July 22, 2013 By Bill Pollock
As Chiefs fans get ready to attend the 2013 Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp, July 26 – August 14, the following information will be helpful for fans coming to Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph.
With the exception of the opening practice of camp on Friday, July 26 which will begin at 3:30 PM, the remaining 14 public practices will begin at 8:15 AM. For a complete list of dates & times, please visit the Chiefs website at gogriffons.com.
Once again this year, all fans coming to MWSU for Chiefs Training Camp will be directed to park in Lot H which is the closest proximity to the practice fields at Spratt Stadium. A $5.00, cash only, daily fee will be charged per car while buses and RV’s will be admitted to the lot for $15.00. Fans are encouraged to purchase daily parking in advance on-line at gogriffons.com. For fans that plan to attend camp on multiple days, MWSU will offer a season parking pass for $35 that may be purchased in Looney Complex 229 between the hours of 8 AM – 4:30 PM Monday – Friday.
Lot H will open two hours prior to the scheduled practice time on the opening day of camp and 1 hour and 45 minutes prior to practice time the remainder of camp.
An ample number of handicap spaces are available in Lot H both behind and in front of the Baker Family Fitness Center.
In an overflow situation, all cars entering campus via James McCarthy Drive will be directed to Lot J which is located in front of Looney Complex while all cars entering campus from Mitchell Street will be directed to Lot K in front of Popplewell Hall.
All practices this year will be conducted on the grass practice fields in which seating is available for approximately 1,800 fans. In addition, fans are permitted to sit on the hill in front of the VIP tents and ample standing room is also available.
PAID ADMISSION DAYS
The only paid admission is day is the opening day of camp on Friday, July 26th. Admission is $5.00 per person with children 3 and under being admitted free.
Fans are encouraged to buy tickets on-line at gogriffons.com. Tickets will also be offered the day of the event beginning two hours prior to practice time in which cash, check or credit card will be accepted. The selling location will be located on the Spratt Stadium track outside the community tent near the main entrance of camp.
As mentioned above, MWSU encourages fans to take advantage of MWSU’s on-line ticketing system when purchasing daily parking passes and event tickets. All Chiefs camp paid admission items are on sale now at gogriffons.com.
GATE OPENING & CLOSING TIMES
Gates to training camp will open each day 30 minutes prior to the start of practice time and will close 30 minutes after practice concludes.
In anticipation of extreme heat, MWSU and the Chiefs have provided the following accommodations;
- Misting Tent – The Chiefs will provide a misting tent for fans to cool down during practices.
- Mosaic Life Care EMS – The official sponsor of Chiefs Training Camp, Mosaic Life Care, will have EMS personnel on hand at each practice to attend to fans needing assistance.
- Hydration – Water will be provided compliments of the Western Institute located in the MWSU tent upon entrance into to the main camp area.
Fans are allowed to bring in one sealed bottle of water to the training camp sight.