The Kansas City Chiefs will host the Tennessee Titans as the first round of the AFC playoffs get underway on Saturday.
Kickoff is scheduled for 3:35 p.m.
Kansas City hasn't won a home playoff game in nearly a quarter century, a maddening drought that the team will look to end on Saturday.
Here is what fans need to know if they plan to attend Saturday’s AFC Wild Card game.
Due to the expected attendance, fans are encouraged to arrive to the Truman Sports Complex as early as possible.
Parking lot gates will open at 10:30 a.m.
Fans are encouraged to purchase their parking passes in advance to decrease the time spent at parking tollgates and help expedite the parking process for all gameday visitors.
Parking passes can be purchased in advance for $40 at the Chiefs Ticket Office or online.
Cash parking at the tollgate on gameday will be $60.
All Arrowhead Stadium gates will open at 1:30 p.m.
Gates for guests with tickets on the Scout Investments Club Level will open at 1 p.m.
Chiefs President Mark Donovan says the game will be crowded and is going to be exciting.
Donovan is urging fans to get into the stadium 15 minutes earlier than they normally would, saying he wants it loud when the Chiefs rush onto the field.
Tickets for the AFC Wild Card game are currently on sale and can be purchased online.
The cheapest tickets are currently $55 in the upper deck, with lower lever tickets nearing $225.
All single-game tickets purchased are mobile-entry only.
Season Ticket Memberships for 2018 are available now and include access to AFC Wild Card tickets at Season Ticket Member rates.
Temperatures will still be cold on Saturday but are expected to improve, with highs in the upper 20s and low 30s.
SAFETY AND SECURITY
The NFL’s clear bag policy is in place for all Chiefs games.
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 five hours prior to kickoff, fans can text “CHIEFS” YOUR LOCATION AND ISSUE to 69050 for assistance.
PLAYOFF RALLY TOWEL GIVEAWAY
To celebrate a second-consecutive AFC West title and another home playoff game, Hy-Vee, the presenting partner of the Chiefs Playoffs, will be giving away a rally towel to all fans as they enter the Arrowhead Stadium gates.
NATIONAL ANTHEM, COLOR GUARD AND FLYOVER
Platinum recording artist Clay Walker will perform Saturday’s national anthem.
The Color Guard will be from the Fort Leonard Wood Non-Commissioned Officers Academy.
There will be a B-2 flyover from 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, weather permitting.
PROTECT YOUR PURCHASES
The Kansas City Chiefs and Arrowhead Stadium staff are advising fans to be aware of counterfeit and other fraudulent tickets and parking passes.
All fans are encouraged to purchase tickets and parking passes directly from the team or from the NFL Ticket Exchange and are advised to avoid purchasing pre-printed tickets and passes because of the possibility of counterfeiting.
FORD FAN EXPERIENCE
The Ford Fan Experience, located on the Founder’s Plaza on the north side of Arrowhead Stadium, will open at 11:30 a.m.
The event will feature a DJ, face-painting, a field goal kicking inflatable, a Play 60 station and Chiefs-themed tailgate games.
HUNT FAMILY FOUNDATION 50/50 RAFFLE
Saturday’s 50/50 Raffle will benefit the Hunt Family Foundation, going to support youth education programs for local students in underserved communities.
Throughout the course of the season, the Hunt Family Foundation 50/50 Raffle has raised more than $640,000, with half of that total going to local charities and the other half going to winning ticketholders.
The 50/50 Raffle features a special offer for fans purchasing raffle tickets during any of the club’s playoff contests. With prices set at three tickets for $5 and 10 tickets for $10, the playoff special is a 100-ticket deal for only $20.
Fans that are unable to attend Saturday’s game at Arrowhead Stadium can tune into the game on ESPN where play-by-play commentator Sean McDonough, color analyst Jon Gruden and sideline reporters Lisa Salters and Adam Schefter will be on the broadcast. Locally, the game will also be simulcast on KMBC.
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 Saturday’s game in Spanish on KCTO 1160 AM/100.5 FM with Enrique Morales, Oscar Monterroso and Leo Prieto calling the action. Both the English and Spanish radio broadcasts can also be found within a 100-mile radius of Arrowhead Stadium on the Chiefs Mobile app, which is free to download in your phone’s app market.
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