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Kansas City Chiefs Preseason Details
The Kansas City Chiefs have prepared for regular seasons since 1960 at various locations in and out of Missouri. The team’s early preseason practices took place at the New Mexico Military Institute and Southern Methodist University in Texas. Chiefs fans were no doubt thrilled by the team’s move to William Jewell College in Missouri from 1963 to 1990. Kansas City moved their training camp to River Falls, Wisconsin, for 18 years before setting up camp at Missouri Western State University in 2010.
The Chiefs welcome fans to most practices during the preseason with a few special events dotting the training camp calendar. Kansas City typically offers an autograph session early in the camp for fans who want to pay $5 to receive autographs from their favorite players. The team also hosts a family day in the middle of camp that includes an autograph session and entertainment for kids. Kansas City often closes its training camps with a military appreciation day to honor military personnel and veterans.
Chiefs fans have flocked to Arrowhead Stadium for home games since 1972. The stadium’s first preseason game was a 24-14 Chiefs victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on August 12, 1972. Arrowhead Stadium has hosted college football games, soccer matches, and concerts throughout its history. Chiefs preseason games are opportunities for fans to try out food offerings like the diablo chicken sandwich and flank steak tacos. The team’s home preseason games feature familiar traditions like the tomahawk chop chant, appearances by mascots KC Wolf and War Paint, and sponsored tailgate events.
The Chiefs developed rivalries with other Midwestern teams when the team held training camp in Wisconsin. Kansas City often plays the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears during the preseason. Chiefs fans also get to relive their former cross-state rivalry with the Rams during frequent preseason matchups against Los Angeles. Kansas City’s preseason schedule often features matchups with the Seattle Seahawks. This rivalry dates back to when the Chiefs and Seahawks were members of the AFC West.
Kansas City’s preseason history features memorable moments starting with the 1960 American Football League preseason. The team played six preseason games in cities from Oakland to Boston and won each game. In 1967, the Chiefs defeated the Bears 66-24 following the team’s Super Bowl loss to the Packers. The winner of Chiefs-Rams preseason games were awarded the Governor’s Cup from 1996 to 2015 with the Rams winning nine of the 15 cup contests.
When do Kansas City Chiefs preseason tickets go on sale?
The Chiefs begin ticket sales for the preseason following the release of their exhibition schedule in April.
How much do Kansas City Chiefs preseason tickets cost?
A Chiefs preseason game is friendly on fan budgets with an average ticket resale price of $23.