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Cool weather convincing many fans to attend Chiefs training camp

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ST. JOSEPH, MO (KCTV) -

The Kansas City Chiefs have already completed five full practices in St. Joseph, and to this point, the weather has been "fan"tastic.

The stands were full again as huge crowds gathered Monday morning at Missouri Western State University.

The weather is convincing many fans to make the trip north.

"We came up here because it is this nice," Chiefs fan Amy McHearon said.

The stands hold just over 2,400 spectators. Cool morning temperatures in the mid-60s are keeping fans cool and excited for practice.

"It's a little chilly. Wish I had brought a jacket this morning," Todd Claytor said.

For Chiefs fans like Herb Green, weather plays a big part in attending.

"When it is too hot, you don't want to be out here standing around sweating. It is good to come in the mornings," he said.

For medical crews working the stands, the expected cooler week is welcoming news. They say fans can heat up quickly when it is hot, but days like Monday are enjoyable to fans and workers.

"When it is cooler, it makes our job a lot easier because dehydration and heat-related injuries really go down when we have weather such as today. It has made our lives as medical providers much easier," said Wally Patrick with Mosaic Life Care.

Despite the cool weather, the players are staying hydrated. The team has more than a dozen people supplying water after each play.

"You can't ask for anything better than this. I was in Houston last year, and it was hot, muggy. It was about 90 degrees at 8 a.m.," linebacker Joe Mayes said.

And while the action on the field was heating up, the stands were not, and that was welcomed by those in red.

"It's July 30th, whatever ... and it is 70 degrees. Love it," Chiefs fan Terry McHearon said.

And with cool temperatures expected all week, a near record fan turnout is expected as well.

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