Chiefs Scrimmage Draws Record Turn Out

Chiefs Scrimmage Draws Record Turn Out

Crowds packed into Spratt Stadium for a glimpse at the Chiefs first scrimmage today. With so many traveling from so far they're hitting up local venues adding to the economic impact this camp is having on St. Joe.
Crowds packed into Spratt Stadium for a glimpse at the Chiefs first scrimmage today. With so many traveling from so far their hitting up local venues adding to the economic impact this camp is having on St. Joe.

"This is actually our fourth trip out here in the last week. We have been eating at some of the restaurants and doing a little shopping," said fan, Matt Lewis.

"I have heard about the museums and Jesse James. That is something we might do tomorrow," said another fan, David Patterson.

Officials say Saturday's practice reached a record high turn out of 10,721 fans. Missouri Western State University even had to call in extra volunteers to help park cars.

�I am relieved that we pulled it off. It was a success. I'm looking forward to the rest of camp. It has been a great experience,� said MWSU Athletic Director, Dave Williams.

Fans also had the chance to enjoy a day of family fun.

"It is a nice experience for the kids to get personal with the Chiefs and get their autographs. They were really friendly with all of us,� said fan, Jessica Vangundy.

"It is a fun event. We are Chiefs fans and we thought it would be something fun to do,� said Patterson.

Between the jumping gyms, face painting, and getting autographs the day was more about the kids than grown ups.

"I got to go and make a touch down in the bouncy house,� said kid Chief fan, Jacob Bailes.

Roughly 30,000 have attended the Chiefs training camp since opening last week.
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