KANSAS CITY, Mo. – There’s no shortage of Chiefs fans in the Grand Canyon state, with groups considering themselves Arrowhead West on social media.
One hot spot for fans in the Phoenix area is a drinks-only bar: Pub Rock Live.
“We try to make it a home away from home,” said Sean Cobb, head of operations at Pub Rock Live. “When you come here, you get a little piece of Arrowhead right here in Arizona.”
Susan Kavanaugh has spent the past two decades in Arizona but has never stopped calling Kansas City home.
At every stop this season he has seen the Chiefs approach Glendale, just five miles from his home.
Kavanaugh said fans are planning to keep Kansas City traditions alive.
This includes tailgating close to the stadium so they can hear the cheers of the fans as they watch the match.
“It’s going to be fun, it’s going to be a party,” she said. “We’ll be close enough to hear the roar of the crowd. Close enough to really get into it and enjoy the game.
The Robinson family maintained ties to the city when they moved to Arizona a few years ago.
Stephan Robinson and his son are inseparable on game days, united by their love for the Chiefs.
“He loves it and it makes us dance,” said Robinson. “He goes to watch all the games with me.”
While they won’t be watching the game from inside State Farm Stadium, the Robinsons plan to take part in activities leading up to the big day.