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Chiefs fans thankful for friends, family

Chiefs fans thankful for friends, family
Posted at 10:45 AM, Nov 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-26 11:45:06-05

Fans celebrate Thanksgiving out at Arrowhead Stadium, just a few days after the traditional holiday on Thursday.

And some people fix all the standard dressings and items of the traditional meal.

"Potatoes, turkey, we've got it all," says Bill Newkirk, who says he had to keep the turkey in the fryer for more than an hour, in oil that is more than 350 degrees.

For Newkirk the game has special significance. Whe he and his family get together, they like to remember his daughter Jamie Lee, who was killed by domestic abuse back in March of 2014.

They like to take a shot of tequila in honor of Jamie, and one for good measure for the Chiefs.

For other fans, it's important to get to the stadium bright and early. John Wilson arrived at 3:45a.m. - that's more than eight hours before kickoff.

"This is actually a little more important than the actual game. I'm sorry but it's true. It's friends, " says Wilson.

Wilson says the Chiefs have always been a part of his Thanksgiving.

The Chiefs also welcome fans to bring non-perishable food items to donate to the Chiefs Kingdom Food Drive, the largest of its kind in the NFL. All items go to Harvesters that takes food all year long.