Heading to Arrowhead for a Chiefs preseason game? Here’s your fan guide before you go

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The NFL preseason is underway and the Kansas City Chiefs are in the middle of warming up their roster to prepare for the regular season.

The preseason offers you the perfect opportunity to see the team’s stars in action, while also giving you a preview of upcoming talent that may be difference makers as the Chiefs set their sights on their Super Bowl aspirations.

Players like Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce, Chris Jones or Justin Reid won’t play the entire game to reduce their risk of injury. You’ll see backups who won’t get much playing time during the regular season or rookies trying to prove that they belong on the team.

Preseason games don’t count towards the rankings, but it’s used to get the players back to game speed after having some time off.

Training camp is coming to end and these upcoming preseason games against the Washington Commanders on Saturday and the Green Bay Packers on Aug. 25 are your last chance to see them play before Sept. 11’s regular-season opener against the Arizona Cardinals.

If you’re interested in heading out to Arrowhead Stadium for the preseason, this is what you need to know.

WHERE DO I GET TICKETS?

You’ll get tickets on the official Chiefs website or through Ticketmaster. Verified resale tickets are going for as low as $15 for the game against the Commanders and as low as $15 for the Packers. Verified tickets from the Chiefs are as low as $20 for both games.

You’ll be sitting in the nosebleeds, but if you’re looking to save some money and watch some football, this is your best chance. The lowest ticket price for the regular season home opener against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sept. 15 is $124 for verified resale and $135.

Third-party sites like StubHub and SeatGeek have prices as low as $11 for Washington and $10 for Green Bay before fees.

Ticket prices may go down as the game approaches, so keep an eye out to save some money.

WHAT CAN I BRING?

If you’re bringing in a bag, it must follow the NFL’s Clear Bag policy:

  • One-gallon clear zip-seal bag, like a Ziploc big.

  • Small clutch bags that aren’t bigger than 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches, with or without a handle or strap. These can be carried into Arrowhead Stadium.

Exceptions will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection.

You can also bring these items inside the stadium:

  • Binoculars without the case

  • Banners, signs and flags that aren’t larger than 3 feet by 5 feet

  • Blankets, but you have to carry them

  • Cameras smaller than 6 inches and without the case

  • Breast pump and its supplies

  • Handheld radios and televisions with an earpiece

  • Portable chargers that aren’t larger than 6 inches by 3 inches by 1.5 inches. Your device has to be disconnected from the charger during an inspection

  • Seat cushions without pockets, zippers, compartments or covers

  • Water bottles that are factory-sealed and are 20 ounces or less

  • Small umbrellas and you can’t open them inside the stadium

The following items are not allowed inside Arrowhead Stadium:

  • All food and beverage items, except for factory-sealed 20-ounce water bottles.

  • Backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags and coolers bigger than what the stadium allows

  • Boom boxes

  • Fireworks

  • Flammable liquids

  • Floor mats

  • Glass, metal or plastic thermos, cups, bottles or flasks

  • Helmets and hardhats

  • Large strollers

  • Laser pointers of any type

  • Noisemakers such as air horns or bells

  • Poles and rods of any kind

  • Portable heaters

  • Seat cushions with pockets, zippers, compartments or covers

  • Sports balls

  • Weapons such as guns or knives

Arrowhead Stadium also doesn’t allow fans to bring in offensive or obscene clothes, banners or signs with language that include someone’s race, ethnicity, color, gender, religion, creed, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender expression or national origin.

The same applies to apparel or banners that are intended to instigate, incite or encourage physical confrontation. This includes headdresses and face paint styled in a way that appropriates American Indian cultures.

WHERE DO I PARK?

There’s a lot of parking space outside the stadium, but it fills up fast. Parking passes for the games against the Commanders and Packers cost $47, respectively and you’ll want to buy these before you arrive. The toll booths don’t accept cash.

The parking lots open four and a half hours before kickoff and close one hour after the game ends. It’s for ticketed guests only and offensive signs and banners, including the Confederate Flag are prohibited from being displayed.

Depending on the type of parking pass you have, you’ll park in the following lots:

  • Red parking passes are designated for Red portions of Lots A, B, C, D, F, G, J, L, N and O. Grass parking is permitted in limited areas around the complex.

  • Gold parking passes are designated for Gold lots near the front of Lots B, C, D, F, G and all of lot H.

  • Platinum parking passes are lot specific for either parking in Lot M or Lot E.

  • Bus and RV parking passes are designated for bus or RV area, which is located on Lancer Lane next to Kauffman Stadium and will continue onto the right-hand side of the road of North Dubiner Circle.

Accessible parking is also available, but on a first-come, first-serve basis like the lots listed above.

You can view the map below: