The Kansas City Chiefs will host the Baltimore Ravens at noon on Sunday, Dec. 9. Fans can find important information and reminders about Sunday’s game below.
First Responder Appreciation
The Chiefs have a tradition of supporting our first responders. Sunday the Chiefs will host their annual first responder appreciation game at Arrowhead. The colors will be presented by a joint color guard consisting of representatives from the Kansas City Police Department (KCPD), Kansas City Fire Department (KCFD), Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department (KCKPD) and Kansas City, Kansas, Fire Department (KCKFD). The national anthem will be sung by KCKPD Officer Dustin Dierenfeldt and star flags will be held on the field by 60 Kansas City-area first responders.
At halftime, KCPD Detective Alex Lepper will perform a tribute to America’s first responders by singing “America The Beautiful.” The star flags will again be held by Kansas City-area first responders for the entirety of the performance.
During breaks in game action, Overland Park Police Department (OPPD) Officer Brian Payne and former New York Presbyterian Hospital Paramedic Mike Roberts will be honored as hometown heroes. Payne, an 11-year veteran of the OPPD, is the Wing First Sergeant for the 190th Air Refueling Wing, of the Kansas Air National Guard out of Topeka, Kansas. Roberts was on one of the many units that provided support during the events of September 11, 2001, in New York City.
Chiefs Kingdom Food Drive
The Chiefs and Hy-Vee kicked off the annual Chiefs Kingdom Food Drive on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at Harvesters-The Community Food Network. As guests arrive at Arrowhead on Sunday, they will be greeted by volunteers from Hy-Vee and Harvesters with collection bins around the stadium to collect non-perishable food items. Fans wishing to make a monetary donation can do so at chiefs.harvestersvfd.org. Last year, the Chiefs were able to provide 294,051 meals, setting the record for the largest food drive of its kind in the NFL.
My Cause, My Cleats
More than 800 NFL players, including 18 on the Chiefs, will showcase causes that are important to them with custom cleats during games in Weeks 13-15. As part of the collaboration with the NFL, players will represent hundreds of organizations that focus on causes important to them. Among the causes represented by the Chiefs are Team Luke (Patrick Mahomes), V Foundation (Sammy Watkins), 87 & Running (Travis Kelce), Allen Bailey Charities (Allen Bailey), TeamSmile (Dustin Colquitt) and more.
Fans can purchase tickets for Sunday’s game at www.chiefs.com/tickets/mycausemycleats and $10 from each ticket purchased will be donated to the chosen player’s charity.
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 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 Harvesters-The Community Food Network. Harvesters is a regional food bank serving a 26-county area of northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas. Harvesters provides food and related household products to more than 620 not-for-profit agencies including emergency food pantries, community kitchens, homeless shelters, children’s homes and others. Prices are set at three tickets for $5, 10 tickets for $10 and 60 tickets for $20. For more information on Harvesters or the Hunt Family Foundation 50/50 Raffle, please visit www.harvesters.org and www.chiefs.com/5050-raffle.html.
Ford Tailgate District
The free Ford Tailgate District is 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, features 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 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 beginning at 10 a.m. and concluding by 10:45 a.m.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Beginning four hours prior to kickoff, fans can text “CHIEFS” <SPACE> YOUR LOCATION AND ISSUE to 69050 for assistance.
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 in to 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 one hour 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
- 11:53—Chiefs Player Introductions with Pyrotechnics
- 11:57—National Anthem
- Noon—Coin Toss
- 12:01 p.m.—Drum Ceremony: Clint Bowyer, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Driver
- 12:02 p.m.—Kickoff