Jan 11, 2020 4:28 PM

Important reminders for the Chiefs-Texans game Sunday

Posted Jan 11, 2020 4:28 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs will host the Houston Texans in the Divisional Round of the AFC Playoffs on Sunday in Arrowhead Stadium.

Kickoff is slated for 2:05 p.m. CT.

Fans can find important information and reminders regarding Sunday’s game below.

Chiefs Commence Postseason on Sunday at Arrowhead

The first 50,000 fans to enter Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday will receive a commemorative 60th season Chiefs Kingdom flag, sponsored by Hy-Vee and CommunityAmerica Credit Union. Chiefs Kingdom flags will be distributed at all Arrowhead Stadium gates, while supplies last.

Winner of Season 9 of NBC’s The Voice, Jordan Smith, will perform Sunday’s national anthem, while representatives from the Kansas City, Kansas Fire Department present our nation’s colors.

A full-field American flag will be displayed on the Arrowhead Stadium playing surface during the performance of the national anthem, as 150 Chiefs Season Ticket Members and Chiefs Red Coaters hold the full-field flag. Weather permitting, four F/A-18 Hornets from Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, Va., will perform a flyover at the conclusion of the national anthem.

Throughout the game, select former Chiefs players who were named to the NFL’s 100th Anniversary All-Time team will be recognized on the GEHA Drum Deck.

Traffic Alert: Road Construction Surrounding Arrowhead Stadium

All fans are reminded that MoDOT has commenced a multi-year construction project on sections of I-435 and I-70. Please be advised that there will be detours on game day at the I-435 and I-70 Interchange for travelers on Southbound I-435 toward Arrowhead Stadium. Complete information regarding detours and construction plans can be found at modot.org/node/16145 and modot.org/i-435-and-i-70-interchange.

Parking Gates

Parking lot gates for Sunday’s game open at 9 a.m. Fans are encouraged to plan ahead and purchase passes in advance at chiefs.com/parking. Purchasing parking passes in advance is a more cost-effective method and can help expedite entry into the Arrowhead Stadium parking lots. Parking passes can be accessed via the Chiefs Mobile App on game day. Red Parking passes are $50 when pre-paid online at chiefs.com/parking and $60 cash only at the tollgates.

Stadium Gates

All Arrowhead Stadium gates will open at noon for the 2:05 p.m. kickoff. Gates for guests with tickets to the CommunityAmerica Club Level will open at 11:30 a.m.

Ford Tailgate District

The Ford Tailgate District will continue to be present at all Chiefs home games throughout the 2019 season. Located in Lot M outside of the Founder’s Plaza on the north side of the stadium, the free Ford Tailgate District features drink specials, food trucks, tailgating games and live entertainment leading up to kickoff of all Chiefs home games. The Ford Tailgate District will open at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday in Lot M.

Good Morning Football’s Kay Adams, along with NFL Network analysts Maurice Jones-Drew and Steve Smith Sr., will be present inside of the Ford Tailgate District on Sunday for the network’s NFL Gameday Morning program. The 7-foot-tall Patrick Mahomes bobblehead will also be present inside of the Ford Tailgate District on Sunday, granting fans the opportunity to take a photo with the special playoff figure.

GEHA Drum Deck

New in 2019, the club has introduced an exciting new space to add to the Arrowhead Stadium gameday experience, the GEHA Drum Deck. Located below the west scoreboard in the upper level, the GEHA Drum Deck is a new, permanent site for two gameday traditions – the Drum Honoree and the Tony DiPardo Spirit Leader. Five-time Pro Bowl selection for the Chiefs and former Kansas City LB Tamba Hali will serve as this week’s Drum Honoree and Kansas City native, actor and comedian Eric Stonestreet will be this week’s Tony DiPardo Spirit Leader.

Coach Marty Tuley and the YMCA Chiefs Wildhawks were champions of the local Kansas City YMCA FLAG Championships, punching their ticket to the NFL FLAG National Tournament in Orlando, Fla. The team will be recognized on the GEHA Drum Deck in the second half of Sunday’s game.

Lamar Hunt Legacy Seat

To help celebrate the franchise’s 60th season, the Kansas City Chiefs introduced the Lamar Hunt Legacy Seat at Arrowhead Stadium. For each home game in the 2019 season, the club selects one honoree who embodies the spirit of Lamar Hunt and represents the four pillars of the Chiefs Mission: Win with Character, Unite our Community, Inspire our Fans and Honor Tradition. The two gold seats are located in Section 121 of the lower bowl, symbolically positioned under Lamar Hunt’s name in the team’s Ring of Honor.

This week’s Lamar Hunt Legacy Seat honoree is Tom Kruse, Raymore-Peculiar H.S. Head Football Coach and Activities Director. Kruse, the 2004 and 2005 Chiefs High School Coach of the Year, is set to retire following the 2019-20 school year after 20 years of service to the school district. In his 20 seasons as the Ray-Pec Panthers Head Football Coach, Kruse’s teams accumulated three MSHSAA State Championships, one second-place finish and nine district titles. Kruse and Ray-Pec finished the 2019 season 10-3, winning the Missouri Class 6 District 4 title. Kruse’s dedication and service to the Raymore-Peculiar School District embodies Chiefs Founder Lamar Hunt’s vision of uniting our community. For his contribution, Kruse has been named this week’s Lamar Hunt Legacy Seat honoree.

Hunt Family Foundation 50/50 Raffle

Local youth educational programs will be this week’s Hunt Family Foundation 50/50 Raffle beneficiary. Tickets are three for $5 and 10 for $10, with a special playoff special of 100 tickets for $20.

Fans who are not at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday can also participate in the Hunt Family Foundation 50/50 Raffle by visiting chiefs.com/fans/5050raffle. Online sales are currently live, but fans must be located in the state of Missouri at the time they purchase a ticket online. The winning ticket will be announced during the fourth quarter of the game and winners do not need to be present to win. Raffle tickets will remain on sale through the end of the third quarter. A credit card option is now available at kiosks located inside the stadium. The winner has 30 days to redeem their ticket. The winning ticket will be announced in-stadium and at chiefs.com/fans/5050raffle.

Safety and Security

The NFL’s clear bag policy is in place for all Chiefs games. Fans can visit chiefs.com/stadium/clearbag or nfl.com/allclear for additional information on the clear bag policy and a complete list of permitted and prohibited items. If fans have any issues or need assistance, Fan Experience can be reached at (816) 920-4237 or by e-mail at [email protected]. Beginning four hours prior to kickoff, fans can text “CHIEFS” YOUR LOCATION AND ISSUE to 69050 for assistance.

Tune In

Fans unable to attend Sunday’s game can tune in to KINA (910 AM and 107.5 FM) or 99KG (99.9 FM), the local home of the Chiefs Radio Network, as “Voice of the Chiefs” Mitch Holthus, former Chiefs LS Kendall Gammon and Chiefs Reporter BJ Kissel bring the action. The NFL on CBS crew of Jim Nantz, Tony Romo and Tracy Wolfson will be on the call for Sunday afternoon’s national broadcast. Westwood One’s crew of Kevin Kugler, Trent Green and James Laurinaitis will have a national radio production and Tico Sports will have a Spanish broadcast on La Mega 1160 AM and KPPZ 100.5 FM, featuring Enrique Morales, Oscar Monterroso and Hannah Bassham. Chiefs Reporter BJ Kissel and former Chiefs LB Shawn Barber provide fans with last-minute Chiefs updates on Field Pass. Field Pass streams live on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and the Chiefs Mobile App approximately 45 minutes prior to kickoff of every Chiefs home and away game. After the game, fans can tune in to Chiefs Rewind on all Chiefs social channels to get live postgame reaction, exclusive interviews and live press conferences from outside of the Chiefs locker room.

Timeline for Sunday (All times listed below are p.m. CT, unless otherwise noted)

9 a.m. — Parking Gates Open

9:30 a.m. — Ford Tailgate District Opens

11:30 a.m. — Club Level Gates Open

12 — All Stadium Gates Open

12:30 — Team Warm-Ups Begin

1:54 — Texans Team Intro

1:55 — Chiefs Team Intro

1:58 — National Anthem

2:03 — Coin Toss

2:05 — Opening Kickoff


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Saturday Sports Headlines

Here is the latest Mid-America sports news from The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs could be missing defensive tackle Chris Jones and tight end Travis Kelce when the AFC West champs face the Houston Texans in the divisional round of the AFC playoffs on Sunday. Jones showed up on the injury report Thursday after coach Andy Reid said he had "tweaked his calf" at practice the previous day. Jones did not practice Friday and Reid declined to say whether there was a chance he'll play. Kelce has been limited all week with a knee injury that Reid characterized as "a bruise." He also is questionable.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals and slugging outfielder Jorge Soler agreed to a $7.3 million contract for next season, allowing the sides to avoid salary arbitration Friday and keep things amicable between them as they explore a long-term deal. The contract includes a $50,000 bonus for making the All-Star Game and a $100,000 bonus for winning the Hank Aaron Award, which is voted by fans and the media and given out to the best hitter in each league. Soler hit .265 with a franchise-record 48 homers last season. He also drove in 117 runs.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Joe Wieskamp scored 26 points and Big Ten scoring leader Luka Garza had 21 as Iowa beat No. 12 Maryland 67-49. Garza added 13 rebounds for his 10th double-double of the season. Wieskamp and Garza had 32 of Iowa's 38 first-half points. The Hawkeyes improved to 11-5 overall and 2-3 in the Big Ten. Maryland dropped to 13-3 and 3-2). The Terrapins were held to their second-lowest point total of the season. Jalen Smith scored 13 for the Terrapins. Iowa ended its two-game losing streak while Maryland had its thee-game winning streak snapped. 

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Big 12 is heading into its second week of conference play. A high-profile matchup between third-ranked Kansas and No. 4 Baylor on Saturday could set the stage for the rest of the season. The other big game Saturday features No. 17 West Virginia against Texas Tech. On the women's side, sixth-ranked Baylor is flying high into the weekend after routing No. 1 Connecticut, ending the Huskies' 98-game home winning streak.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Sydney Manning hit a 3-pointer as time ran out to give No. 20 Missouri State a 69-67 victory over Drake. Trailing 65-58 with 2 1/2 minutes to go, the Lady Bears finished the game on a 11-2 run, the first eight points coming on free throws before Manning's shot. Sydney Wilson, trying to split two defenders in the paint, was falling to the floor as she tipped the ball to Manning who swished the winner. Sara Rhine scored 23 points to lead the Bulldogs.


Here are the scores from yesterday's sports events:



Final Washington 111 Atlanta 101

Final New Orleans 123 New York 111

Final Brooklyn 117 Miami 113

Final Indiana 116 Chicago 105

Final Memphis 134 San Antonio 121

Final Utah 109 Charlotte 92

Final Phoenix 98 Orlando 94

Final L.A. Lakers 129 Dallas 114

Final Milwaukee 127 Sacramento 106

Final L.A. Clippers 109 Golden State 100



Final Carolina 3 Arizona 0

Final SO Detroit 3 Ottawa 2

Final OT Pittsburgh 4 Colorado 3



Final (6)Butler 70 Providence 58

Final Iowa 67 (12)Maryland 49





Minnesota at Houston 5 p.m.

Chicago at Detroit 7 p.m.

New Orleans at Boston 7 p.m.

L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City 8 p.m.

Philadelphia at Dallas 8:30 p.m.

Cleveland at Denver 9 p.m.

Milwaukee at Portland 10 p.m.



Vancouver at Buffalo 1 p.m.

Los Angeles at Carolina 7 p.m.

Boston at N-Y Islanders 7 p.m.

Montreal at Ottawa 7 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Philadelphia 7 p.m.

New Jersey at Washington 7 p.m.

N-Y Rangers at St. Louis 8 p.m.

Anaheim at Chicago 8:30 p.m.

Edmonton at Calgary 10 p.m.

Columbus at Vegas 10 p.m.

Dallas at San Jose 10:30 p.m.



Minnesota at San Francisco 4:35 p.m.

Tennessee at Baltimore 8:15 p.m.



(1)Gonzaga at Loyola Marymount 4 p.m.

Wake Forest at (2)Duke 8 p.m.

(4)Baylor at (3)Kansas 1 p.m.

Georgia at (5)Auburn 12 p.m.

Boise St. at (7)San Diego St. 10 p.m.

Arizona St. at (9)Oregon 10:30 p.m.

(11)Ohio St. at Indiana 12 p.m.

(13)Louisville at Notre Dame 2 p.m.

Alabama at (14)Kentucky 12 p.m.

UMass at (15)Dayton 12:30 p.m.

Georgetown at (16)Villanova 12 p.m.

(22)Texas Tech at (17)West Virginia 6 p.m.

Syracuse at (18)Virginia 4 p.m.

Wisconsin at (20)Penn St. 2:15 p.m.