KU will allow about 1,500 fans at Allen Fieldhouse to start season

The University of Kansas has announced that it will allow about 1,500 fans to attend basketball games at Allen Fieldhouse to begin the season. Emails were sent to season ticket holders on Monday explaining the decision.

The Jayhawks first home game is scheduled for December 5th against North Dakota State.

NASCAR Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 to allow fans

While it will be in a limited fashion, the Kansas Speedway has announced that it will have fans in attendance on October 18th for the Hollywood Casino 400. This comes as welcome news to legions of Nascar fans in the KC area.

There are plenty of rules and regulations you need to brush up on before attending and not all of the normal race day activities will be available. You can read the announcement from Kansas Speedway here.

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Andy Reid is now one of the highest paid coaches in NFL

The exact details haven’t been released but according to a tweet from Tom Pelissero, Andy Reid’s new contract will place him among the highest paid coaches in the NFL. The new contract will keep Reid in Kansas City through 2025. So just how much will Coach Reid be making?

A report on NFL coaching salaries from CBS Sports in January of this year had Bill Belichick leading the pack at $12 million and Pete Carroll just behind at $11 million. Coach Reid was tied for 8th on the list at $8 million.

Nobody is more deserving than Coach Reid. Congrats Coach! LETS GO CHIEFS!!!!

Quivira National Wildlife Refuge is a sight to see during fall migration

A flock of birds at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge. Photo © Jeff Slater/Flickr through a Creative Commons license

Did you know that Kansas is home to one of the bird watching hot spots of the country from August-October? The Quivira National Wildlife Refuge is getting ready to fill up with thousands of migrating birds.

The Quivira NWR boasts some pretty spectacular features. Just a short 4 hours from Kansas City, the refuge consists of prairie, inland salt marsh, and freshwater wetland habitats.

The site is a safe haven for several threatened and endangered species, including the Whooping Crane. Be sure to pack a lunch and bring your camera.

Arrowhead to be at 22% occupancy and will allow tailgating

Recent news from the Kansas City Chiefs regarding attendance will put the number of fans in attendance just shy of 17,000. Single game tickets will be made available to season ticket members on August 24th. Season ticket holders will be given the chance to by tickets in order of their tenure.

According to the Chiefs website, if any tickets remain to be sold, the purchase opportunity for Jackson County residents, followed by the public, will be communicated at a later date. So good luck with that.

You can read the full report on the Chiefs website here.