KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chiefs Kingdom filled the Power and Light District on Friday for a pep rally to celebrate a moment 50 years in the making.
Ahead of Super Bowl LIV, thousands of fans gathered for a night of music, cheers and other festivities in support of their hometown team.
“This is history,” Chiefs fan Joshua Hale said. “We’ve been waiting for this. This is the moment we’ve been waiting for.”
Kansas City’s own Tech N9ne headlined the pep rally as crowds gathered hours before the concert to be entertained by local DJs and the Chiefs Rumble drumline.
“This is bigger than the World Series,” Derek Berry, who attended the event with his daughter, said. “Everybody is a Chiefs fan. Everyone is going crazy.”
The excitement at Power and Light spread to nearby restaurants and businesses as well.
Inside Rally House, fans were picking up various items to gear up to cheer on the Chiefs, who play the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday in Miami for the Lombardi Trophy.
“We have had so much traffic in and out,” Rally House employee Tasha Davis said. “We’ve sold so many of the jerseys.”
Fans said they hoped the team spirit would help carry the Chiefs to a Super Bowl championship.
“It doesn’t matter if we’re winning or losing, we all come back every year,” Berry said. “After 50 years, it pays off to go all out and party like it’s 1969.”