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Heartland Health Training Camp Frequently Asked Questions for Public

Posted Jul 23, 2012

All you need to know before coming to camp


Training Camp General Information

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 at www.kcchiefs.com  for updates.  You can also find up-to-date information on practice changes by following the Chiefs on Twitter or Facebook.

Where can the public park for Training Camp practices?

Parking on campus will be available in Lot H. Fans will be charged $5 per day to park. There are no free parking spaces on-campus. Handicapped accessible parking is available in lot H. Handicapped parking behind Baker Family Fitness Center is more convenient for guests requiring a level entrance. Parking for buses and RV’s has been set aside in Lot H at a rate of $15 per vehicle.

Can the public 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 map for location.

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

Are there restrooms on site?

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

Will there be concessions?

Hamburgers, soft drinks and water are among items available.  Beer is also sold but may not be carried outside the beer tent.  Please see map for location.

Where can the public buy Chiefs tickets?

The Chiefs sales team will be located inside the Team Store at the entry point to Training Camp. They can answer any ticketing questions. Fans can also visit KCChiefs.com.

Where can the public 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 inside 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 map for location.

Lost Kids

Lost children will be escorted to the Information Booth.  Please see map for location.

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

Yes, all practices are open to the public however team walkthroughs will be closed to the public. Additionally, all practices are free with the exception of Family Fun Day on August 4th and the practices with the Arizona Cardinals on August 7 & 8. For those Special Events, admission is $5 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 sign along the south fence line of the practice fields. 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.

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


Can the public bring pets to training camp?

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

Can the public 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 the public arrive for practice?

Training Camp gates will open 1 hour prior to the posted start of practice and will close 30 minutes after practice.

The only exceptions are for the night practice on July 31st and Family Fun Day on August 4th. For these in-stadium events, gates will open 2 hours prior to 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
  • Shaded bleachers
  • Misting tent


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 EMTs. 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 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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