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ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — After last year’s closed practices due to COVID-19, season ticket holders joined the fun at the Kansas City Chiefs training camp once again Wednesday.

“It was a long two years without some football in person, so I’m so excited to be here today,” one fan told FOX4.

“We’ve had season tickets since 1982, and it’s our first time in St. Joe,” another season ticket member said.

Camp will be open to the general public on Thursday, but things will look different than years past.

For those wanting to attend training camp this year, attendance will be limited and tickets will be required. While most practices are free, a ticket for each person is required. Tickets must be reserved online through the Chiefs website

A big change this year that’s sure to disappoint many Chiefs fans: There will be no autographs, meet-and-greet sessions or photos with the players.

“I was just looking to get (something) signed by Patrick Mahomes or Tyreek Hill,” a young Chiefs fan said.

But instead Chiefs Kingdom got to see their favorite players practice in the heat.

Coach Andy Reid and Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt said it’s OK to practice in Kansas City like they did last year, but there’s something special about spending three weeks together in St. Joseph.

“You can obviously get the work in just as easily in Kansas City as you can here, but you can’t replace spending three weeks in a dormitory, eating all your meals together,” Hunt said. “That’s really valuable for bringing a team together.”

Hear more from Reid and Hunt, who spoke after Wednesday’s practice, in the video players below.