Posted Aug 21, 2010


The Kansas City Chiefs announced that over 60,000 fans attended 2010 Chiefs Training Camp at Missouri Western State University. The average crowd for each outdoor practice was approximately 2,500 fans. Chiefs fans set a Spratt Stadium record as a crowd of 10,721 filled the facility for Family Fun Day on August 7th.


“On behalf of the Hunt family and the entire Chiefs organization, we appreciate the tremendous support that our fans provided during training camp stay in St. Joseph,” Chiefs President Denny Thum said. “We would like to thank Dr. Robert Vartabedian and the many individuals from Missouri Western State University who worked so diligently to make training camp a success. We could not have envisioned a more positive environment for our football team and our fans.”

Missouri Western Athletic Director Dave Williams is already looking forward to the return of the Chiefs for training camp in St. Joseph next season.

“Training camp was truly positive experience for Chiefs fans and for Missouri Western State University,” Williams said. “We received tremendous feedback from the Chiefs, and we already have a number of ideas on how we can work together to make the training camp experience even better for the Chiefs and their fans in 2011.”

In addition to daily autographs after practice, a series of other family-friendly events and activities throughout camp allowed fans to connect with their favorite players and coaches. The Chiefs also enjoyed the benefits of using first-class facilities such as the Griffon Indoor Complex and new practice fields, areas that will benefit Missouri Western State University and the St. Joseph community for years to come.

Missouri Western State University serves as fifth training camp site in the 51-year history of the Chiefs franchise. Chiefs training camp returned to the Show-Me State for the first time in 20 years in 2010, further strengthening the franchise’s commitment to the state of Missouri and Chiefs fans in Mid-America.