November 24th will serve as the Chiefs “Salute to Service” game, the National Football League’s initiative to support military personnel and raise awareness for the sacrifices they make on our behalf. The Chiefs and their fans will salute the dedication, devotion and bravery of all those who have served or are currently serving in our military. Although we appreciate these men and women throughout the year, Military Appreciation Day Presented by the Veterans of Foreign Wars is dedicated to sharing that respect and support for those who selflessly serve our country.
- An hour before kickoff and again at 25 minutes prior to kickoff fireworks will light the sky and the Tomahawk Chop will be heard throughout the parking lots and the stadium. When you hear these signals, join in on the war chant, wrap up your tailgate and head inside the stadium as to be sure you will make it to your seats before kickoff!
Be All Clear
Below is an outline of what is permissible to bring into the stadium.
- Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12.” (Official Chiefs branded tote bags are available through club merchandise outlets or at shop.kcchiefs.com, or a one-gallon clear zip-seal bag (Ziploc bag or similar).
- Small clutch bags that do not exceed 4.5″ x 6.5″, with or without a handle or strap, may be carried into the stadium along with one of the clear bag options.
WiFi and Chiefs Mobile App
- Chiefs fans will have access to Wi-Fi inside the stadium under the name “Arrowhead Wi-Fi”
- A fully integrated mobile experience is also available through the Chiefs Mobile App. This app can be downloaded through Apple’s App Store or Google Play Market for Android devices. More info here.
- Sprint is providing mobile device charging stations around Arrowhead for fans to stop by and charge their mobile devices. Check with the nearest Fans First Booth presented by Sprint to find the closest charging station to your seats.
Parking & Stadium Gate Times
Arrive early and dress warm! It is expected to be sunny with clear skies and a high of 30degrees.
7:30a.m. – Parking lot gates open
9:30a.m. – Scout Investments Club Level gates open
10:30a.m. – Stadium gates open
Tailgating and Fan Fun
- From 8:00a.m.-12:00p.m. in Lot M, kick a field goal through uprights made entirely out of recycled Bud Light cans, surrounded by Bud Light branded turf and interactive recycling displays.
- A Bud Light Collection Trailer will be roaming Lots F and G during the pre-game to hand out trash bags and collect recyclable materials.
Hy-Vee Hot Zone
- Located just inside of the Hy-Vee Gate starting at 9:30a.m. the band, Paramount will perform.
Chiefs Tailgate Party presented by Bud Light
- This party is located inside the Champions Room of the Pavilion, just south of Arrowhead Stadium and will be going strong from 8:30a.m.-12:00p.m.
- Enjoy all-you-can-eat catering, ice-cold beverages, and a climate-controlled space to catch the pregame show.
- Chiefs Ambassadors, Chiefs Cheerleaders and KC Wolf will be in attendance to meet and greet with fans.
Ford Fan Experience
- From 8:00a.m. –12:00p.m. stop by this interactive area between the Sprint Gate and the Hy-Vee Gate.
- This is a great family friendly location with inflatable games, a DJ, a photo booth, Ford vehicles on display and face painting. Susie and Warpaint, Chiefs Cheerleaders and KC Wolf will stop by prior to kickoff.
- Hy-Vee will have pre-packaged samples of Sweet and Spicy BBQ Sunchips within the Hy-Vee Hot Zone on the Plaza level.
- McDonald’s will have a fry truck set up and will be distributing french fry samples in parking lot M.
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- Located near the Ford Fan Experience arch at the Sprint Gate.
- 810 will be giving away koozies and beads before the game.
Be on the lookout for these festivities once you’re in your seats.
The National Anthem will be performed by USAF Staff Sergeant Angie Johnson (below second from the left), Nashville Recording Artist of "The Voice." During this time, an American flag will be held by 110 representatives of each miliatry branch.
The first pass will be from Technical Sergeant Eric Gaiser to Chiefs Ambassador Jon McGraw.
The honorary Coca-Cola Coin Toss Captains of the game are Bentley Beard, Adjutant General John Hamilton and Modern Family star, Eric Stonestreet.
Army Major Sean Heidgerken, who is currently on “Training with Industry Assignment” with the Chiefs, will carry an American flag to lead the Chiefs out of the tunnel during pregame introductions.
Finally, US Army Major General Paul Funk will lead the sea of red in the war chant in as the honorary drum leader.
Below is the list of in-game activities and times.
- 11:00a.m. – All players take the field; Watch for fireworks and participate in the War Chant during the first pregame signal
- 11:37a.m. – Watch for the second pregame signal, fireworks and War Chant, signifying there is 25 minutes to kickoff
- 11:47a.m. – Susie and Warpaint enter the field
- 11:48a.m. – KC Wolf enters
- 11:50a.m. – Chiefs Cheerleaders perform
- 11:54a.m. – Chiefs Player Intro video and Chiefs enter the field
- 11:57a.m. – National Anthem performed
- 12:00p.m. – Coin Toss with Coca-Cola Coin Toss Captain
- 12:01p.m. – Drum Ceremony
- 12:02p.m. – GAME TIME!
Big Mac for Sacks
- If the Chiefs record one or more sacks during the game, Big Macs will be buy one, get one free at all Kansas City and St. Joseph area McDonald’s locations on Monday.
- Chiefs Cheerleaders will be selling the 2014 Chiefs Cheerleader Calendar and signing autographs throughout the stadium during the game.
- First quarter in section 307 and later 317; Second quarter in section 108; Third quarter in section 117 and 126; Fourth quarter at the Chiefs Pro Shop in the Chiefs Hall of Honor presented by Time Warner Cable in section 119 and the Chiefs Team Store in section 101.
Bud Light Good Sport Winner
- Fans who are also designated drivers can register for a chance to be this game’s Bud Light Good Sport Winner. You can enter prior to kickoff, in the Ford Fan Experience or inside Arrowhead Stadium in the Chiefs Hall of Honor presented by Time Warner Cable from 10:30a.m. until halftime.
- Winners are selected at random and will receive a Bud Light/Chiefs jacket. The winners will be announced on ArrowVision during the third quarter.
- This game day fundraiser provides fans the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets before and during all Chiefs home games. One lucky fan will go home with half of the net proceeds and the other half of the net proceeds will be donated to X this week.
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