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ChiefinNE
08-28-2006, 10:33 AM
I'm making the trip out from boston for Opening Day, my 7th trip out to watch a game. I usually go on a bus from the Granfalloon, but they have cancelled this due to new bus restrictions at Arrowhead.
Any thoughts on alternate transportation other than public buses and car rental? Would like to get some decent tailgate time in before the game, thanks in advance.

dave0320
08-28-2006, 12:25 PM
July 27, 2006
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The first Express bus leaves the first stop on each route 2 1/2 hours before game time. Additional buses depart as they fill, with the last bus leaving the first stop on its route approximately 1 hour before kickoff. (The last bus may not reach Arrowhead before kickoff.)
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Ameristar: Ameristar Casino is located at 3200 North Ameristar Drive, south of Highway 210. Park and board in the parking lot south of the main drive. Look for Chiefs Park & Ride signs.
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Blue Springs: Commuter Lot at I-70 & Woods Chapel Rd., Commuter Lot on North Ridge Dr. behind Price Chopper, and White Oak Mall.
City Market: 3rd & Grand.
Independence: Main & Truman Road. Board the bus on Main.
Lee’s Summit: Commuter Lot at Chipman Rd. & Blue Parkway. Board at south exit of lot.
Metro North: North end of mall parking lot.
Indian Springs: Off 47th & State in Kansas City, Kan., at entrance to Indian Springs.
Raytown: Herndon Career Center School on 350 Hwy. Board on north side.
Rosana Square: 119th & Metcalf on east side of mall parking lot. Board on far east end near exit drive. (This service is operated by Johnson County Transit’s The JO.)
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chiefqueen
08-28-2006, 12:47 PM
What new bus restrictions? I didn't noticed a decrease in the number of buses out there Sat. night.

ChiefsCountry
08-28-2006, 12:50 PM
I'm making the trip out from boston for Opening Day, my 7th trip out to watch a game. I usually go on a bus from the Granfalloon, but they have cancelled this due to new bus restrictions at Arrowhead.
Any thoughts on alternate transportation other than public buses and car rental? Would like to get some decent tailgate time in before the game, thanks in advance.

Its KC, good luck with any transportation other than a car.

Phobia
08-28-2006, 12:52 PM
Yeah, granfaloon is a great tailgating experience. You're really maximizing your Arrowhead experience by patronizing that place.

jspchief
08-28-2006, 12:53 PM
Yeah, granfaloon is a great tailgating experience. You're really maximizing your Arrowhead experience by patronizing that place.Are you serious, or is that sarcasm?

Care to elaborate?

Phobia
08-28-2006, 01:01 PM
It's all sarcasm. You can visit that place anytime but the Arrowhead parking lot is the best party in the nation 8 times a year. Why anybody would "tailgate" anywhere else (and pay 400% markup) is a mystery to me.

|Zach|
08-28-2006, 01:05 PM
is a mystery to me.
To be fair, acknowledging signs rules of the road seem to be as well...

Phobia
08-28-2006, 01:08 PM
To be fair, acknowledging signs rules of the road seem to be as well...
Only when you're late for the biggest party in the nation.

ChiefinNE
08-29-2006, 08:00 AM
I wasn't tailgating at the falloon, we would take the bus from there about 2.5 hours before the game and tailgate at arrowhead.
Without a car our options are limited.

If anyone has other ideas it's appreciated.

Scaga
08-29-2006, 09:47 AM
You're welcome to crash our little tailgate party.
But I'll warn you....there will be alcohol involved. :toast:

ChiefinNE
08-29-2006, 10:03 AM
You're welcome to crash our little tailgate party.
But I'll warn you....there will be alcohol involved. :toast:

Thanks for the invite, and as far as alcohol, that's the main reason I'm looking for alternate transportation, so no problem there

ChiefinNE
08-30-2006, 12:04 PM
Anyone have other ideas? It is much appreciated

StcChief
08-30-2006, 12:07 PM
Clarion walk is sobering coming back.
Park there $10. $5 coupon good in hotel game day only.

ChiefinNE
09-06-2006, 12:08 PM
I was expecting a little more help than this. Anyone know of other options to get to the game with ample tailgating time. If anyone wants to pick me up at the plaza before the game that would be great too.

jspchief
09-06-2006, 12:10 PM
I was expecting a little more help than this. Anyone know of other options to get to the game with ample tailgating time. If anyone wants to pick me up at the plaza before the game that would be great too.You've been given the options. Take the bus.

Other than that, there's isn't much. KC doesn't have a lot of public transportation options for a football game.

King_Chief_Fan
09-06-2006, 12:10 PM
I was expecting a little more help than this. Anyone know of other options to get to the game with ample tailgating time. If anyone wants to pick me up at the plaza before the game that would be great too.

The off ramp from I-70 will be jammed with vehicles trying to get into the stadium. Stay close by in a hotel and jump on the bumper of anyone going in. You can tail gate with them.....they won't mind.

ChiefinNE
09-06-2006, 12:12 PM
that sounds like a decent plan

Phobia
09-06-2006, 12:31 PM
If the plaza were on my way, I'd happily pick you up and take you to the game. But it's not.

You're welcome to tailgate with my crew as well. The entire point of my tailgate is to provide the full tailgating experience to people from out of town. PM me for more details.