Kansas City Chiefs vs. Washington Commanders preseason game: Kickoff time, how to watch

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Chiefs fans should see a little more of quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the rest of the first team in Saturday’s preseason game against the Washington Commanders at Arrowhead Stadium.

Coach Andy Reid on Thursday outlined his plan for playing time in the game against Washington.

“We’ll go somewhere first half with the one’s (first team) — it might be shorter than that, but I’m just going to see how things go,” Reid said. “And then the rest of the guys will fill in. (Backup quarterback) Chad Henne won’t play this game. Like last year, we’ll sit him and give the two young guys some extra time.”

Mahomes and the Chiefs first-team offense played just one series against the Chicago Bears last week.

Here is what to know about this week’s game whether you’re headed to Arrowhead, watching on TV or listening on radio.


The game is at 3 p.m. Saturday at Arrowhead Stadium

Television information

The game will air on KSHB-TV (Ch. 41) in Kansas City. Ari Wolfe and Trent Green will call the action, with Kimmi Chex and Matt McMullen reporting.

Radio options

WDAF-FM (106.5) will carry the game with Mitch Holthus and Danan Hughes in the booth and Josh Klingler working as the sideline reporter.

A Spanish-language broadcast will be on KSSA-FM (105.9) with Enrique Morales and Oscar Monterroso calling the action and Hannah Bassham reporting on the sideline.

Either broadcast can be streamed on the Chiefs Mobile app within a 50-mile radius of Kansas City, the team said.

Chiefs charity game

Saturday is the annual Chiefs Charity Game, which was first held in 1985. The Chiefs said they have raised more than $15 million for area charities that benefit needy children. Saturday’s game will benefit the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA).

Parking info

Parking lots to the Truman Sports Complex will open at 10:30 a.m. Fans can’t pay at the tollgates, so parking passes must be bought at the Chiefs’ website or the team’s app.

New screening process

The Chiefs will be using a CEIA Opengate metal detector at the gates. Fans, walking at a normal speed won’t need to empty their pockets or clear bags as they pass through the device, CEIA says. The company adds that it “provides a near-zero low nuisance alarm rate on personal, non-threat items compared with any other detection system available today.”


Cash is not accepted for concession or retail sales.

Times to know

10:30 a.m.: Parking gates open

1 p.m.: All gates open at Arrowhead Stadium

2 p.m.: Team warm-ups start

2:57 p.m.: Commanders team introduction

2:59 p.m.: Chiefs team introduction

3 p.m: National anthem

3:03 p.m.: Coin toss

3:05 p.m.: Kickoff