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Chiefs fans line up early for AFC Championship tickets

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Posted at 7:03 PM, Jan 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-14 13:48:49-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs are set to host the AFC Championship game following Sunday’s 51-31 victory over the Houston Texans, and tickets go on sale Monday.

The Chiefs will host Tennessee at 2:05 p.m.

A “limited quantity” of tickets became available to the public at noon Monday, while season ticket holders could purchase tickets at 9 a.m.

Some fans got in line extremely early to get their hands on the AFC Championship tickets.

Chuck Williams was the first one in line. He said he had been waiting in line since 9:30 p.m. Sunday night to make sure his sons got to witness their first football game.

"I wanted to get my boys the best tickets I can for their very first game ever so it's really, an opportunity to be a great dad," Williams said. "I grew up as an Atlanta Falcons fan. I went to sporting events with my dad, actually he was in the athletics business, so a lot of childhood memories for me and hey we just moved here, got a winning team. And I want to be part of that so God bless the Chiefs, I'm excited for that."

Chiefs fan Jake Masuch said this will be his first time attending a championship game.

"I wanted to come last year and I didn't because I didn't want to shell out the money, and obviously we lost, but it was a really good game," Masuch said. "So that's something I wanted to do, so I told myself I was going to go this year if we made it. I'm hoping it's a good game — a convincing win. I hope we can carry it to Miami, keep it going!"

Kemp Strickler said this championship game is his Super Bowl.

"I'm not going to be able to make it to Miami after, I'm sure we win," Strickler said. "This is the thing. I came out last year and saw them lose at a heart break , but just like the Royals 2014, 2015. It's going to be the Chiefs losing 2019, but go all the way in 2020."

Season ticket holder Mike Mclain said he's very excited to witness the Championship game against the Titans, although Sunday's divisional game against the Texans did put him on edge.

"If every Chiefs fan is honest, we all probably thought the season was over the first quarter," Mclain said. "But watching Brady and the other guys over the years, Mahomes and the boys came back so you gotta believe. I'm a believer after that first quarter for them to come back and play the way they did."

There was also a special ticket allotment for Jackson County residents that went on sale at 9 a.m. Monday.

Fans took up the tickets quick online as well. About 30 minutes after the sale started on the Chiefs website, there were only a few left, and they cost almost $1,000.

41 Action News went to Arrowhead in the afternoon to see if any fans were buying tickets. Only one fan came to the ticket booth in an hour and didn't get one due to the $900 price tag.

There is a six-ticket limit “per purchaser,” according to a news release.

Tickets opened up for the entire public at noon. Those tickets and parking passes can be purchased at the Chiefs website.