KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Chiefs.com) – The Kansas City Chiefs will host the Cleveland Browns on Saturday, August 26 in the club’s only preseason home game at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Fans can find important information and reminders regarding Saturday’s game below.
Chiefs Charity Game
Saturday’s game will mark the 39th annual Chiefs Charity Game. Since its inception in 1985, and through the vision of Lamar Hunt and the Hunt family, the Chiefs Charity Game has raised more than $15.5 million for local charities that support those in need. The 2023 Chiefs Charity Game marks the third year with MOCSA (Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault) as the game’s beneficiary. Over the past two years, the Chiefs Charity Game has raised more than $900,000 to help hire additional prevention specialists and coordinators, as well as increase education and prevention work in schools.
Since 1975, MOCSA has been the only rape crisis center in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area, serving victims of sexual abuse and assault across the lifespan, and educating the community about sexual violence. MOCSA’s counseling, advocacy, education and prevention services allow the agency to fulfill its mission to improve the lives of those impacted by sexual abuse and sexual assault, and to prevent sexual violence in a six-county, bi-state service area.
The Hunt family and team Founder Lamar Hunt established the Hunt Family Foundation in 1983 to support charitable agencies in the greater Kansas City community. The Hunt Family Foundation is committed to making a positive impact on those in need in the communities where we live and work through philanthropy, programming and volunteerism. The Hunt Family Foundation will present a check at halftime of Saturday’s game to MOCSA.
Leavenworth High School senior and contestant on season 22 of NBC’s “The Voice” Daysia Reneau will sing the national anthem while the Clinton High School JROTC will present the colors.
Saturday’s forecast currently calls for temperatures in the high-80s. Guests are permitted to enter the stadium with one factory-sealed water bottle, 20 ounces or less, if they choose. Water fountains are located throughout the concourses of GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium.
Parking and Traffic
Parking lots for Saturday’s game open at 7:30 a.m. We encourage all fans to purchase parking passes in advance at www.chiefs.com/stadium/parking/ to make the process as smooth as possible for all fans. Fans should access all tickets and passes through www.mychiefsaccount.com or the Chiefs Mobile app prior to arrival. Tickets and parking passes are mobile only and fans are encouraged to save to their mobile wallet for easy 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 to plan and arrive early. Guests using rideshare services may drop-off and pick-up at the Missouri Welcome Center located between Gates 1 and 2 on Blue Ridge Cutoff. Fans can find additional information and view an interactive parking map by visiting www.chiefs.com/map.
Fans who are unable to attend Saturday’s game can tune in to WDAF-FM (106.5 The Wolf), the Home of the Chiefs Radio Network, as “Voice of the Chiefs” Mitch Holthus, former Chiefs WR Danan Hughes and sideline reporter Josh Klingler call the action. Tico Sports will produce a Spanish-language broadcast available on the Audacy app (“Chiefs en Espanol”) within the Kansas City market and on KSSA La Ke Buena (105.9 FM) in Garden City, Kansas as well as KSMM 1770 AM in Liberal, Kansas featuring Oscar Monterroso, Hannah Bassham and sideline reporter Adan Manzano. Both radio broadcasts are also available to stream on the Chiefs Mobile app within a 50-mile radius of the Kansas City metro area. Saturday’s game will be televised locally on KSHB, as well as throughout the region on the Chiefs Preseason Television Network. Produced by 65 Toss Power Trap Productions, NFL Network’s Ari Wolfe, CBS’s Trent Green, NFL Network’s Kimmi Chex and Chiefs.com’s Matt McMullen will deliver the call.
Stadium Gates and Mobile Entry
All GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium gates will open at 10 a.m. for the noon kickoff. Gates for guests with tickets on the CommunityAmerica Club Level will open at 9:30 a.m. Guests are reminded to access their mobile tickets and parking passes in advance of the event and add them to their mobile wallet for expedited entry.
Ford Tailgate District
The Ford Tailgate District, located in Lot M on the north side of the stadium closest to Lancer Lane, is a free space for all fans to enjoy drinks, food trucks, tailgating games and live entertainment leading up to kickoff. The Ford Tailgate District will open at 8 a.m. on Saturday and will feature a family friendly DJ and other family friendly activities.
The Chiefs introduced the GEHA Deck in 2019 as the home for two gameday traditions – the Drum Honoree and the Tony DiPardo Spirit Leader. Regina Taylor and Otis Taylor Jr, the wife and son of former Chiefs Wide Receiver Otis Taylor who passed away this past March will serve as this week’s Drum Honorees. The Tony DiPardo Spirit Leader will be Executive Director of Westside Community Action Network Jorge Coromac.
Lamar Hunt Legacy Seat
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. For each home game, the club selects a Season Ticket Member to honor with this special recognition. The two gold seats are located in Section 121 of the lower bowl, symbolically positioned under Lamar Hunt’s name in the team’s Ring of Honor.
This week’s Lamar Hunt Legacy Seat honoree is Melba Curls. A Kansas City native and lifelong Chiefs fan, Curls has received numerous awards and honors for her public service including the 2004 Legislator of the Year Award and the Community Service Award from the United States Community Action Agency.
Hunt Family Foundation 50/50 Raffle
This week’s 50/50 Raffle beneficiary is MOCSA. Raffle tickets are priced at 10 for $10, 60 for $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 currently live, but fans must be located in the states of Missouri or Kansas at the time they purchase a ticket online. In-person raffle tickets will remain on sale through the end of the third quarter. The winning ticket will be announced in-stadium and posted online during the fourth quarter of the game and winners do not need to be present to win. Credit and debit cards will be the only form of payment accepted by 50/50 Raffle sellers.
All concession stands and retail points of sale are completely cashless. In addition to traditional scan and chip reader options for credit/debit cards, all fixed points of sale offer mobile tap or scan payment options, including Chiefs Pay, Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay. In-stadium hawkers and vendors are credit card only.
Safety and Security
The NFL’s clear bag policy is in place for all events at GEHA Field at 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. Although the clear bag policy is in place, guests are encouraged to avoid bringing a bag into the stadium, if at all possible, to expedite their entry process. Fans can visit www.chiefs.com/stadium/prohibitedpermitteditems for a complete list of permitted and prohibited items.
Guests will experience a more seamless entry through the CEIA OPENGATE security screening technology at all stadium entry gates this season. As guests approach the stadium, they should keep items in their pockets and/or clear bags as they pass through the new advanced screening devices while following the direction of security personnel. All fans should keep moving through the screening gates at a normal pace, as there is no need to wait for the person in front or to stop unless otherwise directed.
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]. Beginning at 7:30 a.m. on event day, guests can also text (816) 920-4237 with location and issue.
Timeline for Chiefs vs. Browns on Saturday, August 26
- 7:30 a.m. – Parking Gates Open
- 8:00 a.m. – Ford Tailgate District Opens
- 9:30 a.m. – CommunityAmerica Club Level Gates Open
- 10:00 p.m. – All GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium Gates Open
- 11:00 a.m. – Team Warm-Ups Begin
- 11:57 a.m. – Browns Team Introduction
- 11:59 a.m. – Chiefs Team Introduction
- 12:01 p.m. – National Anthem
- 12:03 p.m. – Coin Toss
- 12:05 p.m. – Kickoff