The Washington Commanders will be hosting the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday, Aug 20. This is the first of the two consecutive preseason games held at GEHA Field Arrowhead Stadium. Below you will find important information and reminders about Saturday’s match.
Saturday’s game will mark the 38th annual Chiefs Charity Game. Through the vision of Lamar Hunt, and the Hunt family the Chiefs Charity Game raised more than $15M for local charities that help children in crisis. MOCSA (Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault) will be the beneficiary of the Chiefs Charity Game 2022 for the second consecutive season.
MOCSA is the only rape crisis centre in Kansas City. Since 1975, it has served victims of sexual assault and abuse across all ages and educated the community about sexual violence. MOCSA provides counseling, advocacy and prevention services that allow it to achieve its mission of improving the lives and preventing sexual violence in six bi-state counties.
Lamar Hunt Hunt, founder of the Hunt Family Foundation, and the Hunt family established it in 1983 to support charities in Kansas City. The Hunt Family Foundation works through programming, philanthropy and volunteerism to make a positive impact in the communities we live in. MOCSA will be presented with a check by the Hunt Family Foundation during halftime on Saturday.
Britney Holmes, former American Idol contestant and national recording artist, will sing the national song while the Smith-Cotton High School JROTC will present the colors from Sedalia in Missouri.
Parking lots for Saturday’s game open at 10:30 a.m. All parking passes must be purchased in advance at www.chiefs.com/stadium/parking/ as payments will not be accepted at the parking tollgates. Fans should access all tickets and passes through www.mychiefsaccount.com or the Chiefs Mobile app prior to arrival. Tickets and parking passes can only be accessed via mobile devices. Fans are advised to keep them in their mobile wallets for quick access. Fans can track traffic and construction through the KC Scout camera network at www.kcscout.com/ or can get real-time traffic updates on the WAZE app. Fans are encouraged not to delay and to plan in advance.
Fans who can’t attend Saturday night’s game can tune in to WDAF-106.5 The Wolf, the Home of the Chiefs Radio Network. Mitch Holthus, Danan Hughes (ex-Chiefs WR), and Josh Klingler, the “Voice of the Chiefs”, will be calling the action. Tico Sports will broadcast a Spanish-language broadcast to KPRS Hot 103 JamzHD2 (103.3.2 FM), and KSSA La Ke Buena (105.9 FM), featuring Enrique Morales and Oscar Monterroso, and sideline reporter Hannah Bassham. You can stream both radio broadcasts on the Chiefs Mobile app from within 50 miles of Kansas City. Saturday’s match will be televised both locally on KSHB as well as across the region on Chiefs Preseason Television Network. The call will be delivered by 65 Toss Power Trap Productions’ Ari Wolfe, CBS’s Trent Green and Chiefs.com’s Matt McMullen.
Stadium Gates and Mobile Entrance
All GEHA Field gates in Arrowhead Stadium will be open at 1 p.m., for the 3 p.m. kickoff. The gates for CommunityAmerica Club Level tickets holders will open at 12:30 p.m. For faster entry, guests should access their mobile tickets or parking passes before the event starts and add them to their mobile wallet.
Ford Tailgate District can be found in Lot M on the stadium’s northern side closest to Lancer Lane. This is where all fans can enjoy drink specials as well food trucks and tailgating games, along with live entertainment, before kickoff. Starhaveen Rounders will perform at the Ford Tailgate District, which will be open at 11 AM on Saturday.
The Chiefs introduced the GEHA Deck in 2019 as the home for two gameday traditions – the Drum Honoree and the Tony DiPardo Spirit Leader. MOCSA Board Member Monica Gray will be this week’s Drum Honee, while Jenn Toro (a MOCSA volunteer, survivor) will be the game’s Tony DiPardo Spiritual Leader.
To help celebrate the franchise’s 60th season in 2019, the Kansas City Chiefs introduced the Lamar Hunt Legacy seat at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Each home game, the club honors a Season-Ticket Member with this special recognition. Two gold seats in Section 121 of lower bowl are symbolically placed under Lamar Hunt’s names in the team’s Ring of Honor.
Lori Ross is this week’s Lamar Hunt Legacy Seat honoree. Ross and her family are Season Ticket members for over 11 years. FosterAdopt Connect is her bi-state non-profit that works to end the cycle of neglect and generational abuse by providing foster/adoptive children with their families. Lori and Randy, their husband, have fostered over 400 children and adopted 23 of them. They also have five daughters by adoption.
Hunt Family Foundation 50/50 raffle
MOCSA, Chiefs Charity Game partner, will be this week’s 50/50 raffle beneficiary. Tickets are available at 10/10, 60/20 and 150 tickets for $40.
Fans who are not at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on Saturday can also participate in the Hunt Family Foundation 50/50 Raffle by visiting www.chiefs.com/fans/5050raffle. Online sales are available at this time. Fans must be in Kansas and Missouri when they purchase tickets online. Tickets for the in-person raffle will be available until the end of quarter 3. The fourth quarter will see the winner announced in-stadium. It will also be posted online. The only forms of payment that 50/50 Raffle sellers accept are credit and debit cards.
All retail points of sale and concession stands are cashless. Fixed points of sale not only offer traditional scan and chip reader options to credit/debit card cards but also mobile tap or scan payment options such as Chiefs Pay (Apple Pay), Google Pay (Google Pay) and Samsung Pay. Vendors and hawkers at the in-stadium are only available for credit cards.
Clear bag policy for all NFL events is in effect at GEHA Field, Arrowhead Stadium. Fans can visit www.chiefs.com/stadium/clearbag for important information on the clear bag policy and a complete list of permitted and prohibited items. To speed up their entry, the clear bag policy has been in effect. However, guests are advised to not bring a bag into the stadium. Fans can visit www.chiefs.com/stadium/prohibitedpermitteditems for a complete list of permitted and prohibited items.
This season, guests will have a smoother entry with the CEIA Open Gate security screening system at all stadium entrance gates. Guests should ensure that they have all their belongings in their pockets or bags at all times as they enter the stadium. They must also follow the instructions of security personnel. Fans are encouraged to keep moving forward at a normal pace through the screening doors.
If guests have questions or need assistance, including with accessible services, they can contact Fan Experience at (816) 920-4237 or by email at [email protected] Starting at 10 a.m., guests can text Fan Experience (816) 922-4237 to report their location and any issues.
Timeline for Chiefs Vs. Commandants on Saturday, August 20
10:30 a.m. – Parking Gates Open
11:00 a.m. – Ford Tailgate District Opens
12:30 p.m. – CommunityAmerica Club Level Gates Open
1:00 p.m. – All GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium Gates Open
2:00 p.m. – Team Warm-Ups Begin
2:57 p.m. – Commanders Team Introduction
2:59 p.m. – Chiefs Team Introduction
3:00 p.m. – National Anthem
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