Jul 09, 2024

St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce excited for return of Chiefs Training Camp

Posted Jul 09, 2024 4:00 PM
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St. Joseph Post

Officials with the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce are excited to welcome back the defending Super Bowl Champions as Chiefs Training Camp is less than two weeks away.

Chamber spokesperson Kristie Bailey says it's always exciting when the Chiefs come to St. Joseph.

"We see a lot of visitors come to St. Joseph for Chiefs Training Camp," Bailey tells KFEQ Hotline host Barry Birr. "So of course at Missouri Western they do a great job of hosting all the visitors, Mosaic Life Care is a presenting sponsor they do a great job of making sure everyone stays healthy out there in that heat, so it's definitely a great time."

The $51 billion state budget recently signed by Governor Mike Parson included 2 point 1 million dollars for upgrades to Chiefs Training Camp.

The St. Joseph Convention and Visitors Bureau is also once again offering "Welcome Chiefs" signs. They will be available on Thursday from 10am to 6pm, or while supplies last, at the Visitors Center of the East Hills Library, limit two per person.

The Chamber of Commerce will again celebrate the return of Chiefs Training Camp at Missouri Western by hosting the Red Rally downtown.

Bailey says the Red Rally this year will be on July 27th.

"It's really to show the Chiefs just how much we appreciate them being in St. Joseph," Bailey explains. "And it's a way to get community members out to really celebrate the Chiefs being in town."

The rally will run from 1 to 6 pm on that Saturday, but Bailey says this year things are being changed up a bit.

"Not having the same performers as always," Bailey says. "We have two country music performers, we have Hailey Hatley and Blane Howard, Blane is a fan favorite, so we did bring Blane back," Bailey says.

Bailey says in honor of the relationship between Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift, a tribute band for Swift will also be performing.

Training camp opens to the public on July 21st and runs through August 15th Click here for the full training camp schedule.