A couple of weeks ago, a reader e-mailed me asking about putting together an Arrowhead Stadium gameday guide, especially for fans who are traveling in from outside of the Kansas City area.
He had an excellent idea. The majority of the people who read AP do not live in Kansas City and when you do travel to Arrowhead for that special game, you want things to go right. You want the full Arrowhead/Kansas City Chiefs experience.
Of course, there isn't one magical experience, which is what makes Arrowhead the best stadium on the planet. There are thousands of awesome rituals and experiences on gameday.
I haven't been lucky enough to go to as many games as I've wanted over the years but I do have a few gameday requirements. First, because I would always travel from the west to the east to get to the stadium, I'm taking the shortcut down Coal Mine Rd (which is off of Blue Parkway) and sneaking in past all of the traffic.
Second, and we haven't had a good BBQ war on this site in a long time, is to get Oklahoma Joe's BBQ before I left. The Z-Man sandwich - a brisket sandwich with provolone cheese and an onion ring on it - is the best BBQ sandwich I've come across in my life.
After getting to the stadium, I can't say I'm much help for entertainment.
This is where you guys come in. Let us know you gameday rituals, experiences and advice for the out of towner. We'll eventually put this all into some sort of guide with all of your recommendations.
If you were making a special trip to Kansas City to see the Chiefs, what would you have to do?