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Chiefs finalize plans for reduced capacity at Arrowhead Stadium home games

Arrowhead Stadium will have a capacity of about 22 percent to begin 2020, the team announced on Monday.

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The Kansas City Chiefs announced Monday that they have finalized plans for a reduced capacity of approximately 22 percent of Arrowhead Stadium to kick off the 2020 season. That equates to nearly 17,000 fans for home games.

The team said that it approved health and safety protocols in consultation with The University of Kansas Health System.

Tickets for the Chiefs’ first three home games — against the Houston Texans, New England Patriots and Las Vegas Raiders — will go on sale to season ticket holders beginning a week from this writing, on Monday, August 24. The Chiefs say tickets will be sold in “grouped pods of seats,” with the ability to purchase as many as six seats in the same pod through the online process. Fans will be required to attend with known guests sitting within their purchased pod (More on “pods” here).

If any tickets remain to be sold, the purchase opportunity for Jackson County residents, followed by the public, will be communicated at a later date, per the Chiefs.

The Chiefs noted that as the season progresses, they will follow the guidance of local officials and public health experts, with the potential that local regulations will allow for different capacities at different points during the season.

Future on-sale dates and details will be communicated once confirmed throughout the season. The club will utilize the same purchasing process for the remaining games in hopes that all season ticket holders will have an option to purchase tickets at some point this season. The Chiefs added that suite members will be contacted directly in the coming days with details on suite use, capacity and attendance.

Tailgating will be allowed in the parking lot, but guests can only use the tailgate area behind their vehicle to maintain proper physical distancing between groups. The Chiefs are encouraging fans to wear masks in parking areas. Guests will only be allowed to tailgate with fans who have tickets within their ticket pod.

For more information, here is the full release at Chiefs dot com.

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