Early Practice Helps Chiefs Fans Beat the Heat

By Sean Everson | severson@kq2.com

Published 07/25 2014 05:16PM

Updated 07/25 2014 05:19PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Chiefs fans heading to Missouri Western for training camp are getting a break from the heat.

Fans are able to miss the hottest part of the day as the team holds practices in the morning.

"We really really like it in the morning and it seems like the weather is a little bit better in the morning also," said Chiefs fan Kelsey Gorges.

Practices are held at 8:15 a.m.

Heartland-Mosaic Emergency Management Director Wally Patrick says that switching practice from the afternoon to the morning the last few years has helped reduce the need of assistance due to the heat.

"So the switch to the morning has made a big difference. It's still hot, but it's not the maximum heat of the day practice time so it's made a big difference in the number of fans that we're seeing," Patrick said.

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