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2010 Chiefs Training Camp Opens on Friday, July 30th

Posted Jun 14, 2010

The Chiefs will report to training camp in St. Joseph on Thursday, July 29th; practice begins on the 30th.

Training Camp General Information

 

What are the training camp dates?

The Training Camp Schedule is available at this link:

http://www.kcchiefs.com/schedule-and-events/calendar.html

The Training Camp Map is available at this link:

http://www.kcchiefs.com/schedule-and-events/training-camp.html

Where is training camp located?

Training camp is located on the campus of Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Schedule Changes/Practice Cancellation:

The Chiefs reserve the right to change their practice schedules at any time, without advance notice.

Practices may be cancelled or moved indoors due to inclement weather. Due to space limitations, fans are not permitted to view practices that are conducted in the Indoor Practice Facility at Missouri Western State University. Continue to check the Chiefs website for continual updates. You can also find up-to-date information on practice changes by following the Chiefs on Twitter and Facebook.

How do I get to training camp?

FROM KANSAS CITY/SOUTH

Option 1: I-29 N toward St. Joseph. Take exit 46B to merge onto US-36 W toward St. Joseph. Then, exit onto US-169 N. Turn right onto Mitchell Avenue. Then, turn left at SW University Drive. Finally, turn right at Downs Drive which leads to the Spratt Memorial Stadium Complex.

Option 2: I-29 N towards St. Joseph. Take Hwy 36 E toward Cameron. Exit on Riverside Dr. and turn left. Turn left onto Mitchell Avenue. Turn right onto SW University Dr. and right onto Downs Dr.

FROM THE NORTH

Option 1: I-29 South- take exit 47 and then turn right at MO-6 W/Frederick Avenue. Turn left at N Woodbine Road and then another left onto Faraon Street. Next, take the 1st right onto NE University Drive. Finally, turn right at Downs Drive which leads to the Spratt Memorial Stadium Complex.

Option 2: I-35 South- take exit 54 for UW-36/I-35 S toward Hamilton/Cameron. Turn right at US-36 W/Interstate 35 Business Loop S and continue for approximately 30 miles. Then, take the Missouri Ac/Riverside Rd exit. Keep right at the fork and follow signs for Missouri Western State University. Merge onto S Riverside Road. Next, turn left at Mitchell Avenue and then right on SW University Drive. Finally, turn right at Downs Drive which leads to the Spratt Memorial Stadium Complex.

FROM THE EAST

Take I-35 South towards Hamilton/Cameron. Turn right at US-36 W/Interstate 35 Business Loop S and continue for approximately 30 miles. Then, take the Missouri Ac/Riverside Rd exit. Keep right at the fork and follow signs for Missouri Western State University. Merge onto S Riverside Road. Next, turn left at Mitchell Avenue and then right on SW University Drive. Finally, turn right at Downs Drive which leads to the Spratt Memorial Stadium Complex.

FROM THE WEST

Head east on US-36 E, then take the US-169 exit. Turn left at US-169 N, then turn right onto Mitchell Avenue. Turn left at SW University Drive. Finally, turn right at Downs Drive which leads to the Spratt Memorial Stadium Complex.

Where can I park for Training Camp practices?

The three largest parking lots nearest the camp site (Lots H, I & J) have a $10 parking charge. Spaces in more distant lots are free. Handicapped accessible parking is available in each lot, including the paid lots. Handicapped parking behind Baker Family Fitness Center is move convenient for guests requiring a level entrance. Parking for buses and RV’s has been set aside in Lot K at a rate of $25 per vehicle.

Can I tailgate in the parking lot?

Fans are encouraged to tailgate if they desire. If doing so, the Kansas City Chiefs and Missouri Western State University ask fans to follow these simple guidelines:

- Only one parking space may be taken up per car

- Alcohol is prohibited in all MWSU parking lots. A beer tent will be located inside the food court on the Training Camp grounds. Please see the Camp Map for location.

- We kindly ask fans to dispose of all trash in barrels provided.

What activities are offered for Kids at training camp?

The Kids Zone will feature a number of inflatable games and other fun activities for kids visiting training camp. Kids may also have the opportunity to get a player autograph and be selected for the helmet walk.

Join the Chiefs Kids Club!

Are there restrooms on site?

Yes, on-site restroom facilities and porta johns will be available. Please see the Camp Map for locations.

Will there be concessions?

Pizza, chicken, hamburgers, soft drinks and water are among items available. Beer also is sold but may not be carried outside the food court. Please see the Camp Map for locations.

Lodging?

St. Joseph offers a variety of lodging options including hotels, motels and campgrounds.

Hotels and motels - http://www.stjomo.com/hotels_motels.aspx.

Campgrounds and RV Parks - http://www.stjomo.com/campgrounds.aspx.

Where can I buy Chiefs merchandise?

The Chiefs Team Store will be located at the entry point to Training Camp and will sell official player jerseys, hats and more. You can also visit the Chiefs Pro Shop Online.

Is there an ATM on site?

Yes. An ATM will be located near the Chiefs Team Store.

Where is the lost and found area?

The lost and found area is located at the Chiefs Information Tent. Please see the Camp Map for location.

Are all practices open to the public? Are they free?

Yes, all practices are open to the public unless the team goes indoors due to inclement weather. Additionally, all practices are free with the exception of Family Fun Day on August 7th and the Chiefs Sendoff Event on August 18th. For those Special Events, admission is $10 with kids ages 3 and younger free.

Autograph Policy

An autograph period for fans will take place for a minimum of 10 minutes after each practice session at training camp. A designated position group will ring the fence line on the south and west side of the practice fields. In order to accommodate as many fans as possible during the allotted time, please limit your request to one item per player. Due to the anticipated size of crowds at camp, demand for autographs may exceed the ability of players to accommodate all requests due to the camp schedule, especially during two-a-days.

Fans are permitted to watch players come and go from the Indoor Facility to the practice fields, but autograph seeking will be limited to the designated times listed above. Autograph times and availability are subject to change based on changes in the practice schedule or inclement weather conditions.

What items are prohibited?

For safety and security, the following items are prohibited at Training Camp:

• Firearms, weapons of any type or fireworks

• Coolers – any size, any type

• Plastic, metal or glass cups, cans or containers (Sealed bottles of water are allowed)

• Thermos bottles or flasks

• Food

• Beer or liquor

• Video cameras or professional cameras/lenses

• Flammable liquids

• Noisemakers – air horns, klaxon, bells, whistles, etc.

• Boom boxes

• Laser pointers of any type, poles or rods

• Any other items deemed dangerous or unacceptable by security

Is seating provided for fans at training camp?

Yes, bleacher seating is provided for approximately 3,000. Fans are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs for seating as well.

Can I bring my pet to training camp?

Pets are not permitted on Training Camp grounds with the exception of service animals.

Can I take photos or video of the players during training camp practices?

Fans are encouraged to take photos at Training Camp. However, no audio or video recording devices are allowed, including camcorders or cellular phones with video capabilities. Video taping during practice is strictly prohibited.

When should I arrive for practice?

Training Camp gates will open 1.5 hours prior to the posted start of practice and will close 1 hour after practice.

The only exceptions are for the night practice on August 4th, Family Fun Day on August 7th and the Chiefs Sendoff Event on August 18th. For these three in-stadium events, gates will open two hours prior to practice and close one hour after practice.

Emergency, Health, and Special Assistance

Heat Awareness:

Training Camp is notorious for practices in the summer heat. Please remember that Training Camp is outside and fans should take certain precautions, including:

• Staying properly hydrated

• Applying sun screen

• Using shade to avoid heat related issues

Emergency Information / First Aid:

In case of lightning and other severe weather, fans should seek shelter and follow the instructions of local law enforcement/university personnel.

A first aid tent will be on-site and will be staffed by Heartland Health EMT’s. This tent will offer free water for fans, shade and access to emergency personnel if needed. This tent should be able to handle all minor first aid problems at camp. An ambulance will be on-site at all times camp is open to the public.

Please see the Camp Map for the First Aid tent location.

Special Needs:

Visitors with special needs should see a Training Camp representative for appropriate assistance.

Smoking Policy:

Smoking is prohibited on Training Camp grounds.

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