For the first time in 50 years, the Kansas City Chiefs Football team has a real chance to make the Super Bowl and Kansas City is ablaze in red.


All of Kansas City goes red during Chiefs football Season. This year, the chiefs had a 12-4 season and are in the championship game this Sunday against the Tennessee Titans. If they win, the Chiefs are in the Superbowl for the first time since 1970.

Many Chiefs fans have learned to live with heartbreak. Since 1970, the team has made the playoffs a total of 18 times, each time falling short of the finale. This year may be different. The Chief’s defeat of the Houston Texans marked only the second time in a quarter of a century KC has won a championship game at home. If they can win one more home game they’re in.

The columns at Bartle Hall glow in the misty night sky.
Every city landmark is getting into the act. Here is the Union Train Station in Chiefs red.

Founded in 1960 as the Dallas Texans the team moved to Kansas City in 1963. While most people associate the name “Chiefs” to Native Americans, the name actually came from former Kansas City Mayor Harold Bartle who had that nickname. The runner up was “Royals” which would eventually become the name of the city’s baseball team.


The interior of Union Station
The Kansas City Streetcar races down the Avenue
The giant Shuttlecocks illuminate team spirit
One of the finest concert halls in the nation’s unique design is perfect for red
Modeled after the Empire State Building in NYC, the Power and Light building was the city’s tallest for decades. The original intent was to make twin towers but the Great Depression put an end to that. The Tower is lit year-round but glows red during football season.

We’ve been here before (18 times) but this time feels different. The city has waited for over a half-century to get to this moment. And if civic pride counts for anything we’re already there. 




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