Chiefs announce training camp dates

Marcus Peters. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger- USA TODAY Sports
Marcus Peters. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger- USA TODAY Sports /

The Kansas City Chiefs have announced the start date of training camp.

Kansas City is done with the offseason work, and now has announced the beginning of training camp. The Chiefs will begin work at St. Joe’s come July 30 and stay at camp until the end of practice on Aug. 18, according to a team release.

For those who like to attend, most of the practices will be at 8:15 a.m. CST and 9:15 a.m. CST, hoping to keep some of the temperatures down for both fans and players. Family Fun Day will take place on Aug. 6, something that is always a favorite for folks.

All told, there will be 15 practices and four team autograph sessions, with two of those coming in July. For the first practice and family night, there is a $5 charge for admission.

After attending last year, I would advise anybody to pack the sunblock and an umbrella. It can be incredibly hot and for those not familiar with the heat of the Midwest (I am guilty as sin) it can be something to behold.

Kansas City will stay in camp through the first preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks and then break for Kansas City before the second contest.