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DonTellMeShowMe
06-08-2010, 12:45 PM
As I have mentioned before, I am traveling out to KC in September to see the KC vs. SF game. Flying into MCI (which is days as you know from arrowhead...), but I am curious if you guys had suggestions as where to stay?

i.e. Fri night would be nice to stay somewhere near some bars and whatnot,
and Sat night it would be cool to stay near Arrowhead; question: is there anywhere you recommend staying that is "walking" distance to the stadium (or some kind of public transportation)?

Any recommendations are greatly appreciated! Any tips on things to see would be cool too (so far, just the game and Boulevard brewery is on the list, so not much planned out yet lol).

Saulbadguy
06-08-2010, 12:56 PM
Sorry dude, I can't tell you. I could show you, but telling you would not suffice.

DonTellMeShowMe
06-08-2010, 12:59 PM
That bad huh? Lol jk

Any gameday recommendations? I hear arrowhead tailgating is some of the best in the NFL...

KCrockaholic
06-08-2010, 01:01 PM
I will show you when I go too. I would tell you. But I can't.

Saulbadguy
06-08-2010, 01:01 PM
I hear arrowhead tailgating is some of the best in the NFL...

Seems odd you would take that at face value.

DonTellMeShowMe
06-08-2010, 01:06 PM
lol been once to a KC game at arrowhead...so i have seen it, but I was only a kid

DonTellMeShowMe
06-08-2010, 01:07 PM
how about this...where is the stadium in relation to...well anything to do in KC? Is it practical to stay near the stadium and still have access to good bars/nightlife whatnot

KCrockaholic
06-08-2010, 01:09 PM
how about this...where is the stadium in relation to...well anything to do in KC? Is it practical to stay near the stadium and still have access to good bars/nightlife whatnot

Of course it is. I mean. You have to drive wherever you go, but there are places. The stadium isn't downtown in the mix of tall buildings and such. But there are many things to do after the game.

HC_Chief
06-08-2010, 01:11 PM
Stadium is about 15-20 miles from the bar districts.

I recommend downtown near Power & Light district, or the Country Club Plaza. Both have lots of bars/restaurants within walking distance. Both are KC,MO.

Bing maps and Google maps will give you the hook up.

okcchief
06-08-2010, 01:19 PM
We stayed at the Westin in Crown Center last year which was nice. The Raiders ended up staying their and I saw Al Davis in the morning. Not the best way to wake up. I'm assuming the Niners will probably stay there too. We got a great deal through hotwire last year and I'm hoping to luck out again. My wife is a big Niners fan so we will be going to this game as well.

HC_Chief
06-08-2010, 01:20 PM
We stayed at the Westin in Crown Center last year which was nice. The Raiders ended up staying their and I saw Al Davis in the morning. Not the best way to wake up. I'm assuming the Niners will probably stay there too. We got a great deal through hotwire last year and I'm hoping to luck out again. My wife is a big Niners fan so we will be going to this game as well.

Yeah, opponents always stay there. It's not too far from Power & Light; short (maybe $10) taxi ride.

KCrockaholic
06-08-2010, 01:22 PM
A couple years ago the Patriots stayed at the Marriot hotel in OP.

DonTellMeShowMe
06-08-2010, 01:30 PM
what's parking like around the stadium in that case? Say i just have tickets, can I expect maybe to just roll up and pay $20 somewhere nearby...sorry I am used to SF games where parking is def a hassle

DonTellMeShowMe
06-08-2010, 01:30 PM
We stayed at the Westin in Crown Center last year which was nice. The Raiders ended up staying their and I saw Al Davis in the morning. Not the best way to wake up. I'm assuming the Niners will probably stay there too. We got a great deal through hotwire last year and I'm hoping to luck out again. My wife is a big Niners fan so we will be going to this game as well.

Cool man!

KCrockaholic
06-08-2010, 01:31 PM
what's parking like around the stadium in that case? Say i just have tickets, can I expect maybe to just roll up and pay $20 somewhere nearby...sorry I am used to SF games where parking is def a hassle

It's 20 bucks last time I was at a game.

DonTellMeShowMe
06-08-2010, 01:37 PM
cool guys thanks for the help...any other tips greatly appreciated...

? Will I get beer dumped on me for rockin a 49ers jersey? lol the midwest fans are a bit more rough than these AZ cardinals fans and Cali Fans

gblowfish
06-08-2010, 01:40 PM
When you come here, don't tell the locals that the worst restaurant in SF is better than the best restaurant in KC.

That doesn't go over real big here...

MoreLemonPledge
06-08-2010, 01:42 PM
cool guys thanks for the help...any other tips greatly appreciated...

? Will I get beer dumped on me for rockin a 49ers jersey? lol the midwest fans are a bit more rough than these AZ cardinals fans and Cali Fans

Not at all. Our fans can talk some shit, but hospitality is very much still alive in the Midwest. As long as you're not wearing a Raiders or Broncos jersey, you'll be fine.

DonTellMeShowMe
06-08-2010, 01:46 PM
haha great to hear

I def no SF snob haha Im from north of there so I dont have that "bay" mentality

Not at all. Our fans can talk some shit, but hospitality is very much still alive in the Midwest. As long as you're not wearing a Raiders or Broncos jersey, you'll be fine.

-honestly, Cardinals fans have been prob the "chodiest" I have seen so far (prob due to division rivalry). I don't care about shit talking and what not

luv
06-08-2010, 01:53 PM
Parking is $22, unless it went up from last year.

Hotels depend on how much you're looking to spend. If I need to stay someplace cheap, I stay at the Super 8 in Overland Park. Rooms are kinda small, but clean. It's a little bit of a drive, but doesn't take long on the highway.

Near the Plaza, I like the Marriott. It's not directly on the Plaza, so it's not hard to get in and out. Parking garage is kind of close quarters and is charged on top of cost of hotel. I think it was $13/night, but they didn't charge me last time. I know which one it is on hotwire, so i get it for about $75/night. Not far from Westport either.

A few blocks from the P&L District, I stayed at the Crowne Plaza. Was nice, and the location was worth the price since I could walk to the District. Pricy though.

I've stayed in one across from the stadium, but I don't remember which one. I didn't pay for it, so I didn't pay too much attention. We still drove to the game to tailgate though.

DonTellMeShowMe
06-08-2010, 02:14 PM
thanks chick! great info

MOhillbilly
06-08-2010, 02:19 PM
Parking is $22, unless it went up from last year.

Hotels depend on how much you're looking to spend. If I need to stay someplace cheap, I stay at the Super 8 in Overland Park. Rooms are kinda small, but clean. It's a little bit of a drive, but doesn't take long on the highway.

Near the Plaza, I like the Marriott. It's not directly on the Plaza, so it's not hard to get in and out. Parking garage is kind of close quarters and is charged on top of cost of hotel. I think it was $13/night, but they didn't charge me last time. I know which one it is on hotwire, so i get it for about $75/night. Not far from Westport either.

A few blocks from the P&L District, I stayed at the Crowne Plaza. Was nice, and the location was worth the price since I could walk to the District. Pricy though.

I've stayed in one across from the stadium, but I don't remember which one. I didn't pay for it, so I didn't pay too much attention. We still drove to the game to tailgate though.

i thought parking was 26-27$.

luv
06-08-2010, 02:20 PM
i thought parking was 26-27$.

It wasn't last year. I don't know if it's gone up for this year though.

luv
06-08-2010, 02:23 PM
http://www.kcchiefs.com/arrowhead/parking-and-tailgating.html

Frequently asked Questions
Parking $22
RV/Limo/Bus Parking $60

Gates open 3 1/2 hours prior to kickoff

Update for the 2009 season With the updates to the complex, Limousines that are staying for the game will be parked in the front of Lot A. Limos that are not staying for the game can return after halftime and stage on the north side of lot M in front of Kauffman Stadium at the direction of our Traffic personnel. Taxies can stage on the West side of lot M in the roadway, at the direction of our Traffic personnel. RVs and motorhomes need to enter the sports complex through gate 6. We ask All Chiefs fans to follow the directions of our Traffic staff when entering the complex for Chiefs games or any event at Arrowhead.


Looks like this is still last year's info.

58-4ever
06-08-2010, 03:05 PM
The Sheraton across the street from the Stadium has been renovated lately. I would definitely recommend it for your Saturday stay.

DonTellMeShowMe
06-08-2010, 03:30 PM
thanks 58...I'll check it out

anyone buy/check out this site for tickets?
http://www.coasttocoasttickets.com/buy/kansas_city_mo.htm?pid=1352911

OnTheWarpath58
06-08-2010, 03:34 PM
cool guys thanks for the help...any other tips greatly appreciated...

? Will I get beer dumped on me for rockin a 49ers jersey? lol the midwest fans are a bit more rough than these AZ cardinals fans and Cali Fans

No, we only beat the shit out of our own.

I've yet to go to a game at Arrowhead and not see a fight between two Chiefs fans.

Chocolate Hog
06-08-2010, 03:36 PM
No, we only beat the shit out of our own.

I've yet to go to a game at Arrowhead and not see a fight between two Chiefs fans.

I sw a Bills fan get knocked out. Raiders/Chiefs games ALWAYS have alot of fights too.

OnTheWarpath58
06-08-2010, 03:36 PM
i thought parking was 26-27$.

A Red Reserved pass is, AFAIK.

I paid $22 for grass parking last year - bottom of the hill where Phil used to park where lots G and H meet.

Best deal to park by far.

DonTellMeShowMe
06-08-2010, 03:36 PM
No, we only beat the shit out of our own.

I've yet to go to a game at Arrowhead and not see a fight between two Chiefs fans.

haha that's pretty funny

I'll see some fans go at about QB fights (Alex Smith vs. Shaun Hill - this was last year). Do some of them start over Cassel?

luv
06-08-2010, 03:37 PM
thanks 58...I'll check it out

anyone buy/check out this site for tickets?
http://www.coasttocoasttickets.com/buy/kansas_city_mo.htm?pid=1352911

Hope you like upper level or lower level endzone.

Chocolate Hog
06-08-2010, 03:37 PM
As I have mentioned before, I am traveling out to KC in September to see the KC vs. SF game. Flying into MCI (which is days as you know from arrowhead...), but I am curious if you guys had suggestions as where to stay?

i.e. Fri night would be nice to stay somewhere near some bars and whatnot,
and Sat night it would be cool to stay near Arrowhead; question: is there anywhere you recommend staying that is "walking" distance to the stadium (or some kind of public transportation)?

Any recommendations are greatly appreciated! Any tips on things to see would be cool too (so far, just the game and Boulevard brewery is on the list, so not much planned out yet lol).

Theres a Mariott in midtown you could choose between Westport or The Plaza. Both are walking distance and cabfare wouldn't be much either. PNL is ok if you like douchbags, overpriced drinks, and chain bars.

DonTellMeShowMe
06-08-2010, 03:38 PM
where do you guys suggest buying tix? go the typical ticketmaster route?

luv
06-08-2010, 03:40 PM
where do you guys suggest buying tix? go the typical ticketmaster route?

Might have more of a selection there or stubhub.

DonTellMeShowMe
06-08-2010, 03:40 PM
Hope you like upper level or lower level endzone.

uhhh yeah def not...

there's some around 20yd line looks like...I could live with that.

Maybe sitting endzone row 1 would be legit (not for views) but for SF td's

DonTellMeShowMe
06-08-2010, 03:41 PM
Theres a Mariott in midtown you could choose between Westport or The Plaza. Both are walking distance and cabfare wouldn't be much either. PNL is ok if you like douchbags, overpriced drinks, and chain bars.

ok cool thanks! Do you guys suggest hitting up any other breweries besides Boulevard?

luv
06-08-2010, 03:45 PM
ok cool thanks! Do you guys suggest hitting up any other breweries besides Boulevard?

That Marriott is the one I like so much. Newly renovated. The king bed rooms are suh-weet. Like I said, price is good if you find it on hotwire.

Boulevard tour is pretty cool. Are there others?

Chocolate Hog
06-08-2010, 03:47 PM
ok cool thanks! Do you guys suggest hitting up any other breweries besides Boulevard?

Boulevard is the king of breweries in KC. Some food places I'd suggest in that area: Westport Flea Market, McCoys, Jackstack, Classic Cup. Thats just a few and alot of cool bars in that area like I said. Easily my favorite part of the metro area.

DonTellMeShowMe
06-08-2010, 03:50 PM
Boulevard is the king of breweries in KC. Some food places I'd suggest in that area: Westport Flea Market, McCoys, Jackstack, Classic Cup. Thats just a few and alot of cool bars in that area like I said. Easily my favorite part of the metro area.

Great! Thanks! These are the kinds of suggestions I was hoping for

Chocolate Hog
06-08-2010, 03:52 PM
Also for tix i'm not sure how long you want to wait. The week of the game visiting teams usually turn back tickets and sometimes you can get some pretty sweet seats. A few years ago when the Chiefs played the Niners I was able to get some gret tix on the 40 yard line visitors bench.

DonTellMeShowMe
06-08-2010, 03:56 PM
Also for tix i'm not sure how long you want to wait. The week of the game visiting teams usually turn back tickets and sometimes you can get some pretty sweet seats. A few years ago when the Chiefs played the Niners I was able to get some gret tix on the 40 yard line visitors bench.

yeah, if I wasn't coming from out of town I might have wanted to wait, but now I am not sure. Looks like decent seats will run around $130 w/o their extra charges...

DonTellMeShowMe
06-08-2010, 04:45 PM
...ok another question...

any thoughts on seats that are at the corner of endzones? I have sat a lot of places but never there (i.e. Sec. 106, 132, 124 at arrowhead: http://www.kcchiefs.com/tickets/seating.html)

-I have sat at the 50 before, good view of the whole field, but not really close to anything
-Endzone: great views 1/2 the game + fieldgoal post blocking your view

-I am thinking these corner seats would be good to see some action close, but still see stuff downfield. What do you guys think? (note: neither of our teams had sensational offenses last season, so who knows how often they'll be seeing the endzone lol).

Chocolate Hog
06-08-2010, 05:01 PM
...ok another question...

any thoughts on seats that are at the corner of endzones? I have sat a lot of places but never there (i.e. Sec. 106, 132, 124 at arrowhead: http://www.kcchiefs.com/tickets/seating.html)

-I have sat at the 50 before, good view of the whole field, but not really close to anything
-Endzone: great views 1/2 the game + fieldgoal post blocking your view

-I am thinking these corner seats would be good to see some action close, but still see stuff downfield. What do you guys think? (note: neither of our teams had sensational offenses last season, so who knows how often they'll be seeing the endzone lol).

I've sat in the corner endzone it was OK. Tickets go on sale in late July my guess would be you should be able to buy tickets for the niners game. How many people are you coming with?

soopamanluva
06-08-2010, 05:30 PM
...ok another question...

any thoughts on seats that are at the corner of endzones? I have sat a lot of places but never there (i.e. Sec. 106, 132, 124 at arrowhead: http://www.kcchiefs.com/tickets/seating.html)

-I have sat at the 50 before, good view of the whole field, but not really close to anything
-Endzone: great views 1/2 the game + fieldgoal post blocking your view

-I am thinking these corner seats would be good to see some action close, but still see stuff downfield. What do you guys think? (note: neither of our teams had sensational offenses last season, so who knows how often they'll be seeing the endzone lol).

Ive sat all over arrowhead. There really isn't a bad seat there. The corner seats are ok. I never had a problem with seeing the field. The seats are Really close to the field so if your in the lower level you should be able to see. The tickets aren't for sale yet.

ralittleus
06-08-2010, 08:10 PM
The Argosy Casino has a nice hotel and is a short cab ride anywhere

DonTellMeShowMe
06-08-2010, 10:25 PM
oh I am looking on stubhub and it looks like you can purchase them. I am guessing you buy them now, and whenever they receive them, they'll ship

I saw the ticketmaster thing on the chiefs website (...the fact they go sale in July)



I've sat in the corner endzone it was OK. Tickets go on sale in late July my guess would be you should be able to buy tickets for the niners game. How many people are you coming with?

-Just me and my brother, so two total

luv
06-08-2010, 10:36 PM
oh I am looking on stubhub and it looks like you can purchase them. I am guessing you buy them now, and whenever they receive them, they'll ship

I saw the ticketmaster thing on the chiefs website (...the fact they go sale in July)





-Just me and my brother, so two total

Let me know if you guys need a place to tailgate. You're welcome to join us, even if you are SF fans.

ChiefsCountry
06-08-2010, 10:46 PM
A few blocks from the P&L District, I stayed at the Crowne Plaza. Was nice, and the location was worth the price since I could walk to the District. Pricy though.


Crowne Plaza is nice, I got to stay there for free bc they have a rule where if they don't give you a wakeup call then the room is free. Worked out pretty nice.

ChiefsCountry
06-08-2010, 10:48 PM
A Red Reserved pass is, AFAIK.

I paid $22 for grass parking last year - bottom of the hill where Phil used to park where lots G and H meet.

Best deal to park by far.

Each year I debate about getting a parking pass but why spend the extra money when I can just hoof it from the far lots.

luv
06-08-2010, 10:52 PM
Each year I debate about getting a parking pass but why spend the extra money when I can just hoof it from the far lots.

We park in the grass median between the red lot and the road. $22. And the walk isn't bad at all.

DonTellMeShowMe
06-08-2010, 11:22 PM
Let me know if you guys need a place to tailgate. You're welcome to join us, even if you are SF fans.

Hey thanks! I appreciate the offer. Don't worry...I'm the 49ers fan, my brother is a huuuuge Chiefs fan living in Cali haha. One of the rare ones I guess you can say