KANSAS CITY, MO – Governor Mike Parson announced Thursday that Arrowhead Stadium will be used as a mass vaccination site for two days starting Friday March 19.
According to Parson, the state will partner with the Kansas City Health Department, the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, Truman Medical Center, the Kansas City Chiefs, and RideKC.
Two Missouri National Guard teams will be on site Friday and Saturday to facilitate the event.
Around 6,000 people are expected to be vaccinated. Individuals who have previously enrolled on the Jackson County Health Department website will be selected.
The clinic is available to people who are eligible for Phase 1B, Level 3.
This is not the first time government officials have taken advantage of Arrowhead’s sprawling borders amid the pandemic.
Arrowhead Stadium was also there during the November election used as a polling station.
The Kansas City, Missouri Electoral Board cleared the Chiefs’ home stadium, what was can accommodate around 16,000 fans – or 22% of capacity – for last season’s games to be used during the presidential election in September.