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Chiefs fans from across the country flock to Kansas City

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Posted at 5:19 PM, Jan 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-18 22:26:25-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For the second year in a row, Arrowhead Stadium will host the AFC Championship game and Kansas City Chiefs fans are traveling by car or plane, heading to Kansas City to cheer on their team.

"Arrowhead is a magical place,” said Natalie Guzman, a Chiefs fan from Las Vegas. "I feel like it’s our year. I feel like we have to win the Super Bowl this year.”

Fans at Kansas City International Airport traveled to support the Chiefs from as far as Louisiana and even Alaska.

"Being a Chiefs fan growing up, I always felt cursed,” said Ames Lafferty, of Louisiana. “So we’re hoping this is the year we get it done.”

Some fans have moved away, but returned home to support the Chiefs in person.

"Really excited, I think it’s our year,” said Emily Campbell, originally from Kansas City, but living in Fort Worth, Texas.

Joy Huntington traveled from Fairbanks, Alaska, for Sunday’s game.

"We couldn’t miss coming out to the game though so we’re big fans,” Huntington said.

She grew up a Chiefs fan because her father, who is from Kansas City but died in 2007.

"I think coming out, kind of in his memory, is important for me too,” Huntington said, “because if he were here he would definitely be excited about this game tomorrow.”

For 9-year-old Dylan Williams, of Texas, he has never been to Arrowhead Stadium, but can’t wait to see his favorite players, Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce.

Spotted in Blue, Titans fans are hoping for an upset.

"We’re excited here for the playoff game, hoping to maybe travel on to Miami and seeing them in the Super Bowl, Titan Up,” Sharron Hawks said.

Titan fan Trip Rigsby said that as long as “Henry and Tannehill are doing great, we’ll be fine.”

But it’s a game and atmosphere fans can’t wait to experience.

"To be in the stadium, that really will rock for sure,” said Dorothy Shockley, a Chiefs fan from Fairbanks.

Many Chiefs fans 41 Action News who spoke believe the outcome will be different this go around, as the team lost to the Patriots in overtime last year.

The winner of this game goes to the Super Bowl.