Best Seats at Arrowhead Stadium – Chiefs Seating Chart

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The best seats at Arrowhead Stadium are the first 5 rows of the upper bowl (300 level) at midfield – sections 323 to 325. They offer the ideal mix of stellar views, affordable pricing, and crowd energy. For visitors with a little more money to spend, sections 221 and 227 on the CommunityAmerica Club Level offer a great mix of amenities and home-team views. Sections 246, 201, and 202 on the visitors side are another great choice for premium seating.

Pricing varies significantly based on the opponent, but Chiefs tickets under Patrick Mahomes rarely go for less than $300 and can easily top several thousand dollars a seat for VIP options. Read on for everything you need to know about the best seats for Chiefs games.

The Basics of Arrowhead Stadium

Arrowhead Stadium is the home of the Kansas City Chiefs and part of the Truman Sports Complex, which also houses Kauffman Stadium, home of the Kansas City Royals. GEHA Field, the official name of Arrowhead Stadium, has a seating capacity of 76,416 fans, making it one of the largest stadiums in the NFL. It also proudly boasts the Guinness World Record of 142.2 decibels for the loudest stadium in the NFL.

Though commonly known as Arrowhead Stadium, GEHA, a medical and dental insurance provider for federal government employees, holds the naming rights to the field long-term.

Arrowhead is located outside the city center, southeast of Kansas City. It was originally opened in 1972 and refurbished in 2010. Known as one of the loudest stadiums in the NFL, Arrowhead is also legendary for tailgating, even offering luxury tailgating suites for rent if you don’t want to provide your own gear.

Ready to find the best seats at Arrowhead? Read on, as that depends highly on what kind of experience you’re going for.

Arrowhead Stadium Seating Chart

There are differing numbers of seats per row based on where you are in the stadium. However, you can find your way around with a few helpful hints.

Seats are organized by section (think of this as a level –  lower bowl is 100 level, club level is 200 level, and upper bowl is 300 level). Then each section has rows, which are numbered, and each row has seats, which are also numbered. When you are looking at the field, seat numbers count up from right to left.

Field Level (lower 100 level)
CommunityAmerica Club Level
Upper 300 Level

The Best Seats at Arrowhead Stadium

Whether you’re looking for Arrowhead stadium tickets for a Chiefs playoff game or one of the many live events hosted at Arrowhead, the best seats depend on your budget and what kind of experience you want to have.

A general rule of thumb is: the first 20 rows of the lower deck (100 level) and the upper deck (300 level) are best for fans who want to be in the action, participating in the energy of the event and making friends with their neighbors.

Rows higher than 20 tend to be rowdier, so choose these seats if you are looking to save money or if you are there to party.

There is hardly a bad seat at Arrowhead, but you will want to avoid the lower row seats in the end zone sections, where your view might be blocked by the uprights.

The premium seating option available to most visitors, especially if you’re buying Kansas City Chiefs tickets on the secondary market like StubHub or SeatGeek, is the CommunityAmerica Club level (200 level). These seats are best for football fans who want a little more comfort and are ok with being a bit removed from the excitement – these seats are best described as watching the fan experience as opposed to creating that energy.

What is the best view at Arrowhead? My favorite seats are the first few rows of the upper deck at midfield, where you have a great view of the whole field, but you’re not so high that you can’t see the specifics of what’s going on. If you want to be on the lower level, the best view is going to come around row 10, where you are high enough to see over the Chiefs sideline but still very close to the field.

Best Seats for Sun and Shade

Depending on the time of year, sun or shade may be of critical importance to your experience at Arrowhead. The Chiefs side of the stadium is the side in the shade, which is nice at the beginning of the season when it may still be hot and sunny, and less nice in the winter, when the shade makes temperatures drop 10 degrees when compared with the visitors side.

There is very little cover at Arrowhead, and most seats are exposed to the elements. Only the uppermost rows of the lower level are covered by the Club level, with more rows being covered as you go around the end zone sections. The midfield sections of the lower level are entirely exposed, with no overhang.

Even the club level seats are exposed, except the suites, which are covered with the overhang from the upper level. All the CommunityAmerica club seats are exposed.

Best Seats at Arrowhead Stadium for Concerts

Section 120, row 5 at the Beyonce concert – photo courtesy of BlackberryBabe

Typically for concerts, the field level is turned into floor seating, with the stage on one end. This is from the Beyonce concert at Arrowhead in section 120, row 5. It was close enough to see the entire stage, but far enough away to see over the heads of everyone on the floor and not miss a minute.

The Beyonce concert was set up with the stage in front of sections 107-113, facing out.

If you missed the Taylor Swift Eras stop at Arrowhead, don’t fret. In summer 2024, Arrowhead stadium will play host to both Kenny Chesney and Morgan Wallen.

You definitely want to be in the lower level for concerts if ticket prices allow. Ideally, sections 103, 104, or 105 and sections 117, 118, and 119. These will keep you close enough to see everything but from a mostly-frontal view as opposed to seating areas that are going to be closer to the stage but have a view from the side.

The upper level will mean you are mostly watching the concert on the big screens as opposed to watching the performer themselves, because they will be far enough away that you can’t see that much detail. However, prices in the upper level will be much lower than the lower, so if you’re going upper, try to be in the first few rows.

Lower Level Seats

If you’re a proud member of Chiefs Kingdom, the lower level seats may feel like the only option. In this section, you are going to be right in it – the crowd will be loud, friendly, and expecting you to participate.

The best seats in the lower bowl of Arrowhead stadium are going to be at midfield and about 10 rows back. This lets you see over the players and staff on the sidelines, though it can still be difficult to tell what kind of play is being called and how many yards to the next first down. I have found this to be the case at multiple stadiums – sometimes, the birds-eye view is actually the better one!

Section 128 – photo courtesy of BlackberryBabe

If you do opt for lower level seats, avoid the end zone sections – sections 126, 127, 128, 129, and 130 on one side and sections 108, 109, 110, 111, and 112 on the other side. The problem with these seats is both that they are partially blocked by the uprights, as well as they make it difficult to see what is happening when play is on the other end of the field.

Upper Level Seats

Interestingly, Chiefs fans routinely say that the first 10 rows of the upper level are the best in the stadium – better than the lower level! This is a great way to see the whole field, and the way Arrowhead is architected, the levels are fairly stacked on top of each other as opposed to fanning out. This means that even in the upper level, your view isn’t overly taken up by the lower stands…you can still see the field clearly.

Section 341 row 10 – photo courtesy of BlackberryBabe

If I had to pick the perfect seats in Arrowhead, I would pick the first row on the upper level at the 50-yard line – section 324 row 1.

Section 325 – photo courtesy of BlackberryBabe

For visitors, the best seats are going to be section 301 row 1.

ADA Seating at Arrowhead

Accessible seating is available at Arrowhead on the lower and club levels, with tickets available for the person needing accessible seating and up to one adjacent seat for a companion. ADA sections include:

  • 102
  • 103
  • 104
  • 105
  • 108
  • 109
  • 111
  • 112
  • 115
  • 116
  • 117
  • 121
  • 123
  • 126
  • 127
  • 129
  • 130
  • 133
  • 134
  • 203
  • 212
  • 214
  • 221

The best entrances for guests needing accessible accommodations are

  • GEHA Gate 
  • T-Mobile Gate 
  • Community America Gate 
  • Hy-Vee Gate 

Premium Seating at Arrowhead

Arrowhead offers several VIP seating and game experience options, but most of them are only available by purchasing directly from the GEHA Field ticket office. If you’re looking for the best premium seating options available on resale sites like Ticketmaster or StubHub, the CommunityAmerica Club Level tickets are your best (and really only) option.

CommunityAmerica Club Level

Photo courtesy of the Chiefs

Located on the 200 level of GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, this is the most common of the premium seating options for Chiefs fans.

What do club level seats include at Arrowhead stadium? Visitors here will get premium seats between the lower and upper levels (many of them covered), climate-controlled concourses, lounges and bar areas with upscale food and beverages available for purchase (and flat screen TVs so you never miss a play).

CommunityAmerica Club seats are in sections 201 to 246, and visitors here can access the stadium 2 and a half hours before kickoff and stay 1 hour after the game ends.

The seats in the club level are slightly nicer than lower bowl or upper bowl seats, but the real difference with Club seats is that the vibe is a little more subdued than being directly in the action. Finally, you will find nicer and less busy restrooms on the Club level than on either the lower or upper levels.

The Huddle

Photo courtesy of the Chiefs

The Huddle is Arrowhead Stadium’s newest and arguably fanciest experience, with a speakeasy vibe that nods to the red and gold without being garish. Access to The Huddle comes with mid-field season tickets on the CommunityAmerica club level (The Huddle itself is located behind section 244), reserved parking, a private stadium entrance, and all-inclusive food and drinks. Members even get umbrella service from their cars during inclement weather – talk about full service! We haven’t seen any Huddle tickets available for resale, so to get this one, you may have to find a well-connected friend.

Kingdom Club

Photo courtesy of the Chiefs

What is the Chiefs Kingdom Club? The Chiefs Kingdom Club is an all-inclusive club with premium food and alcohol, available to season ticket holders for around $8000 a season (two tickets per home game). Kingdom Club pass holders get early access to the stadium 30 minutes before the general public and the club stays open one hour after the game ends, so you can extend your fun. Food and drinks can be taken to your seats. The Kingdom Club is located at street level, so you don’t have a view of the game from the club itself – best to enjoy the amenities here before the game and head to your seat for all the action.

Bud Light Locker Room Club

Photo courtesy of the Chiefs

The Locker Room Club at Arrowhead has until this year been considered the premier VIP experience at Arrowhead (until the introduction of The Huddle, which provides a different, but equally nice, experience).

The Locker Room Club is ideal for fans who want to be very close to the action – in addition to all-inclusive food and non-alcoholic drinks, guests also get field-level seats right behind the Chiefs sidelines. In case that’s not enough adrenaline, you also get access to the post-game press conference and can watch players as they enter and exit the locker room.

Enter the stadium 2.5 hours before kickoff, and cozy up to the private bar. Locker Room Club passholders also get priority access to ticket sales for other events held at Arrowhead. You aren’t going to find these tickets up for resale, but you can contact the venue directly for details.

Foolish Lounge

Photo courtesy of the Chiefs

The Foolish Lounge is one of 4 private clubs-within-a-club on the CommunityAmerica Club Level of Arrowhead. It features all-inclusive food, beer, wine, specialty drinks, and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as access to purchase premium parking. The Chiefs sell season access to the Foolish Lounge for a modest price, but you can’t typically get access on resale.


Photo courtesy of the Chiefs

The Penthouse is right where it sounds – at the very top of Arrowhead stadium. This means you can see absolutely everything…but not from very close. The Penthouse is an all-inclusive food and beverage seating option, and it offers exclusively indoor seating to view the game. That’s right – you won’t be outside with the rest of Chiefs Kingdom when you’re watching from the Penthouse, which makes this a great option for those needing a respite from bad weather but who still want to be at the live game.

Ford Founder’s Club

Photo courtesy of the Chiefs

The Founder’s Club is a members-only club (with day passes available for purchase) that gets you a lounge with all-inclusive food and drinks. This large space has its own private entrance, which is open 2.5 hours before kickoff, and patrons often enjoy visits from the Chiefs cheerleaders, KC Wolf, and other Chiefs Ambassadors. There are tons of windows to catch the game from comfortable armchairs, and your wristband allows you to come and go throughout the game.


Photo courtesy of the Chiefs

There are several suite options, seating between 10 and 40 guests. The majority of luxury suites are call Club Gold and Club Red suites, with Gold holding 21-27 seats and Red holding 11-19 seats. Most suites are located on the 200 Club level.

What’s the difference between a suite and one of the clubs at Arrowhead? With a suite, you are getting a fully private experience for you and your guests, with customizable food and drink options (usually charged separately from the suite rental itself), a private bathroom, and lots of space to move around both indoor and out. What you won’t get, however, is the camaraderie with the crowd.

With Club seats, you get basically the same view as from the suites, but it’s much less private and an intermediate feel in terms of being “in the action.” Die-hard fans will say that the Club level is way too subdued for them, and that if you want to be part of the energy of the game, you have to be on the upper or (ideally) lower sections.

Suites typically cost $15,000 to $30,000 for a game, and can be rented from the Chiefs directly for a single game or the whole season.

Chairman’s Club

Photo courtesy of the Chiefs

Located above section 221, the Chairman’s Club is another of the clubs-in-a-club located within the CommunityAmerica Club Level. Chairman’s Club passes include all-inclusive premium food and drinks and the ability to purchase premium parking.

Champions Club

Photo courtesy of the Chiefs

Similar to the Chairman’s Club, the Champion’s Club is located above section 203 on the Club level (on the visitors side), and offers the same all-inclusive food and drinks and the ability to purchase premium parking. Chairman’s and Champions are comparable experiences at different places in the stadium.

The Best Seats for Food at Arrowhead

If you go to Arrowhead, GO HUNGRY. Kansas City is rightly known as one of the best cities in the world for barbeque, and the food options at Arrowhead reflects its history.

Try the burnt ends mac and cheese from Mac Shack in sections 103 and 117, or grab the brand new Big Red Sandwich, with sliced prime black Angus brisket and coffee-brined pulled pork on a toasted brioche bun, with pickles and BBQ sauce, available at the general concession stands throughout the stadium.

On the club level, bbq takes the form of the bone-in beef short rib sandwich with pepper jack cheese, crispy onions, and – of course – spicy bbq sauce.

In addition to the standard stadium fare you expect, you can also find some insane “over the top” nachos at Top Taco in section 103 and 113 and the all-new loaded bbq tots and bacon cheeseburger fries at standard concession stands throughout.

How to Get to Arrowhead Stadium

Arrowhead is not located in the heart of Kansas City, and most people choose to drive and park. If you do, make sure to designate a sober driver, and have them take advantage of the designated driver perks that Arrowhead offers.

If parking isn’t for you, there are other modes of transport for visitors.

Public Transportation

Buses 47 and 29 serve the Truman Sports Complex. Check out your route options here.

Rideshare to Arrowhead

Uber, Lyft, and zTrip passengers can drop off and pick up rides at the Missouri Welcome Center (which is permanently closed), located between Gates 1 and 2 on Blue Ridge Cutoff.

Parking at Arrowhead

If you plan to park at Arrowhead, you must purchase parking ahead of time. Parking lots open 4.5 hours before kickoff, and guests may not remain in the parking lots during games or after a concert headliner has taken the stage (meaning that you can’t tailgate through the entire game).

There are different “levels” of parking you can purchase, and where you park is determined by which type of parking you have and which gate you enter. Traffic flows counter-clockwise, so keep this in mind if you have a specific parking lot you wish to be in.

Platinum parking is VIP parking, located in section E, a small part of section H, and section M. Platinum parking passholders should enter through gate 5 or gate 6 for section E and through gate 7 for section H.

Gold Parking is the first several rows of most of the sections – A, B, C, D, J, H, G, and F.

The majority of parking is Red Parking, which are the further back rows of the lots ringing the stadium, as well as all of lots L, N, and O, which are used as overflow.

ADA parking is available in sections A, B, C, D, J, H, G, and F.

How Early Should You Get to a Chiefs Game?

When you go to a Chiefs home game depends on what you’re doing there. Here are opening times for all the important zones in the case of Chiefs games:

Parking lots – 4.5 hours prior to kickoff

Tailgate suites – 4.5 hours prior to kickoff

Ford Tailgate district – 4 hours prior to kickoff

CommunityAmerica Club – 2.5 hours prior to kickoff

Premium Clubs – 2.5 hours prior to kickoff

Stadium gates – 2 hours prior to kickoff

Regardless of your opening time, you will want to arrive no later than 1 hour before kickoff, to allow yourself time to get through security, find your seats, and purchase any food or beverage that you want. This will allow you to get settled as well as see the pregame fanfare without feeling rushed.

Tailgating at Arrowhead

Tailgating is allowed in all parking lots at the Truman Sports Complex, which houses both Arrowhead Stadium and Kauffman Stadium. Chiefs tailgating is legendary, and definitely worth a visit – maybe not on your first game at Arrowhead, but it’s a must-do at some point if you’re a Chiefs fan.

Parking spaces must be used for both a vehicle and tailgating equipment, and the total tailgate space is limited to 8 feet behind each parking space, for a total of 24 feet for the vehicle, tailgating equipment, and people.

Tailgate Suites

Photo courtesy of the Chiefs

If you want a more comfortable tailgating experience, the 10 tailgate suites at Arrowhead are an option. They offer space for 20+ guests and include a fully catered buffet with a choice of menu options. Included in the suite is a trailer with indoor and rooftop seating, buffet and cocktail tables, lounge furniture, chairs, restrooms, two parking passes, and visits from KC Wolf and the Chiefs Cheerleaders!

Suite purchasers also have access to premium tickets and parking, which must be purchased separately. Suite prices vary but you can expect to pay $500 to $1000 per person, making this a very premium option, especially as it doesn’t include the actual game experience.

What Do You Wear to a Chiefs Game?

Chiefs Kingdom is not like every stadium…costumes are allowed and encouraged, as long as they adhere to the rules. All costumes must be removed in order to go through security, so you may wish to carry it in and dress after passing the screening.

Costumes must fit within your assigned seat, so you can’t crowd your neighbors. Costumes covering your face are strongly discouraged but not prohibited. Toy or replica weapons of any kind are prohibited, so leave those tomahawks at home.

If you choose to wear more standard apparel, you will want to dress for comfort. There is a lot of walking at a National Football League game, so choose comfortable shoes. Most people will be wearing jeans or shorts, depending on the time of year, and Chiefs shirts, sweaters, or jackets. If you don’t have any team gear, pick some up at the pro shop, or choose any red or yellow in your closet.

Weather in Missouri can be brutally cold in winter, so wear layers, bundle up, and remember that you will be outside for many hours. Insulated boots, wool socks, and base layers are practical additions to your game day wardrobe.

Arrowhead Stadium Bag Policy

Clear plastic bags up to 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches are allowed, as are clear backpacks and fanny packs. Clear one-gallon plastic zip-top bags are also allowed.

Small non-clear bags up to 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches are allowed.

I have a few favorite bags, depending on the event and who I’m going with:

  • 12×12 tote – we use this one most frequently for going as a family
  • Small purse – for when it’s adults-only and I want to look cute
  • Cross-body bag – practical and still holds a lot

Prohibited Items

The following items are not allowed into GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium:

  • All food and beverage, except a 20 oz or smaller factory-sealed bottle of water
  • Glass, metal, plastic thermos, cups, bottles, or flasks
  • Weapons
  • Fireworks
  • Flammable liquids
  • Noisemakers
  • Helmets and hardhats
  • Boom boxes
  • Video or professional cameras larger than 6 inches
  • Laser pointers, poles, or rods
  • Portable heaters
  • Large strollers
  • Floor mats or carpet squares
  • Seat cushions with pockets, zippers, compartments, or covers – cushions without these features are allowed
  • Sports balls

Wrap Up

There are few things I love more than Chiefs football. My husband says that his first memory of meeting me was walking by my open dorm room door in college to see me shouting at the TV, watching the Chiefs alone (I saw him weeks earlier, but he doesn’t remember me from then). He invited me to a watch party in one of the common rooms, and a friendship began.

We don’t live in Missouri anymore, but we still watch every game and I’m always looking for a chance to pick up the best seats at Arrowhead when I’m back in town.

Will you be joining Chiefs Kingdom this year?

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