KANSAS CITY, Mo. - After a two-win season in 2012, the Kansas City Chiefs’ stock is on the rise. But they aren’t the only ones in town winning ; local businesses are, too.
According to Team Marketing Report, if a family of four goes to Arrowhead and gets four hotdogs, four soft drinks and two beers, that's $81.
Now factor in area businesses and a winning team. When the Chiefs win, Kansas City wins.
Shane Young was wearing a poncho emblazoned with the team logo Sunday while watching the game at a local tavern. “I'm going to be wearing this for the rest of the season, with the way the Chiefs are doing," Young said. "I can't wear anything else.”
Well, almost everyone is winning. Andy Perkins had season tickets last year, but said, “ This year we didn't get season tickets, but it looks like we should have.”
That was the trend the past six years. The Chiefs ranked 25th out 32 NFL teams last year in attendance.
Before 2008, they sold 95 percent of their ticket inventory. Since then, it's pretty much been below 90 percent.
That's not quite the case now. “For us diehard Chiefs fans we're going to pay it because we like to see our team win, and to see a winning team back in Kansas City is a great accomplishment for us,” said Young.
Now, it seems, with a 4-0 record, the Loudhouse is back, and the Giants could hear it.
“ They ( the Giants ) seemed out of rhythm," said lifelong Chiefs fan Warren Kinne y . "T hey just didn't seem like they had anything going for them, really, and I think the noise gets to them at Arrowhead ."
Arrowhead is not the only one cashing in.
There's a renewed spirit this year, and fans are spending more, especially compared to last year.
David Staton, manager at Lew’s Bar and Grill, said, “ (It’s been ) night and day. The crowd has been so excited, we've had people doing the Arrowhead chants in here. It's crazy . I love it. If you're in the bar business, it's a really good time of the year.”
Local business owners say they hope the Chiefs keep winning so it continues to help their bottom line.
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