Buy parking passes early.
That’s the Chiefs’ clear message to fans now that the team has raised the price of cash parking on game day to $60. Cash parking cost $40 last season.
Purchasing parking in advance will be $35 on a single-game basis or $30 per game if you purchase the 10-game season package. Those spaces are for the Arrowhead Stadium red zones.
Other parking prices for 2017:
▪ $500 for season gold parking, closer to the stadium.
▪ $600 for season platinum parking for suite members.
▪ $700 for season bus/RV parking.
About 78 percent of vehicles entering the Truman Sports Complex bought prepaid passes during the 2016 regular season, according to the Chiefs, a figure that jumped to 90 percent for the playoff game against the Steelers.
In 2014, the Chiefs adopted the advance parking pass price structure, charging fans $27 to buy early and $30 cash at the gate.
The prices increased in 2016 to $30 in advance and $40 at the gate.
Remember the good old days of 2003? Toll booth parking was $18.
The Chiefs also announced that traffic that arrives from eastbound Interstate 70 and exits at Blue Ridge Cutoff will be directed past Gate 2 and into Gates 3 and 4. Gate 2 will only be used if necessary.
More Chiefs parking information can be found at chiefs.com/parking.