The Kansas City Chiefs will host the Jacksonville Jaguars at noon on Sunday, Oct. 7. Fans can find important information and reminders about Sunday's game below.
The Chiefs, along with the NFL and its member clubs, the NFL Players Association and the American Cancer Society, are committed to the fight against cancer. Now in its second year, the Crucial Catch platform addresses multiple types of cancer through early detection and risk reduction. The Chiefs have chosen to raise awareness for multiple cancers during Sunday's game and will have players, coaches and officials in apparel supporting multiple types of cancer, as well as additional on-field and in-stadium branding to help raise awareness for the campaign.
Before the end of the first quarter, all fans are encouraged to fill out the "I CHEER FOR" card that will be handed out at entry gates to recognize someone close to them who has been affected by cancer. Fans are invited to take selfies with the card and share using #ChiefsVsCancer, and when prompted at the quarter break, hold up the card to share in an in-stadium moment with all fans inside Arrowhead. Photos that are shared with #ChiefsVsCancer will be featured on the video boards at Arrowhead and on www.chiefs.com/chiefsvscancer.
At halftime, Broadway-star Trenyce (Truh-niece) Cobbins will come out to sing "Run" by Snow Patrol as a tribute to all of those who have been affected by cancer. Chiefs Cheerleaders will join her for the halftime performance. Additionally, there will be ribbons on the field for the seven screenable cancers, accompanied by a balloon release at the end with colors coordinating to the ribbons.
Sunday's forecast currently calls for the potential of rain throughout the day. Small, compact umbrellas are permitted inside the stadium; however, they may not be used inside of the seating bowl. Guests may wear or bring ponchos into Arrowhead Stadium.
Weather delays for events are unusual, however, lightning and strong winds may delay or postpone an Arrowhead Stadium event. Guests are encouraged to follow Arrowhead Stadium on Twitter at @ArrowheadEvents for weather-related updates. In the event of a weather-related relocation or evacuation, guests are asked to follow the instructions of stadium personnel.
Make your game plan by visiting www.chiefs.com/parking. Parking lot gates for Sunday's game open at 7 a.m. Fans are encouraged to purchase their parking passes in advance to save money and help expedite the parking process for all gameday visitors. All single-event parking passes are mobile entry and should be added to fans' mobile wallet and ready to scan at the parking tollgates.
Parking passes can be purchased in advance for $35 online at www.chiefs.com/parking. Cash parking at the tollgate on gameday will be $60.
All Arrowhead Stadium gates will open at 10 a.m. for the noon kickoff. Gates for guests with tickets on the Scout Investments Club Level will open at 9:30 a.m. Those fans with mobile tickets should have their tickets added to their mobile wallet and ready to scan when they reach the stadium gates to expedite entry.
In alignment with the NFL's Crucial Catch campaign, Sunday's Hunt Family Foundation 50/50 Raffle will benefit The University of Kansas Cancer Center, which is working toward a world without cancer through world-class research and patient care. Designated a National Cancer Institute representing excellence in cancer research, The University of Kansas Cancer Center offers patients opportunities to take part in clinical trials to test new treatments, access to the newest, most promising therapies and laboratory discoveries, and the ability to receive leading-edge care right here in the Kansas City metro area. Prices are set at three tickets for $5, 10 tickets for $10 and 60 tickets for only $20. For more information on The University of Kansas Cancer Center or the Hunt Family Foundation 50/50 Raffle, please visit http://www.kucancercenter.org/ and www.chiefs.com/5050-raffle.html.
Ford Tailgate District
The free Ford Tailgate District will be open to all fans for game days this fall. This party area, located in Lot M near the Founder's Plaza on the north side of the stadium, will feature free entry to all ages, drink specials, food trucks and live entertainment throughout pregame. The Ford Tailgate District will open at 7:30 a.m. and will remain open until kickoff.
STM Kickoff Countdown Tent
New to the 2018 regular season, the STM Kickoff Countdown hospitality tent is an exclusive area for Season Ticket Members on gameday. Open from 10 a.m. to kickoff, this ticketed event space offers Season Ticket Members complimentary hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks. Located between Gate G and the Hy-Vee Gate on Plaza Level, the tent also features a DJ, photobooth, KC Wolf and Chiefs Cheerleaders, plus a STM-branded koozie giveaway. To secure STM Kickoff Countdown tickets, Season Ticket Members may visit their STM account at www.ChiefsKingdomRewards.com or through the Chiefs Mobile App.
Faith and Family Chapel
For the fifth year in a row, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) will join with the Kansas City Chiefs to offer a non-denominational pregame chapel service for fans at Arrowhead Stadium who may miss their normal Sunday worship opportunities due to Chiefs games. The service, which is held in the east side of the Pavilion on the south side of Arrowhead Stadium, will take place every week there is a noon home game. Every service will feature a message and supplemental worship music beginning at 9:30 a.m. and concluding by 10:15 a.m. Sunday's service will be led by former Chiefs player Andy Studebaker and music will be performed by Marvin Mumford.
Safety and Security
The NFL's clear bag policy is in place for all Chiefs games. Fans can visit www.nfl.com/allclear or www.chiefs.com/arrowhead/clearbagpolicy.html for important information on the clear bag policy and a complete list of permitted and prohibited items. If fans have questions or need assistance, they can contact Fan Experience at (816) 920-4237 or by email at email@example.com. Beginning four hours prior to kickoff, fans can text "CHIEFS"
National Anthem and Flyover
Trenyce (Truh-niece) Cobbins will perform Sunday's national anthem. A finalist in the second season of American Idol, she has performed on Broadway in 'Motown the Musical' in which she portrayed Diana Ross. She has been a public advocate for cancer awareness. The flag will be presented by the Fort Leavenworth Sergeant Audie Murphy Club Color Guard. Sunday's national anthem will conclude with a flyover of Apache helicopters from Fort Riley over Arrowhead, weather permitting.
Fans that are unable to attend Sunday's game at Arrowhead Stadium can tune in to the game on KCTV5 (CBS) locally where Jim Nantz, Tony Romo and Tracy Wolfson will be on the broadcast.
The game will also air on KCFX 101 The Fox, home of the Chiefs Radio Network, where "Voice of the Chiefs" Mitch Holthus, former Chiefs longsnapper Kendall Gammon and sideline reporter Dani Welniak will have the call. Tico Sports will also broadcast Sunday's game in Spanish on KCTO 1160 AM/100.5 FM with Enrique Morales, Oscar Monterroso and Leo Prieto calling the action. Chiefs fans can tune into the club's official pregame show, Hy-Vee Chiefs Insider, on KCTV at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. The club's official postgame show, Chiefs Rewind presented by CommunityAmerica Credit Union, airs immediately following Sunday's 10:30 p.m. news on KCTV.
Fans at Arrowhead Stadium and at home can check in with team reporter BJ Kissel for last minute updates prior to the game with Field Pass presented by Microsoft Surface. The 15-minute Facebook Live special broadcast begins approximately 30 minutes prior to kickoff of every home and away game.
Pregame Timeline (all times a.m. unless otherwise noted)
- 7:00 – Parking Lots Open
- 7:30 – Ford Tailgate District Opens
- 9:30 – Scout Investments Club Level Gates Open
- 9:30 – Faith and Family Chapel
- 10:00 – All Stadium Gates Open
- 10:30 – Players Take the Field; Warm-Ups Begin
- 11:53 – Chiefs Player Introductions with Pyrotechnics
- 11:57 – National Anthem
- Noon – Coin Toss
- 12:01 p.m. – Drum Ceremony: Former Chiefs Center Tim Grunhard
- 12:02 p.m. – Kickoff