Kansas City Chiefs Tailgating

Kansas City is a happening place for fans of football, music, museums, and more. Plan a road trip and include a Kansas City Chiefs tailgate event.

Event information

Be ready for excitement on the field at any Kansas City Chiefs home game. Grab your football and practice your best pass. It’s a celebration, and the Kansas City Chiefs know how to throw a tailgate party the right way.

Revel in the spirit of the game and practice your favorite cheers. When the action on the field begins, chant alongside KC Wolf to bring the Chiefs to victory in Arrowhead Stadium. KC will bring a smile to the face of every child in the stands with his singing, dancing, and Elvis imitations. The Kansas City Chiefs took the lead over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV for the win in 2020.

Kansas City, Missouri has a fifteen block shopping plaza that is like a walk through an art district. Union Station houses three 3,500 pound chandeliers, and there are museums to entertain every member of the family. Lovers of nature won’t be left out, with the Ernie Miller Nature Park open to birdwatchers and bug enthusiasts.

In fact, Missouri is a nature lover’s paradise. Explore destinations like hiking trails and lakeside walks. Look to state parks for recreational pursuits, like the Battle of Island Mound State Park. Knob Noster State Park provides not only year-round camping for attendance at a winter football game, but also offers fun exploration along Clearfork Creek.


Price fluctuation is an expected occurrence with football tickets. Variation depends on the point of time in the season and how well the team is doing. Tailgating tickets and game passes for the Kansas City Chiefs can go hand in hand. Price examples are $150 to $350 for a pregame tailgate event and pass to the action on the field. The tailgate experience includes catered food and DJ’s providing live music.

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I-70 and I-435 head into Kansas City, Missouri, and lead near the Chiefs' home ground. Arrowhead Stadium is a large venue with several entrances. The local police authority may redirect game-goers to alternate entry points if traffic becomes congested. The Kansas City Chiefs website parking page has information on closures for gamedays. Still, motorists can also consistently check MODOT for up to date travel and weather alerts.

Parking areas

Parking is all about tailgating if you are a football fan. If you have a big rig, you may have to pay for two spaces in the lot. You can tailgate in front of or behind your vehicle. You are allowed a canopy in this space as well, for protection from the elements. Purchasing a prepaid parking pass is the wisest move because RV spots can sell out fast. Additionally, it’s less expensive to do it this way.

Public Transportation

KCATA operates a convenient bus service for attending the game. Ridesharing is another popular option, and for the convenience of Kansas City Chiefs fans, a shuttle is in place to ferry guests from the outside spiral gates. If you take public transit, you will not miss out on a tailgate experience despite not having your RV there. The Ford Tailgate District is the location of a free tailgate party, including games, cheerleader appearances, and food trucks.

Where to stay


RVers cannot park overnight in the Arrowhead Stadium lots. Drive under an hour, though, and you will find several campgrounds that have all the amenities you need. The location of the camping spots will keep you close to the action of the city, yet provide a quiet sleep at the end of the day.


What is your favorite type of camping destination? If a resort-type RV park is to your liking, a myriad of spots at privately owned campgrounds await. Kansas City East / Oak Grove KOA welcomes rigs of all sizes just 20 miles east of the Arrowhead Stadium.

If you like wide-open spaces, make Lewis and Clark State Park your favorite campground. Imagine a six-acre lake as your recreational playground for fishing and exploring. You can find just that at Wallace State Park. Fans of hiking and trekking will be in their element in Katy Trail State Park.

Getting around

Wear comfy shoes for a long, but enjoyable day of pregame Kansas City Chiefs tailgating. The walk to your seats before the action may be lengthy, so a pair of sneakers is ideal. Electric scooters are permitted within the stadium if need be, and there are spiral ramps to access the levels. Special assistance carts are available, and Fans First personnel are happy to assist. If you plan to bring a stroller for your child, it must be collapsible and of the size to fit under the seat.

What to pack


Football season in Kansas can range in temperature from warm to cold, so your apparel choice will depend on which month you attend. Cooler weather will call for layering of your clothing. A t-shirt under your favorite Kansas City Chiefs jersey is ideal, and you may need a jacket on top, too. A hat and gloves will keep you cozy on the windiest of days.


Carry everything you need into the stadium in a clear plastic, NFL-approved bag. For example, you will want binoculars to see the play-by-play activity on the field. Small, compact umbrellas are permitted in case rain rolls in, and blankets are allowed, too, as long as you carry them in over your shoulder. You can bring a seat cushion without a cover, zipper, or pockets.

Health & Safety

Staying hydrated is important both at the tailgating event and the game. Bring your factory-sealed water bottle into the stadium at game time and refill it at the water fountains. The sun can be stronger than you realize, so be sure to wear sunscreen. In the tailgate parking lot, ensure that your gear is not blocking the aisle in the event emergency vehicles need to pass through. At the campground, check with park rangers and staff for alerts on flooding or bans on fires, depending on the weather conditions of late.

Where to eat


An efficient RV kitchen makes a camping experience all the more fun. Why? Less time in the kitchen and more time outside, of course. Plan meals that you can prep for before leaving home. Freeze some side dishes to go along with campfire steaks. For the tailgating event, chop and clean your veggies ahead of time and store dips in space-saving stackable containers in the fridge.


Watching a football game can build an appetite. Several tasty eateries are located near the stadium, allowing you to stop for a quick bite before heading back to your oasis on wheels. Choose a diner, grill, or pub food. Go Mexican, Italian, or Chinese. Whatever the family votes for, Kansas City has it.


Arrowhead Stadium has a large variety of concession stands if you are looking for a snack after the tailgating event. Buy cauliflower wings or spicy sausage with cream cheese. Game day apparel is all the rage, including a Kansas City Chiefs apron to wear as you serve food at the tailgating party. Hats and mugs for fans back home make great souvenirs.



Expect to have your clear bag checked as you enter the stadium after the tailgating. Wanding and pat-downs may be in place. A no re-entry policy is in place, so be sure to plan for it and bring everything you need. Security staff members are on hand to assist if you have an inquiry. Back at camp, lock your Airstream each time you leave the site.


When attending a Kansas City Chiefs tailgating and game event, plan for every weather occurrence, and you will be all set to enjoy the day, rain or shine. Pack a rain poncho in your bag, and if you have room, a pair of rain boots will come in handy. If it’s a winter game, a wool hat and game-color mitts are a must.


Service dogs are welcome at both the tailgating and game sites. Have your dog wear their identifiable vest for easy recognition by security personnel. If you have special medical needs, alert the security or medical staff before you arrive. Arrangements will be made to permit you to bring food into the stadium if necessary, and additional accommodations can be put in place to make game day a fun one.