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Chiefs to Open 2020 Season Towards Texans in NFL Kickoff Recreation

Because the reigning Tremendous Bowl champions, the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs will kick off the 2020 season at Arrowhead Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 10 in opposition to the Houston Texans within the NFL Kickoff Recreation.

Followers can discover necessary data and reminders concerning Thursday evening’s recreation under.

Throughout pregame, the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs will have fun the franchise’s second Tremendous Bowl title with a brief on-field ceremony that concludes with the disclosing of a brand new championship banner contained in the stadium. “Voice of the Chiefs” Mitch Holthus will lead the ceremony, which is able to characteristic Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt and a particular message from Norma Hunt.

The NFL is anticipated to announce digital leisure appearances for the sport, together with nationwide anthem and halftime performances, tomorrow. The Overland Park Police Division Colour Guard will current the nation’s colours whereas a B-2 Spirit stealth bomber from the 509th Bomb Wing primarily based out of Whiteman Air Pressure Base will conduct at flyover on the finish of the nationwide anthem, climate allowing.

Early in pregame, a video displaying the standard Blessing of the Drum and the Blessing of the 4 Instructions will probably be performed contained in the stadium. As a consequence of COVID restrictions, the Blessing was beforehand recorded on the stadium. Alan Redbird, a member of the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, the non secular chief of the Kansas Native American Colour Guard and a Marine Corps veteran who served in Vietnam, carried out the blessing.

A particular rendition of “Carry Each Voice and Sing” will probably be featured throughout pregame each in-stadium and on the NBC broadcast, and will probably be celebrated all through Kickoff weekend. These options will serve to teach on the historical past of the track and spotlight the work of NFL gamers of their communities. The league’s latest model marketing campaign, “It Takes All of Us,” leverages the dimensions and energy of the NFL to unite our nation. The season-long marketing campaign will join all league causes starting with social justice and honoring these on the frontlines of COVID-19. For the house opener, all NFL fields will characteristic finish zone stencils with the phrases “It Takes All of Us” and “Finish Racism.” 

Gamers and coaches have additionally been given the chance to honor victims of systemic racism and present their help for social justice efforts by displaying names or phrases on helmet stickers and attire patches. The season-long effort highlights the actions being taken to succeed in options, engages followers to behave, and provides gamers and coaches a platform on gameday to share their voices and efforts to encourage change. Gamers even have the choice to put on a warmup t-shirt throughout pregame that options unifying messages.

Followers who’re unable to attend Thursday’s recreation can tune into WDAF-FM (106.5 The Wolf), the House of the Chiefs Radio Community, as “Voice of the Chiefs” Mitch Holthus, former Chiefs WR Danan Hughes and sideline reporter Josh Klingler name the motion. Thursday’s recreation will air on NBC (KSHB), with the Sunday Night time Soccer crew of Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya on the decision. Tico Sports activities will produce a Spanish broadcast on Actual Nation 1030 AM (KCWJ) that includes Enrique Morales, Oscar Monterroso and sideline reporter Hannah Bassham.

Chiefs Reporter Matt McMullen and former Chiefs LB Shawn Barber present followers with last-minute Chiefs updates on Area Cross, which streams stay on Fb, YouTube, Twitter and the Chiefs Cell app roughly 45 minutes previous to kickoff of each Chiefs residence and away recreation. After the sport, followers can tune into Chiefs Rewind on all Chiefs social channels to get stay postgame response, unique interviews and stay press conferences.

Stadium Well being and Security Insurance policies

In response to the continued coronavirus pandemic, the group stays dedicated to prioritizing the protection of its followers, employees and gamers. Beneath pointers established by the Nationwide Soccer League, and with the approval of native authorities and public well being officers, the group has a complete COVID-19 well being and security plan for all followers attending video games at Arrowhead Stadium this season.

Followers ought to go to chiefs.com/stadium/covid/ for a whole checklist of COVID-19 protocols to see what steps the membership is taking, how the fan expertise will probably be impacted, and methods followers can shield themselves and others.

Notable adjustments and insurance policies ticketed friends want to concentrate on:

  • Know your zone, primarily based in your seating location and located in your ticket, and have a recreation plan to enter by means of the assigned parking and stadium gates. Circumnavigation of the stadium isn’t permitted in an effort to reduce contact with different friends.
  • Put on your masks always, even when seated. Followers should put on masks into the stadium, however every fan will obtain a masks provided by the group of their cupholder, offered by T-Cell. 
  • Preserve social distancing alongside your total journey and anticipate aisles to clear earlier than exiting your seats.
  • Have persistence and know that everybody is on this collectively. Be a very good teammate and assist us shield the Kingdom.

 Visitors Alert: Highway Building Surrounding Arrowhead Stadium

MoDOT is at present ending a serious building challenge on sections of I-435 and I-70 close to the Truman Sports activities Complicated that may impression visitors for the house opener. Followers can get extra data on the development challenge at modot.org/i-435-and-i-70-interchange. 

Followers are additionally reminded that on account of this being a mid-week primetime recreation, stadium visitors will coincide with each day rush hour visitors and automobile quantity could also be heavy. Followers are requested to be affected person and thoughtful. For potential visitors impression, followers can overview KC Scout cameras at kcscout.internet/ or can get real-time updates on the WAZE app.

Parking Gates and Tailgating

Car parking zone gates for Thursday’s recreation open at 3:30 p.m. All parking should be bought upfront as funds is not going to be accepted on the parking tollgates. All followers can have a delegated parking entrance primarily based on their seat location that may put them in shut proximity to their designated entry zone. All parking for the 2020 season will probably be normal (purple) parking and is barely open to ticket holders. Tailgating is permitted, however autos will probably be parked in an every-other-spot sample to accommodate social distancing, and tailgating is proscribed to the people who’ve tickets in the identical pod.

To buy parking passes, view car parking zone maps and overview all tailgating pointers, please go to chiefs.com/stadium/parking/. 

All Arrowhead Stadium gates, together with gates for the CommunityAmerica Membership Degree, will open at 5:30 p.m. for the 7:20 p.m. kickoff.

Hunt Household Basis 50/50 Raffle

This week’s Hunt Household Basis 50/50 Raffle will profit organizations in help of racial fairness. Tickets are three for $5 and 10 for $10, with a primetime particular of 100 tickets for $20.

Followers who are usually not at Arrowhead Stadium on Thursday may also take part within the Hunt Household Basis 50/50 Raffle by visiting chiefs.com/followers/5050raffle. On-line gross sales are at present stay, however followers should be positioned within the states of Missouri or Kansas on the time they buy a ticket on-line. In-person raffle tickets will stay on sale by means of the top of the third quarter. The profitable ticket will probably be introduced in-stadium and posted on-line in the course of the fourth quarter of the sport and winners don’t have to be current to win. Bank cards would be the solely type of fee accepted at 50/50 Raffle kiosks.

As a consequence of COVID-19 restrictions, no luggage – together with beforehand accepted clear luggage, small clutch luggage and wallets that may’t slot in pockets – will probably be permitted contained in the stadium. Friends ought to solely carry gadgets that may match into their pockets. For friends with medical- or childcare-related gadgets corresponding to diapers, wipes, method, bottles or breast pumps, these gadgets should be introduced in a transparent plastic bag and friends ought to current their bag to employees in the course of the screening course of. Followers can go to chiefs.com/stadium/prohibitedpermitteditems for a whole checklist of permitted and prohibited gadgets. 

If followers have any points or want help, Fan Expertise could be reached at (816) 920-4237 or by e-mail at [email protected] Starting 4 hours previous to kickoff, followers can textual content “CHIEFS” YOUR LOCATION AND ISSUE to 69050 for help.

Timeline for Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020

3:30 p.m. – Parking Gates Open

5:30 p.m. – All Stadium Gates Open

6:20 p.m. – Crew Heat-Ups Start

6:55 p.m. – “Carry Each Voice and Sing” Carried out

7:10 p.m. – Tremendous Bowl LIV Championship Celebration Begins

7:13 p.m. – Tremendous Bowl LIV Championship Banner Unveiled

7:14 p.m. – Chiefs Crew Introduction

7:15 p.m. – Texans Crew Introduction

7:19 p.m. – Nationwide Anthem

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