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KC Chiefs Summer Training Camp

Welcome Kansas City Chiefs Fans! We're very excited to see you in St. Joseph, Missouri.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the most up-to-date information.  Also, Help us capture your special moments by tagging your videos and pictures online (Instagram, twitter, facebook, vine, etc) with #KCChiefsinStJo!

OFFICIAL 2013 CAMP SCHEDULE
Printable Schedule (PDF) 
 

Training camp will officially kick off on Friday, July 26 with a 3:30 p.m. practice and conclude with the club’s final practice on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 8:15 a.m. Beginning July 26, all practices will be open to the public. Practices conducted indoors, due to inclement weather, at Missouri Western will not be open to the public. Groups of players will sign autographs following each practice session. Unless otherwise noted, all outdoor training camp practices will be free of charge. Missouri Western will charge a $5 parking fee per vehicle per day.  Daily parking passes can also be printed in advance at www.gogriffons.com

The Camp Kickoff will be the Chiefs first public practice at 3:30 p.m. Friday, July 26 at the Training Camp on the campus of Missouri Western State University. Gates will open at 2:30 p.m.This is the only public practice scheduled in the afternoon. The Camp Kickoff will include a full-team autograph session after the practice. Admission  is $5 per person. Parking is $5 per car, or $15 for buses and RVs.

American Family Fun Day will be held Saturday, Aug. 3 at the Training Camp on the campus of Missouri Western State University. Gates will open at 7:15 a.m. Practice starts at 8:15 a.m.

American Family Fun Day will include a full-team autograph session after the practice.  Admission  is FREE! Parking is $5 per car, or $15 for buses and RVs. 
 
Walkthrough practices are closed to the public and media.

CHIEFS TRAINING CAMP FACILITY MAP 

2013 CHIEFS CAMP T-SHIRTS: The St. Joseph Visitors Bureau is currently selling 2013 Training Camp T-Shirts for $12 at the Visitors Bureau at 109 S. 4th Street, the St. Joseph Visitors Center at 502 N. Woodbine, or for mail-order by emailing cvb@stjomo.com or calling 800-785-0360. ($3 shipping fee added.) These are custom shirts and will not be available for sale at camp. The Visitors Center on Woodbine is close to camp - Map to Visitors Center: http://goo.gl/maps/aTY6Q 

Other Important Logistical Info: 

PRACTICE TIMES
 

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.

CAMP PARKING 

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.  Forfans 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.

SEATING 

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.

ON-LINE TICKETING 

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.

HEAT PRECAUTIONS 

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.

SPECIAL EVENTS 

Several special events will be taking place during training camp which includes:

Community Blood Center of St. Joseph Summer Blood Drive - Friday, July 26th & Friday, August 2nd - The Community Blood Center of St. Joseph will be conducting a blood drive on Friday, July 26th from 1 - 6 PM and Friday, August 2nd from 7:30 AM - 12 PM in the Baker Family Fitness Center located just off the main parking lot for camp.  Fans can schedule an appointment on line at www.savealifenow.org or call 1-816-351-1128.

American Family Fun Day - Saturday, August 3rd - American Family Fun Day presented by American Family Insurance will take on Saturday, August 3rd with practice beginning at 8:15 AM.  This can't miss day of camp will feature scrimmage like activities and a full team autograph session following camp.  Admission to practice is free.

Gatorade Junior Training Camp - Saturday, August 3rd - In conjunction with American Family Fun Day, the Gatorade Junior Training Camp returns this year and will take place on the Spratt Stadium game field following practice.  The camp is for boys and girls in grades three thru eight and will be facilitated by student-athletes and coaches from the defending MIAA Champion Missouri Western State University Griffon Football team.  The camp is free with the first 100 participants receiving a pair of tickets to a Chiefs preseason game.  Sign up will take place on site the day of the event.

Autograph Days - The Chiefs will conduct full team autograph sessions after practice on the following days; Friday, July 26th, Monday, July 29th, Saturday, August 3rd and Sunday, August 11th.  On all other days of camp, designated position groups will sign following practice.

Other special events may be added periodically.  Stay tuned to kcchiefs.com for the all of the latest training camp information.

CONCESSIONS 

Local vendor The Truck Stop and regional vendor Cappuccino Connections will handle concessions at camp.  The concession stands are located just steps from the practice fields and will feature many options including breakfast and lunch items and other snacks.  A beer tent is also available within view of the field for those fans 21 and older.

CHIEFS MERCHANDISE 

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.

HELPFUL RESOURCES 

For more information on all items related to Chiefs Training Camp, fans are encouraged to access the following helpful websites:
www.kcchiefs.com - The official website of the Chiefs
www.facebook.com/KansasCityChiefs
www.facebook.com/KCChiefsinStJo - Visitors information for Training Camp
www.twitter.com/kcchiefs
www.twitter.com/chiefsinstjo
www.missouriwestern.edu/kcchiefs - The official MWSU training camp logistics webpage
www.gogriffons.com - The official website of Griffon Athletics and on-line ticketing home page
www.saintjoseph.com - The official website of the St. Joseph Metro Chamber of Commerce

Fans are reminded before heading out to training camp to log on to kcchiefs.com for all the latest training camp scheduling information as schedules do change at a moments notice.

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 17 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 the Glore 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 The Saint 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 the Robidoux 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 cvb@stjomo.com for more visitors information.  We look forward to seeing you around St. Joseph when you visit the KC Chiefs Training Camp!