KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Chiefs fans once thought a trip to the Super Bowl was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but it turns out that’s not the case.
Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs are headed to their third Super Bowl in four years, which means fans are preparing to do the same.
“It was incredible, it was once in a lifetime — now it’s going to be twice in a lifetime,” said Omaha Chiefs fans Ed and Patty Johnson.
For some at Chiefs Kingdom, it’s their first Super Bowl experience and for others, they’ve been there before.
“For people who have never gone to a Super Bowl, it’s a bucket list thing to do,” said Christopher Munsterman, the Chiefs’ season title holder. “It was a bucket list thing for me in Miami.”
From Miami to Tampa and now Glendale, fans are setting their own itineraries.
“I’ve definitely had my fingers crossed all year for this and so I can definitely say I’m happy with it,” said Joey Lowery, a Tampa Chiefs fan.
In February 2020, the Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers at Hardrock Stadium and Ed and Patty Johnson were there to witness it.
“I’ve always wanted to go to the Super Bowl,” said Patty Johnson. Super Bowl, we should go when the Chiefs are here.”
Fast forward to February 2021, the Chiefs fell to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium.
Joey Lowery attended that game despite the impaired fan experience due to COVID-19 restrictions at the time.
“Obviously this whole COVID-19 thing has turned the Super Bowl around in general,” Lowery said. I couldn’t more or less, so I’m really excited.”
In two weeks, the Chiefs face the Philadelphia Eagles and some fans have had tickets for months.
“I actually got the tickets in April,” Lowery said.
Other Chiefs fans waited until the final whistle of the AFC Championship Game to make their purchase.
“Last night when they won, we went up this morning and bought our tickets,” said Patty Johnson.
There are a number of Chiefs fans who are still trying to get their hands on a ticket.
Season ticket holders for the Chiefs are eligible to enter the ticket lottery, but fans like Munsterman have been out of luck.
“They base your chances in this lottery on how old you are a season ticket holder,” Munsterman said. it hasn’t happened yet. I just haven’t been lucky yet.”
Chiefs Kingdom tells KSHB 41 that they plan to travel to Glendale as early as February 7th.