The Kansas City Chiefs haven't received much positive publicity this week thanks to a couple of situations that have hit the media cycle. The good news is that the team has responded to both situations to make 'em right.
First, FOX 4 in Kansas City reported that the ticket-takers and parking lot attendants for Arrowhead Stadium would no longer be able to watch the game for free after their work was done, as they had previously been allowed to do. It seemed like a silly policy and, after putting it up to a vote around here, most fans considered it a bad move by the team -- 79 percent of nearly 1,000 votes said the Chiefs should restore the old policy of allowing those workers to watch the game for free.
According to Kent Babb of the KC Star, the Chiefs have made it right -- the issue is resolved and the ticket-takers can once again watch the game after work.
Second, the 610 Sports Thursday night shift was talking about the ticket-takers issue and, as Nick Wright tells us (I didn't hear the segment), a firefighter called in alerting folks to another issue. Apparently, the Chiefs had requested that something like 100 firefighters come to Arrowhead Stadium on Week 1 -- that's 9/11 -- for some sort of pre-game ceremony that involved holding up an American flag. The firefighter reported -- and later verified with an email from the Chiefs -- that the team was charging them $25 for a seat at the game after the ceremony.
According to Nick Wright of 610 Sports, that issue has also been resolved and the team will comp the firefighters the tickets.