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  • Day trippin': Is this the year for the Chiefs?

  • Arrowhead Stadium, the home of the National Football League's Kansas City Chiefs, on a game day is an experience that should be had at least once in your life.
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    • Here are the remaining open practice dates and ...
      Saturday, Aug. 9 8:15 a.m.
      Sunday, Aug. 10 8:15 a.m.
      Monday, Aug. 11, 8:15 a.m.
      Tuesday, Aug. 12, 8:15 a.m.
      Wednesday, Aug. 13, 8:15 a.m.
      Thursday, Aug. 14, 8:15 a.m.
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      Here are the remaining open practice dates and times:

      Saturday, Aug. 9 8:15 a.m.

      Sunday, Aug. 10 8:15 a.m.

      Monday, Aug. 11, 8:15 a.m.

      Tuesday, Aug. 12, 8:15 a.m.

      Wednesday, Aug. 13, 8:15 a.m.

      Thursday, Aug. 14, 8:15 a.m.

  • Arrowhead Stadium, the home of the National Football League's Kansas City Chiefs, on a game day is an experience that should be had at least once in your life. For some lake residents, however, finding tickets at an affordable price proves to be an obstacle. There is a way that you can many components of the Arrowhead experience without having to spend much, however.
    Going on right now on the campus of Missouri Western University in St. Joseph is the team's annual training camp. Here you can get up close to the Kansas City coaches and players and experience, on a smaller but still boisterous scale, the Arrowhead crowd. What's better is that aside from a $5 parking charge, it's absolutely free.
    The only obstacle for some people might be the early hour that the Chiefs hold their open practices. However, the upside to that is the fact that it allows fans to beat the heat of these muggy Missouri August days.
    Fans are encouraged to tailgate if they desire. If doing so, the Kansas City Chiefs and Missouri Western State University ask fans to follow these simple guidelines: only one parking space may be taken up per car, alcohol is prohibited in all MWSU parking lots and disposal of all trash is to be done in the barrels provided.
    A beer tent is located inside the food court on the Training Camp grounds. Just like every other NFL team at training camp, fans are welcome to take photographs but flash photography and video recording are prohibited. Players will be available for autographs after practices have concluded. A custom playground is available for children inside the training camp grounds as well.
    Fans have just under a week left to enjoy a piece of Arrowhead for a small fraction of the price. When you see the players on the field and hear the roar of the crowd after a completed pass, you'll get the emotion of being part of the Sea of Red.

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