There will indeed be fans at Arrowhead Stadium on Sept. 10 when the Chiefs raise the banner to celebrate their Super Bowl LIV victory.
The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Monday that they have finalized plans to allow a reduced capacity of approximately 22 percent fans inside Arrowhead Stadium to kick off the 2020 season.
The Chiefs had announced earlier this summer that they would plan on a reduced capacity crowd if the city of Kansas City and public health officials deemed it was safe.
The plan has the approval of Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas, the City of Kansas City Health Director Dr. Rex Archer and City of Kansas City EMS Medical Director Erica Carney.
Several other teams around the league, most recently the Dallas Cowboys, have expressed the desire to have fans at a reduced capacity and the Chiefs have now laid out the groundwork on how they plan to make that happen.
Health and safety protocols approved by the club, which were also consulted with The University of Kansas Health System, include the requirement of masks for all fans at games except when they are eating or drinking, all bags will be prohibited, hand sanitization stations will be located throughout the stadium and payment for foods and goods with be completely cashless to minimize contact between guests and staff.
Fans must bring their own masks into the stadium, but the Chiefs will provide commemorative masks to fans who attend the first three games.
Tailgating will also still be allowed in the parking lot and only with fans who have tickets within their ticket pod. Masks are also encouraged.
Fans who are showing symptoms or have been in contact with anyone who is confirmed COVID-19 positive or showing COVID-like symptoms are encouraged to stay home.
Single-game tickets will go on sale Aug. 24 to season-ticket members, in order of tenure, through their password-protected ticket account. Tickets will be sold in grouped pods of seats, with a maximum of six seats in the same pod.
Any remaining tickets to be sold will be available to purchase for Jackson County residents followed by the public – which will be set at a later date.