#55 – Kansas City Chiefs
1 Arrowhead Dr, Kansas City, MO 64129
Atmosphere: Rowdy, loud.
Good for: Experiencing some of the best tailgating in the country.
Tip: Order parking passes online. It will save you $25.
The Kansas City Chiefs have been the NFL team of Kansas City since 1963. Founded by Lamar Hunt, American Football League founder, the Chiefs have been a welcomed and successful addition to Kansas City’s professional sports teams.
Tailgating at Kansas City Chiefs’ Games
Unlike other stadiums located within city limits, the Chiefs’ Arrowhead Stadium is about 15 minutes outside of Downtown Kansas City. It’s right next to the Royals’ Kauffman Stadium. As soon as the gates are opened, five hours before game time, you’ll find the parking lots filled for tailgating. Even in the cold winter months of football season, everyone is out tailgating. It’s such an energized fun atmosphere, even if it’s 20 degrees.
- Parking passes at the gates are $60 cash only. That is RIDICULOUS. Buy in advance online for $35. It’s still a ton for parking, so carpool with friends and spilt it.
- For cold games, bring a carpet square to stand on during tailgating. It helps keep your feet warm from standing on the cold parking lot.
- Bring spare toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Most of the time the port-a-potties will run out.
- Wear lots of layers.
- Pack warm drinks, like hot apple cider (and obviously liquor to spike it).
About Arrowhead Stadium
Arrowhead Stadium is located in the Truman Sports Complex, adjacent to the Kansas City Royals’ Stadium. The open-air stadium was finalized in time for the 1972 season. Throughout the history of the stadium, there have always been plans to add a roof or dome covering for the stadium, though it has always been deemed unnecessary.
The stadium is beloved by fans and players alike. It is also known as the loudest stadium in the world, reaching 142.2 decibels in 2014. After lots of tailgating, there are always plenty of rowdy people at the game, especially if the Raiders are in town.
Kansas City Chiefs games are electric and entertaining for all who attend. xx, Libbie