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Gate hours: Camp gates open daily at 7:45 a.m. (30 minutes prior to the 8:15 a.m. practices). The exception is Thursday, July 24, for Camp Kickoff, when gates open at 3 p.m. (30 minutes prior to the 3:30 p.m. practice).
Merchandise tent: The Chiefs Team Store is located at the entry point to training camp. All fans are invited to browse the store and select items for purchase including official Chiefs sideline gear, hats, favorite player jerseys and more.
Answers to your questions
What does it cost to attend training camp?
Nearly all practices are free. The exception is Family Fun Day presented by American Family Insurance at 8:15 a.m. Saturday, July 26, when admission is $5 with kids 3 and under free. To purchase tickets in advance, go to gogriffons.com.
Where do I park?
Visitors will be directed to park in Lot H, and in Lot J once Lot H is full. Parking is $5 daily and $15 daily for buses and RVs. To purchase and print daily parking passes in advance, go to gogriffons.com. Season parking passes, valid for the duration of camp, are available for $35 from the MWSU Athletics Office inside the Looney Complex. Handicapped parking is available.
What goes on at camp?
The Chiefs will practice 17 times and participate in conditioning drills and classroom preparation during their 22-day stay in St. Joseph. All practices after the first day are at 8:15 a.m. on the camp practice fields and are expected to last about two and a half hours.
What happens next?
The Chiefs are authorized to have a 90-man roster in St. Joseph. But by the end of the preseason, the coaches must cut that number to 53 players, plus a practice squad, in preparation for the regular season. The Chiefs open the season hosting the Tennessee Titans at noon Sunday, Sept. 7, at Arrowhead Stadium. The first road game is Week 2 when the Chiefs travel to face the Denver Broncos at 3:25 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14.
What happens during inclement weather?
What concessions are available?
A vendor will sell a variety of food and drink items at all practices and events at camp. The Chiefs Team Store at the entrance to camp sells official player jerseys, hats and more.
What's the story about the indoor practice facility?
As part of bringing training camp to Missouri Western in 2010, the university built the $10.3 million Griffon Indoor Sports Complex. The 118,000-square-foot complex includes a full-size indoor field (used when weather disrupts outdoor practices), advanced injury treatment facilities and 120 custom-built lockers in the team locker room. Three areas recognize donors: the state-of-the-art Herzog Strength Training Room, the 120-seat KCP&L Lecture Hall and a large classroom named for the St. Joseph News-Press. These and other campus improvements, including the two outside practice fields, are available for campus and community uses when camp is not in session. Funding for the total $13.97 million project came from the state, the Chiefs, local city and county governments, and private gifts.