Kansas City Chiefs hope to have around 16,000 fans in participation for NFL opener

The Kansas City Chiefs, who recently declared they wanted to sell tickets for home games, said they would have around 16,000 fans in participation for the Sept. 10 season opener against the Houston Texans at Arrowhead Stadium.

The Chiefs reported Monday they would restrict participation for early-season games to 22% of stadium capacity. They recorded Arrowhead’s participation a year ago at 72,936, which would mean at 22% capacity they would sell 16,046 tickets.

The Chiefs said they would adjust participation at home games later in the season contingent upon conditions.

The Chiefs have had crowds under 16,000 at Arrowhead in their history. They had 11,902 fans for a game against the New York Jets in December 1982, and they had 11,377 for a game against the Denver Broncos in December 1983.

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