The Kansas City Chiefs will host the Cincinnati Bengals on NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” at 7:20 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21. Under the primetime lights, the Chiefs will wear their “red-on-red” jersey and pants combination for the first time this season. Fans can find important information and reminders about Sunday’s game below.
As part the NFL’s “Play Football” initiative to celebrate youth and high-school football, partnering with Midwest Dairy, Fuel Up to Play 60 youth will line the spirit tunnel during Chiefs player introductions. Additionally, the Mill Valley Jaguars (Shawnee, Kansas) will be on the field pregame to watch the teams warm up. In addition to the youth players in attendance, “Play Football” branding will appear on the field, goalposts, banners and various other locations throughout Arrowhead.
“Play Football” is a year-round initiative celebrating youth and high school football. The initiative aims to shape football experiences for flag and tackle participants, highlight coaches and ambassadors who promote values of football participation, and connect the football community through positive messages and experiences.
Make your game plan by visiting www.chiefs.com/parking. Parking lot gates for Sunday’s game open at 2:30 p.m. Fans are encouraged to purchase their parking passes in advance to save money and help expedite the parking process for all gameday visitors. All single-event parking passes are mobile entry and should be added to fans’ mobile wallet and ready to scan at the parking tollgates.
Parking passes can be purchased in advance for $35 online at www.chiefs.com/parking. Cash parking at the tollgate on gameday will be $60.
All Arrowhead Stadium gates will open at 5:30 p.m. for the 7:20 p.m. kickoff. Gates for guests with tickets on the Scout Investments Club Level will be open at 5 p.m. Those fans with mobile tickets should have their tickets added to their mobile wallet and ready to scan when they reach the stadium gates to expedite entry.
Hunt Family Foundation 50/50 Raffle
The beneficiary of this week’s Hunt Family Foundation 50/50 Raffle is the Guadalupe Centers. The mission of the Guadalupe Centers is to improve the quality of life for individuals in the Latino communities of Greater Kansas City by providing education, access to health and social services, promoting cultural enrichment events and sponsoring social activities that engage the diverse Latino communities. Prices are set at three tickets for $5, 10 tickets for $10 and the “Primetime Special” offer of 100 tickets for only $20. For more information on the Guadalupe Centers or the Hunt Family Foundation 50/50 Raffle, please visit www.guadalupecenters.org and www.chiefs.com/5050-raffle.html.
Ford Tailgate District
The free Ford Tailgate District will be open to all fans for game days this fall. This party area, located in Lot M near the Founder’s Plaza on the north side of the stadium, will feature free entry to all ages, drink specials, food trucks and live entertainment throughout pregame. The Ford Tailgate District will open at 3 p.m. and will remain open until kickoff.
Special for NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” at Arrowhead, the “Sunday Night Football” Bus will be open to fans at the Ford Tailgate District. Features on board the bus include a Carrie Underwood SNF Open experience, a selfie-mirror presented by @OnHerTurf – a partnership between Refinery29 and NBC Sports, and an area showcasing SNF’s new initiative with Boys & Girls Clubs of America. In addition, fan favorites returning to the bus include a life-size player wall, the official Player of the Game Ball signed at the end of every SNF matchup and the replica of the “Football Night In America” desk.
STM Kickoff Countdown Tent
New to the 2018 regular season, the STM Kickoff Countdown hospitality tent is an exclusive area for Season Ticket Members on gameday. Open from 5:30 p.m. to kickoff, this ticketed event space offers Season Ticket Members complimentary hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks. Located between Gate G and Hy-Vee Gate on Plaza Level, the tent also features a DJ, photobooth, KC Wolf and Chiefs Cheerleaders, plus a STM-branded koozie giveaway. To secure STM Kickoff Countdown tickets, Season Ticket Members may visit their STM account at www.ChiefsKingdomRewards.com or through the Chiefs Mobile App.
Safety and Security
The NFL’s clear bag policy is in place for all Chiefs games. Fans can visit www.nfl.com/allclear or www.chiefs.com/arrowhead/clearbagpolicy.html for important information on the clear bag policy and a complete list of permitted and prohibited items. If fans have questions or need assistance, they can contact Fan Experience at (816) 920-4237 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Beginning four hours prior to kickoff, fans can text “CHIEFS” <SPACE> YOUR LOCATION AND ISSUE to 69050 for assistance.
Republic Records recording artist and Season 9 winner of The Voice Jordan Smith will perform Sunday’s national anthem. The flag will be presented by the Liberty Fire Department Honor Guard.
At halftime, 250 Junior Chiefs Cheerleaders from throughout Chiefs Kingdom will perform alongside the 2018 Chiefs Cheerleaders under the direction of Chiefs Cheer Director Stephanie Judah.
Fans that are unable to attend Sunday’s game at Arrowhead Stadium can tune in to the game on KSHB (NBC) locally where Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya will be on the broadcast.
The game will also air on KCFX 101 the Fox, home of the Chiefs Radio Network, where “Voice of the Chiefs” Mitch Holthus, former Chiefs longsnapper Kendall Gammon and sideline reporter Dani Welniak will have the call. Tico Sports will also broadcast Sunday’s game in Spanish on KCTO 1160 AM/100.5 FM with Enrique Morales, Oscar Monterroso and Leo Prieto calling the action. Chiefs fans can tune into the club’s official pregame show, Hy-Vee Chiefs Insider, on KCTV5 (CBS) at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday.
Fans at Arrowhead Stadium and at home can check in with team reporter BJ Kissel for last minute updates prior to the game with Field Pass presented by Microsoft Surface. The 15-minute Facebook Live special broadcast begins approximately 30 minutes prior to kickoff of every home and away game.
Pregame Timeline (all times p.m.)
- 2:30—Parking Lots Open
- 3:00—Ford Tailgate District Opens
- 5:00—Scout Investments Club Level Gates Open
- 5:30—All Stadium Gates Open
- 5:50—Players Take the Field; Warm-Ups Begin
- 7:13—Chiefs Player Introductions with Pyrotechnics
- 7:17—National Anthem
- 7:20—Coin Toss
- 7:21—Drum Ceremony: Kansas City Royals Outfielder Alex Gordon