Optimistic Chiefs fans already driving up ticket prices
4:39 AM, Aug 5, 2013
6:49 AM, Aug 5, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It's only the preseason, but the cost of tickets for every Chiefs game is already up.
Ace Sports has fans already rushing in.
"The home opener is one of the biggest games we've had in ten years. We've already sold 250 tickets with six weeks remaining. Tickets are skyrocketing. Every day it's getting busier and busier, it's going to be good," said Brandon Wagner, a sales associate at Ace Sports.
Training camp had record crowds. For Family Fun Day on Saturday, there were more than 6,000 fans there to watch a new coach, a new quarterback and a new start.
After only two wins last year, players are just as optimistic.
"I think this team, whenever we stepped on the field we gave it all we had, no matter what our record was," Chiefs Cornerback Brandon Flowers said. "If you see any game you see us flying around celebrating, we only had two wins and that was week 15, week 16. With a fresh start, with a fresh coach, skies the limit, we just got to go out there and put W's in the win column."
Tickets for the home opener against the Cowboys are up from last year.
"It's going to be big because there's a huge fan base of Dallas Cowboys across the entire country," Wagner said.
According to Vivid Seats, a third-party vendor, these are the most expensive and least expensive games and the average cost of a ticket:
Cowboys v. Chiefs, 9/15 - $178
Browns v. Chiefs, 10/27 - $97
New head coach Andy Reid is even driving ticket prices up in Philly. It's the priciest game there when the Chiefs take on his former team.