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Chiefs announce when parking lot and gates will open for Saturday’s playoff game

American flag fills Arrowhead Stadium field for National Anthem

First responders held a field-sized American flag for the playing of the National Anthem before the start of the Kansas City Chiefs home opener against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017.
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First responders held a field-sized American flag for the playing of the National Anthem before the start of the Kansas City Chiefs home opener against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017.

With snow in the forecast for Saturday, it might not be a bad idea for fans to leave for Arrowhead Stadium a little earlier than planned.

The Chiefs’ AFC divisional playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts kicks off at 3:35 p.m., and the team has released information for fans heading to game.

Parking: Gates at the Truman Sports Complex open at 10:30 a.m. and, as usual, the team hopes fans will buy parking passes in advance at www.chiefs.com/parking. The cost is $40. Fans at the tollgate without the passes on Saturday will pay $60 in cash. From the Chiefs: “All single-event parking passes are mobile entry and should be added to fans’ mobile wallet and ready to scan at the parking tollgates.”

Stadium gates: Gates to the Scout Investments Club Level will open at 1 p.m. The rest of the gates will open at 1:30 p.m. Again, from the Chiefs: “Fans with mobile tickets should have their tickets added to their mobile wallet and ready to scan when they reach the stadium gates to expedite entry.” The NFL’s clear bag policy remains the same (for more information, visit www.nfl.com/allclear).

Timing of events after gates open:

  • 2 p.m.: Players will take the field for warmups
  • 3:26 p.m.: Chiefs player introductions
  • 3:30 p.m.: he Liberty Fire Department Honor Guard will present the flag, and the national anthem will be sung by Retired Navy Petty Officer First Class Generald Wilson. He has performed the anthem at Chiefs and Royals games in the past.
  • 3:31 p.m.: The flyover will be a 509th Bomb Wing B2 Bomber from Whiteman Air Force Base.
  • 3:32 p.m.: Coin Toss
  • 3:34 p.m.: Former Chiefs offensive lineman Will Shields will lead the drum ceremony.
  • 3:35 p.m.: Kickoff
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