2016 Chiefs Training Camp presented by Mosaic Life Care at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Missouri.
The daily schedule has not yet been announced. This page will be updated as soon as the NFL announces camp dates.
2015 Logistical Information regarding Camp (subject to change for 2016)
As Chiefs fans prepare to attend the 2015 Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp presented by Mosaic Life Care August 1 – 19, the following logistical information will be helpful for those coming to Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph.
With the exception of the opening practice of camp on Saturday, August 1 which will begin at 3:30 PM, the remaining 13 public practices will be held during the morning hours. All remaining practices will begin at 8:15 AM with the exception of August 5, 10 & 19 in which practice will begin at 9:15 AM. Practices will last approximately three hours in length. For a complete list of dates & times, please visit the Chiefs website at kcchiefs.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. For fans that desire to use a credit or debit card, daily parking may be purchase in advance on-line at gogriffons.com. 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.
Important Notice For This Year: Due to ongoing construction at Spratt Stadium, fans are encouraged to use the McCarthy Drive entrance (north end of lot) for admittance to Lot H as this will be the closest proximity to the camp entrance.
Construction has also altered parking for those with handicap parking hang tags as the lot behind Baker Fitness Center will not be available for camp. Cars with hang tags will be directed to the first 60 spots immediately in front of Baker Fitness Center in which transportation will be available to the camp entrance.
In an overflow situation, cars will be directed to Lot J (in front of Looney Complex) and Lot K (in front of Popplewell Hall). Fans parking in these lots are reminded that due to Spratt Stadium construction, the Griffon Indoor Sports Complex staircase entrance is closed this year. Fans are asked to enter via the service road to the west of Baker Fitness Center which will lead to the main entrance. No grass parking will be allowed.
Shuttle cart transportation will be available for those fans needing assistance to and from the camp entrance. The pick-up point will be in the handicapped parking area in front of Baker Fitness Center.
Once again this season, all practices 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
An admission fee of $5.00 per person will be charged on Saturday, August 1 and American Family Fun Day on Saturday, August 8. Children 3 and under will be admitted free.
Fans are encouraged to buy tickets in presale 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. Multiple selling points will be available.
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. Admittance times may be altered accordingly.
In anticipation of summer 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.
Fans are allowed to bring in one sealed bottle of water to the training camp site which is the only outside food or beverage item allowed through the gates.
Several special events will be taking place during training camp which includes:
First Open Public Practice – As stated above, this is the only afternoon practice of camp. Following practice, the Chiefs will conduct a full team autograph session. Admission is $5.00 per person with children 3 and under being admitted free.
Chiefs Alumni Day – Chiefs greats from the past will be on hand signing autographs in addition to a full team autograph session. Alumni players scheduled to appear will be released at a later date.
American Family Fun Day – American Family Fun Day presented by American Family Insurance will take place on Saturday, August 8 with practice beginning at 8:15 AM. This can’t miss day of camp features in addition to practice, a full team autograph session following camp, an extended kids zone and much more. As stated above, admission is $5.00 per person with children 3 and under admitted free.
Chiefs Season Ticket Member Appreciation Day – The Chiefs will correspond via e-mail with their season ticket members on details and events taking place on this day.
Military Appreciation Day – Members of our armed forces will be recognized on the final day of camp. Further details will be released closer to event day.
Autograph Days – The Chiefs will conduct full team autograph sessions after practice on the following days – Saturday, August 1; Sunday, August 2; Saturday, August 8 and Wednesday, August 12. On all other days of camp, designated position groups will sign following practice. Players will line up around the perimeter of the field and will accommodate as time permits.
Other special events may be added periodically. Stay tuned to kcchiefs.com for the all of the latest training camp information.
Concessions will be available on the south end of the practice fields. Options will include simple game day breakfast and lunch items, beverages and other snacks.
The Chiefs merchandise tent is located just inside the main entrance of camp and features hundred of items to choose from including apparel and novelty items as well as Chiefs tickets.
CHIEFS KIDS ZONE
The Chiefs Kids Zone once again returns to training camp and is located behind the Spratt Stadium scoreboard. The kids zone features inflatable jumping castles, football related activities and a rock climbing wall.
MWSU COMMUNITY TENT
Twelve area businesses will show off their goods and services just outside the main entrance to training camp. Representatives from the business will be handing out coupons, samples, conducting drawings for prizes and other special offers.
During the non-practice times, there is plenty to do and see in St. Joseph and we invite you to take full advantage of all our city has to offer.
It might surprise you to know that St. Joseph has 13 historical area museums that are open daily. From the Pony Express Museum, dedicated to the 1860 mail service, this year celebrating the 150th Sesquicentennial of the Pony Express, The Patee House Museum, a glorious hotel turned 19th century museum, and next door you’ll find Jesse James Home, where Jesse was shot by Bob Ford in 1882. You can learn about the Nation’s military history at the National Military Heritage Museum, and view extraordinary art collections at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art. The history of mental health treatment is at theGlore Psychiatric Museum, one of three museums on the grounds of the St. Joseph Museums complex. All museums and attractions are listed on our website.
In addition to history, St. Joseph has a very rich cultural life which includes concerts by TheSaint Joseph Symphony, nationally touring music and theatre acts at the Performing Arts Association, and famous comedians at Robidoux Resident Theater. Nightlife includes Broadway caliber performances at the historic Missouri Theatre and dinner theatre at theRobidoux Landing Playhouse. Some exciting nightlife can be found Downtown at the Felix Street Experience, a series of pubs, bars and nightclubs that line beautiful Felix Street. Whatever you’re looking for you can find entertainment almost any night in St. Joseph.
St. Joseph is also one of America’s best kept secrets in terms of historic architecture. Officially founded in 1843, this town quickly grew to become one of the most important sites of commerce and trade for the West which is reflected in the city’s extraordinary architecture. Stop by the Visitors Center and pick up a walking tour of Downtown St. Joseph architectural gems.
Don’t miss experiencing the amazing parkway system, developed in 1918 by architect George Burnap. The green belt ribbons through the city for 26 miles, comprised of 1500 acres containing 48 parks.and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995. Along the parkway is the Remington Nature Center, which offers a unique view into the evolution nature and civilization in northwest Missouri and the St. Joseph Aquatic Park, a public pool which has a 203′ Waterslide, 165′ Enclosed Waterslide, 50 Meter Pool, Waterfall, Vortex, Zero Depth Beach Entry, and a 300′ Lazy River…perfect for hot summer days.
Check out all the links above, call us at 800-785-0360 or email email@example.com for more visitors information. We look forward to seeing you around St. Joseph when you visit the KC Chiefs Training Camp!