Soaring Demand for Tickets to Jets–Chiefs Battle as Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift Script a Tsunami

Published 09/29/2023, 9:02 AM EDT

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Taylor Swift is still making waves in the football arena following her outing at the Kansas City Chiefs vs. Chicago Bears draw last Sunday. The 12-time Grammy winner’s splash at Arrowhead Stadium has certainly piqued the interest of both Swifties and Travis Kelce fans. The result? A mad rush for tickets for the Chiefs’ next outing against the New York Jets.

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The game is certain to draw in fans of both the Chiefs and Jets. The aftereffects of Swift’s presence at the Chiefs-Bears can be felt in terms of ticket prices for the event. Average ticket prices rose a jaw-dropping 46.3 percent, according to sources.

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Swift to attend Chiefs-Jets game: Sources

According to media reports, Swift is supposed to be attending the Sunday game featuring the Chiefs and the Jets. The pop star will indeed be watching the game, a source said.

However, Swift’s representatives declined to comment on the issue, the media report said.

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The rumored relationship between the tight end and the “Shake It Off” singer has fueled speculation and caused interest in the duo to spike. Swift wore Chiefs’ colors on the day she was in the stand cheering for the team.

Average ticket prices rose from $428.70 to $627.20 before they stabilized. The Jets sold more than double the number of tickets on a single day than any other day this season after Swift’s attendance was confirmed.

Swift is expected to get VIP treatment at MetLife Stadium, just as she had at Arrowhead. FOX Sports, which went full throttle to cover her at the Chiefs-Bears game, will also be looking forward to similar coverage.

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The pop sensation’s appearance at the Arrowhead Stadium and her alleged romantic relationship with Kelce had positive ramifications for all concerned parties.

Swift’s appearance during the Chicago Bears game broke records

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The network had more than 24 million viewers for its telecast of the drubbing of the Bears at the hands of the Chiefs. The number is likely to grow. This also meant that this match was the most-watched NFL game on Week 3.

The results of Swift’s cheering on Kelce were felt far and wide. There was a 400% spurt in Kelce’s jersey sales and his podcast, which he hosts with brother Jason, ranked No. 1 on Apple. Significantly, there was a 63 percent spike in female viewership of the game.

Swift’s presence at the game has raised the profile of both the stars. It is expected to boost Kelce’s prospects after retirement. He has hinted that he might go into entertainment after his footballing stint.

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The singer may not be the only celebrity in attendance at the Jets game. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers could attend the upcoming game. Who else do you expect to be there at the game? Let us know in the comments below.

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Shubhankar Adhikari

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Shubhankar Adhikari is an NFL writer at Essentially Sports. Having trained as a journalist at a reputed institute, Shubhankar is passionate about American football and soccer. He brings 13 years of experience of doing journalism and penmanship to ES.
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