The Chiefs equipment truck pulled out of Arrowhead Stadium Tuesday, and everything but the players themselves got loaded up on a truck. (Alan Shope/KCTV5)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -
It is the first official day of the Kansas City Chiefs football season - sort of.
The Chiefs equipment truck pulled out of Arrowhead Stadium Tuesday, and everything but the players themselves got loaded up on a truck.
Crews have been packing their stuff for weeks, and started loading it up on the truck, hitting the road for St. Joe.
It is equipment manager Allen Wright's 31st training camp with the team.
Wright and his team of workers had a huge job making sure to get every piece of equipment loaded up and moved. This included about 1,600 pairs of cleats, more than 1,000 towels and even 300 footballs.
There are 90 players that all need equipment and about another 90 team personal that need to be taken care of at camp as well.
As of Tuesday, vacation is over for Wright and his crew, who will now be working seven days a week until football season is over.
Wright said maybe the biggest part of his job is adjusting to a new head coach and making sure the equipment is set the way Andy Reid wants it.
Wright adds that his crew takes pride in knowing they are the "vision" of the beginning of football season.
"There is a lot of pride knowing you're going up there preparing for something that most of the city is really excited about," Wright said. "We take a lot of pride in that, as a group. To say we don't enjoy it would be a lie."
In all, four large semi trucks went to St. Joseph along with four more smaller box trucks, all to just turn around and bring it back home in 29 days.
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