Chiefs attendance to remain at 22% for Jets, Panthers games

Season ticket member presale begins next week
Texans Chiefs Football
Posted at 11:30 AM, Oct 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-07 12:30:55-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Tickets for two upcoming Chiefs games will go on sale next week.

Season ticket members will get the first crack at purchasing tickets for the Nov. 1 game against the moribund New York Jets and the No. 8 game against the Carolina Panthers during a presale beginning Monday, Oct. 12.

Attendance will remain limited to 22% of capacity “after continued discussions with local government leaders and public health officials,” the Chiefs announced Wednesday.

Season tickets members will be contacted via email with details of the ticket purchase options.

Tickets will be sold as pods of as many as six seats and will be required to attend with known guests.

If any of the roughly 17,000 tickets remain unsold after the season ticket member presale, which will continue through Friday, Oct. 16, some tickets may go on sale first to Jackson County residents and then to the general public at a later time.

Masks will continue to be required, even in the seating bowl, unless a person is actively eating or drinking and other guidelines put in place to mitigate possible exposure to COVID-19 also will remain in place.

Among other changes:

  • No bags, including previously approved clear bags and small clutch bags, will be allowed inside Arrowhead;
  • Smoking, vaping and spitting (tobacco, sunflower seeds, etc.) are prohibited in the stadium;
  • All in-stadium purchases are cashless;
  • Fans must enter through a gate designated by their seat location;
  • Social distancing will be required for tailgating.

The Chiefs last home game, a 26-10 win against New England, was postponed one day after players for both teams tested positive for COVID-19.

Patriots quarterback Cam Newton missed the game after testing positive Saturday, while cornerback Stephon Gilmore reportedly tested positive Wednesday.

Gilmore, who had close contact with Newton before his diagnosis, is the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year.

So far, the only Chiefs player known to have tested positive is practice squad quarterback Jordan Ta’amu.

The Pittsburgh at Tennessee game, which was scheduled for last weekend and was to be the first with fans allowed back at Nissan Stadium, was moved to Oct. 25 after a COVID-19 outbreak among Titans players and staff.

It has grown to nearly two dozen cases, including another positive test Wednesday for a Tennessee player. The Titans team facility has been closed since Sept. 29.

No other Chiefs have tested positive for COVID-19 since Ta’amu on Saturday, but a player for the Oakland Raiders, who are scheduled to play Sunday at Kansas City, tested positive.