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When it comes to entertainment, die-hard Chiefs fans know how it's done

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Posted at 6:36 PM, Jan 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-24 19:44:30-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — We set out to find the best man caves and diva dens in Kansas City, and the results did not disappoint.

Many people are Kansas City Chiefs fans, but some people take it to the next level.

"Probably 1985, I was probably 6 years-old, my parents kind of started this collection and I've just built upon it," Kansas City, Kansas resident Phil Quiroga said.

They are die-hards.

Quiroga's man cave stays red year-found, full of Chiefs memorabilia he's collected over the years. The collection started with his mom's Chiefs bracelet and his dad's Zippo lighter.

He has one of Tamba Hali's game-worn helmets, a poncho from the first Super Bowl the team played in, and lots of jerseys. He's got posters and knick-knacks and even a 1940s cash register painted red with the Chiefs arrowhead on the front.

"I'm very proud of it and I'm happy I have the wife to allow me to do something like this," Quiroga said.

Neal Ecord's basement in Lee's Summit is not only dedicated to the Chiefs, it's full of memorabilia from the many Super Bowl games he's been to.

"You can pick up all kinds of tidbits, from ash trays to belt buckles to programs and it's just fun to collect," Ecord said.

If you wanted to know what the airlines served on the flight to the Super Bowl in 1970, Ecord has the menu. He also has a ticket from the game.

"The very first piece I ever was able to collect, my parents went to Super Bowl IV and brought this pennant back from the game that was in New Orleans.

People from all over Chiefs Kingdom showed us their man caves, and can you say impressive? Turns out there are a lot of people who deck their basements, and even their whole homes, in red and yellow.

For them, it goes beyond just being a fan; it's passion.

"This is family tradition to me. I mean, my parents instilled the game to me," Quiroga said. "I really didn't pay attention until I was 9 or 10. You know, go outside play with my friends, but my dad said, I think you should come inside and sit down and enjoy your hometown team. And I've instilled that in my kids."

And the time has finally come.

"My prediction is the Chiefs win," Ecord said. "I think it's going to be a close one, like 35 - 27."

The loyal, long-suffering Chiefs fans have a chance to add Super Bowl LIV memorabilia to their collection.

"There's three goals in my life: get married, have kids, and win a Super Bowl," Quiroga said.

Do you have an awesome Chiefs man cave? Send pictures and videos our way!