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Chiefs training camp is set to start soon in St. Joseph, at Missouri Western University for the 12th year running. With the framework being much like years past, there are a few changes that fans will want to know heading into July and August.
First, all practices start at 9:15 am CT and will run for around two hours. Being in the morning practices will for the most part be cooler but there have been some very humid days in past camps so be sure to bring water with you. Practice starts on July 27th however it is not until July 28th that the general public is allowed entrance. Another note for the first day is that it is a Linebackers only practice so you will be heavily disappointed if your favorite players aren’t names Leo Chanel, Nick Bolton or Willie Gay (Although they are very good). Friday the 29th and 30th of July are usually the fan favorite days for non season ticket holders. This is because this date is one of the only autograph sessions for the entirety of training camp other than Family Fun Day on August 7th. This will be the first time in 2 years the Chiefs have offered an autograph session due to Covid-19. Some details for the dates mentioned are that a $5 admission fee will be required and parking is not included so be prepared with at least a $20 bill because usually only cash is accepted. Along with this, a tip would be to buy your own items for players to sign as there is a price increase to buy inside of the camp.
In total there are 17 days where at least some members of the fanbase are allowed to watch practice and will only be changed due to weather in which case the general public will not be allowed entrance to the indoor facility. ((Very important)) if you are planning on going to training camp make sure to reserve your tickets with this link tomorrow (June 22) at 10 am due to there being limited number of spots and they sell out quickly. Other important dates to note are military appreciation day on August 18th which also happens to be the last day of camp.
From experience training camp can be one of the most exciting parts of the season. It gives us a first look at rookie players along with free agent acquisitions who will look to become acclimated to their new team. Not only that but it represents the return of football after a long break and will allow us to have something to talk about until the season starts. Many story lines and news articles will be written over these few weeks so you definitely don’t want to miss the opportunity if you are able to go. For those who can’t attend, Chiefs Focus will have writers including myself at training camp to fill you in on anything you may have missed.