A fan’s guide to Arrowhead Stadium

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City captains are probably hoping this Sunday’s game against the Las Vegas Raiders will be like their last.

It was the only time in about two months when their offense looked normal with a 41-14 loss to longtime AFC West rivals last month.

But the often-rated coach Andy Reid has stuck in a neutral position this season. The Chiefs have topped 22 points only once since mid-October.

“You have to remember, the other team is playing,” Reid said. You don’t do that with air. You have to go out and do it every day.”

The captain (8-4) won five games in a row to take a one-game lead against the Chargers and a two-match lead for the Broncos and Raiders (6-6) as they seek their sixth consecutive AFC West championship. But their winning streak has been fueled by their surprisingly stingy defence, who have held off the last three-quarters of their opponents by less than 10 points.

So how can the Chiefs of Defense shoot back? Reid and quarterback Patrick Mahomes said it was all the basics.

If you’re planning to join the Chiefs vs. Raiders this Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium, make sure you’ve covered all the basics too. Here’s what fans need to know:


If you’re still looking for tickets, there are still plenty of tickets left. You can buy tickets online or on a third-party website like Tickets for Less or SeatGeek.

But be prepared to pay a hefty price. Even the cheapest seats on the third level cost around $150 a ticket on Ticketmaster while those on the lower tier cost $450-500.

All Chiefs games are mobile only. The team encourages fans to add tickets to their mobile wallets for easier gate entry.

Pregame Timeline

The game starts at 12:02 noon on Sunday, so the anglers must be ready for an early morning.

Fans are encouraged to get to Arrowhead early as there’s a lot going on at Arrowhead before the game starts. Give yourself plenty of time to sit back so you don’t miss any of the action on the field.

  • 7:30am – Parking Gate Opens
  • 8 am – Ford Tailgate District opens
  • 9:30am – CommunityAmerica Club Level Gate Opens
  • 10am – All Stadium Gates Open
  • 11 a.m. – Team warm-up begins
  • 11:51 am – Introducing the Raid Team
  • 11:54 am – Introducing the leader
  • 11:57 am – National Anthem
  • 12 o’clock at night – Toss coins
  • 12:02 pm – Warm-up

If noon starts and you’re worried about missing Sunday church service, the Prefects are here to help.

The team organizes a non-denominational Faith and Family Chapel for fans who may miss their normal worship due to noon games. You can find it on the east part of the booth south of Arrowhead Stadium at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

Parking the car

Parking is open morning and early at 7:30 a.m. Sunday.

Fans of the game need to remember that all parking passes must be pre-purchased online. Payment will not be accepted at the parking lot gate.

Regular parking ticket is $45 this season. If you’re bringing a bus or RV, you’ll have to buy another card that costs $100. You’ll be able to access your parking pass on the Chiefs mobile app.

Traffic is often congested near stadiums as fans flock to cheer on the captains. Plan ahead, check traffic conditions, and arrive early.

Gameday forecast

Another windy Chiefs game at Arrowhead Stadium this Sunday. Winds are expected to be 20-30 mph!

In the morning, it will be quite cold, with temperatures around 40s. Remember to take your coat. But for a start, we’ll be entering the low 50s for some good fall football weather.

Into the second half, Kansas City will enter the upper 50s in a fine afternoon. Make sure you don’t miss the amazing sunset on Sunday night.

Go through the gate

All stadium gates open at 10 a.m. Sunday, about two hours before the game begins.

Arrowhead Stadium has a Clear bag policy, and that means fans are only allowed to bring one clear plastic bag, clear one-gallon zip-seal bag or a small clutch bag into the stadium. Backpacks, small bags, wallets and more are not allowed.

Speaking of things not allowed, things like food, weapons, noise machines, laser pointers, and fireworks are prohibited at Arrowhead.

Fans are still allowed to bring water bottles, blankets, umbrellas, signs and sealed flags. See Full list of prohibited and allowed items.

New last season: Team Prohibited American Indian hats or face paint. General face painting is still allowed.

Masks are not required

Now then Kansas City’s Mask Quest Has Expired, masks are no longer required in indoor spaces at Arrowhead Stadium, like pro shops, club level and more.

The captains are still encouraging those who are not fully vaccinated to wear masks at the stadium. The team also said that unvaccinated staff members will be instructed to wear masks.

No cash allowed

The Chiefs went completely cashless last season, and that will continue into the future.

All franchise counters and retail locations do not accept cash. Traditional credit and debit card options are still available, and payments are also accepted with mobile wallets like Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Samsung Pay.

Chief Spirit

Kansas City native rapper and Tech N9ne will draw lively crowds this week on the GEHA Drum Deck. The Strange Music co-founder has sold more than two million albums, but most fans of Chiefs will certainly recognize his hit “Red Kingdom.”

Country artist Kameron Marlowe will bring a taste of Nashville to Arrowhead when he sings the national anthem on Sunday. The Kansas National Guard will show the colors of the nation, followed by a flyover of four T-38s from Vance Air Force Base in Oklahoma.

This week’s Spiritual Leader Tony DiPardo will be Blue Valley Northwest soccer coach Clint Rider, Eric Driskell High School Coach of the Year.

Then, at halftime, fans can watch high school football celebrations for the Missouri State Champion and Kansas High School.

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