We now know what the fan situation will look like at Arrowhead Stadium in 2020. Along with Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas, health director Dr. Rex Archer and medical director Dr. Erica Carney have all worked together to create a working plan in this new aged environment. As a result, Arrowhead Stadium will be consumed by Chiefs fans this season. The Kansas City Chiefs have announced that they will allow 22 percent of the seating capacity to be filled. Consequently, about 16,000 seats will be occupied.
In their plan to follow safety guidelines, the team is first allowing season ticket holders the opportunity to get their tickets. This is done by order of tenure, where they will then be grouped in pods of seats. However, if season ticket holders do not purchase all tickets, then spots will be sold to Jackson County residents first. The general public would receive their opportunity, thereafter.
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For fans that attend the games, you will be required to have masks on all times, except for actively eating or drinking. Tailgating, an Arrowhead Stadium staple, will be restricted. For example, fans are recommended to only tailgate with people in their ticket pod.
Of course, there will be a drop in revenue for Arrowhead Stadium and the NFL in 2020. Fans are likely eager to know how the payment process will work. The team announced Arrowhead Stadium will be completely cashless, in order to minimize contact. Traditional scan and chip options for credit and debit cards will remain in place at all points of sale. Meanwhile, other mobile wallet payment such as Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay will also be accepted.
Finally, a new platform called Chiefs Pay will debut during the season. For more information about that, visit http://www.chiefs.com/chiefspay/.
For additional details, be sure to visit http://www.chiefs.com/stadium/covid.
– Braden Holecek is the Kansas City Chiefs managing editor for Full Press Coverage. He covers the NFL. Like and follow on Follow @ebearcat9//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Follow @FPC_Chiefs//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js and Facebook.