Guide to the 2016 Chiefs home opener

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 27: Tyreek Hill #81 of the Kansas City Chiefs leaps over teammate Travis Kelce #87 during a preseason game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on August 27, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL – AUGUST 27: Tyreek Hill #81 of the Kansas City Chiefs leaps over teammate Travis Kelce #87 during a preseason game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on August 27, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The 2016 football season gets underway for the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, Sept. 11 at Arrowhead Stadium, and if you plan to head out to the game there are a few things you will want to note.

The Chiefs will take on the San Diego Chargers. Kickoff is at noon. The Chargers are coming off of a 4-12 season. During their last matchup in December, the Chiefs won 10-3.

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Parking lot gates are set to open at 7:30 a.m., and stadium gates are set to open at 10:30 a.m. North and Tower gate times for premium areas including Scout Investments Club Level, Suites,  Founder’s Club, and Penthouse are set to open 9:30 a.m.

Single-game parking is be $30 if you pre-pay. Parking at the gates will cost $40. It will cost $70 to park an RV or a bus. Accessible parking is available in the front of Lots B C, D, F, G, H and M and is available to guests with a registered state issued license plate or hang tag. Courtesy Carts are available for anyone who is in need of this service. Guests may visit one of the Courtesy Cart designated pick-up locations or call Chiefs Fan Experience at 816.920.4237.

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Fans are encouraged to eave early and give yourself plenty of time to get to seats so they don’t miss any of the action on the field. Traffic will flow in a counter-clockwise direction. Gate entry and parking pass determines parking lot.

Matt Stewart demonstrates the clear bag policy that Arrowhead Stadium will be implementing during the 2016 season.

Matt Stewart demonstrates the clear bag policy that Arrowhead Stadium will be implementing during the 2016 season.

Arrowhead will also be implementing the “clear bag policy” in an effort to get fans through security faster. Women are allowed to bring a small clutch purse, but other belongings must be placed in a one gallon Ziploc bag. The small clutch bags are not to exceed 4.5” x 6.5”.  Exceptions will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at either Tower Gate, Founder’s Plaza Gate or Spiral gates D and F.

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Binoculars, blankets, banners and signs are all allowed. Bells and other noise makers though are not allowed inside the stadium. Professional cameras are also prohibited.

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The home opener will also be on the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. In addition to remembering all those who were lost on that day and in the resulting conflicts in the years following the attacks, the Chiefs will recognize all first responders who serve the communities we call home.

Also, f you’re out at Arrowhead be sure to check out some of the newest items on the menu.

  • Linebacker Burger: Chili cheeseburger with cheddar, green onions with the KC arrowhead logo grilled on the bun.
  • BLT Mac & Cheese: Bacon, tomatoes and sautéed leeks on top of a three cheese macaroni
  • Chocolate Bacon Blitz Pizza: Peanut butter, chocolate fudge, Reese’s peanut butter cups and bacon made in a brick oven on pizza crust.
  • Sweet & Spicy Dog: Hot dog topped with pineapple relish, cilantro slaw and Sriracha kettle corn.
  • Pork Belly Slider: Slow-smoked pork belly with red wine surah barbeque sauce and quick pickle cucumber on grilled New England Bun.
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