Chiefs memorabilia adorns fan's 'diva den'

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Posted at 5:00 AM, Jan 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-27 06:55:39-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — You've probably heard of a man cave, and maybe even a she shed, but Stephanie Campbell created the diva den.

The name "was a little cooler and so it just stuck," Campbell said.

Six years later, the diva den is more than a place. It's an experience.

"It takes a while to give the tour," Campbell laughed.

There are autographed helmets representing every team in the National Football League, signed by players like Joe Montana and Joe Namath.

"We have a party every week. We invite family and friends over and anyone from the neighborhood and we watch the games," Stephanie said. "So we have to take the team that we're playing down to show them in front of the TV."

This week, the Chiefs are facing off against the Tennessee Titans in the AFC Championship. Stephanie and company will be watching from the diva den with a reminder of what the team is playing for in the room.

"I wanted a Super Bowl representation here in the diva den, so I got the Vince Lombardi trophy, the ring and the banner," she said.

Stephanie told 41 Action News her first love is football. In fact, she's a women's football champion herself. Her favorite player is Tony Gonzalez, a tight end just like her. He's part of the diva den, too.

"When I'm watching football and I see all those players and I see all the names, that just represents history. It represents everything that I love about the sport," she said.

Sunday could be the day when her favorite team wins the Lamar Hunt trophy, named for the Chiefs' original owner, and makes it back to the Super Bowl after 50 years.

"There will probably be some tears. There will be a lot of joy. But the work's not done," Stephanie said.