 children, in addition to their five birth daughters.
Hunt Family Foundation 50/50 Raffle
This week's 50/50 Raffle beneficiary will be MOCSA, the Chiefs Charity Game partner. Raffle tickets are priced at 10 for $10, 60 for $20 and 150 tickets for $40.
Fans who are not at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on Saturday 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 new CEIA Open Gate 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 10 a.m. on event day, guests can also text (816) 920-4237 with location and issue.
Timeline for Chiefs vs. Commanders on Saturday, August 20
10:30 a.m. – Parking Gates Open
11:00 a.m. – Ford Tailgate District Opens
12:30 p.m. – CommunityAmerica Club Level Gates Open
1:00 p.m. – All GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium Gates Open
2:00 p.m. – Team Warm-Ups Begin
2:57 p.m. – Commanders Team Introduction
2:59 p.m. – Chiefs Team Introduction
3:00 p.m. – National Anthem
3:03 p.m. – Coin Toss
3:05 p.m. – Kickoff