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SALUTE TO SERVICE

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Important Information for Sunday's Annual Salute to Service Game at Arrowhead Stadium

The Kansas City Chiefs will host the Arizona Cardinals at noon on Sunday, Nov. 11. Fans can find important information and reminders about Sunday’s game below.

Salute to Service Game presented by USAA

The Chiefs have a long-standing tradition of supporting the men and women of our armed forces. This Sunday, the Chiefs will host their annual Salute to Service game at Arrowhead. Each year, the NFL and NFL Players Association come together in honor of Veterans Day to celebrate and recognize members of the military. Through Salute to Service, the league supports military appreciation non-profit partners including the USO, the Pat Tillman Foundation, TAPS, the Bob Woodruff Foundation and Wounded Warrior Project. With the NFL, these efforts allow the Chiefs organization to salute our servicemen and women and share our appreciation for all the sacrifices that they and their families make on our behalf.

Before kick on Sunday, the Black Daggers, the official U.S. Army Special Ops Command Parachute Team, will jump into Arrowhead, weather permitting. Sunday’s national anthem will be performed by retired Army Staff Sergeant Ron Gutierrez and the flag will be presented by the Ft. Leonard Wood Army – Baron Hill color guard. In addition, Missouri Governor Mike Parson, a six-year U.S. Army veteran, will join 150 service members and the color guard holding the American flag on the field. At the conclusion of the national anthem, there will be a flyover by the 303rdFighter Squadron A-10 Warthogs out of Whiteman Air Force Base, weather permitting.

The Chiefs Drum Ceremony will be performed by Colonel Donald Ballard, a retired Navy and Army National Guard Medal of Honor recipient. Throughout the course of the game, all five branches of the military will be honored. USAA, Official Salute to Service Partner of the Chiefs, will present an in-game Salute to Service moment. During warmups, players will wear commemorative patches in honor of the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day and the National WWI Museum and Memorial. Players, coaches and officials will wear other apparel supporting Salute to Service throughout the game. In addition, on-field and in-stadium branding will be visible around Arrowhead. At halftime, there will be a performance by the Kansas Army National Guard 35th Infantry Division Band. 

At 11 a.m. on Sunday, there will be ringing bells. The bells also rang 100 years ago on Nov. 11, signifying the end of World War I. The armistice was declared on the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour in 1918. 

Toys for Tots Collection

For more than five decades, the Kansas City Chiefs and local members of the Marine Corps have hosted an annual Toys for Tots collection at Arrowhead Stadium. This Chiefs Kingdom tradition continues Sunday when the team hosts the Arizona Cardinals. Chiefs fans are encouraged to donate new and unwrapped toys for boys and girls up to the age of 15 as they enter the Arrowhead gates. The Marines will also be accepting cash and check (made out to “Toys for Tots”) donations at these stadium collection points if fans would prefer to help to support a local child in need this holiday season.

Parking Gates

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. 

Stadium Gates

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 be 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.

Hunt Family Foundation 50/50 Raffle

The beneficiary of this week’s Hunt Family Foundation 50/50 Raffle is Folds of Honor. Folds of Honor provides educational scholarships to the children and spouses of our fallen and disabled service members while serving our nation. Prices are set at three tickets for $5, 10 tickets for $10 and 60 tickets for $20. For more information on the Folds of Honor or the Hunt Family Foundation 50/50 Raffle, please visit www.foldsofhonor.organd 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 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 atwww.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 beginning at 10 a.m. and concluding by 10:45 a.m. Sunday’s service will be led by team chaplain Marcellus Casey 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.htmlfor 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 fanexperience@chiefs.com. Beginning four hours prior to kickoff, fans can text “CHIEFS” <SPACE> YOUR LOCATION AND ISSUE to 69050 for assistance.

Tune In

Fans that are unable to attend Sunday’s game at Arrowhead Stadium can tune in to the game on KCTV5 (CBS) locally where Greg Gumbel, Trent Green, Bruce Arians and Melanie Collins 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 KCTV5 (CBS) 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
  • 10:00—All Stadium Gates Open
  • 10:00—Faith and Family Chapel
  • 10:30—Players Take the Field; Warm-Ups Begin
  • 11:42—Black Daggers Jump Team Land on the Field
  • 11:53—Chiefs Player Introductions with Pyrotechnics
  • 11:57—National Anthem and Flyover
  • Noon—Coin Toss
  • 12:01 p.m.—Drum Ceremony: Colonel Donald Ballard, Medal of Honor Recipient
  • 12:02 p.m.—Kickoff

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