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Live updates | Back-to-back champs!

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Posted at 6:36 AM, Feb 11, 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers have kicked off Super Bowl LVIII from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.

KSHB 41 News crews are tracking the latest celebrations in Kansas City and Las Vegas. Follow along for live updates.

10:22 p.m. | Champs!

9:58 p.m. | Kansas City is ready to celebrate.

9:53 p.m. | The Chiefs defeated the 49ers 25-22 and are the Super Bowl LVIII champs, becoming the first team in 19 years to win back-to-back Super Bowls.

9:20 p.m. | Chiefs fans are holding onto hope going into overtime.

9:07 p.m. | A 49ers field goal put San Francisco ahead by 3 points with less than 2 minutes left in regulation.

8:55 p.m. | The game is tied at 16 a piece with less than 6 minutes to play.

8:50 p.m. | KSHB's Caroline Hogan ran into two men from Tennessee who came to KC to be where the action is for the Super Bowl.

8:45 p.m. | After a 49ers touchdown, the Chiefs blocked the extra point. San Francisco leads by 3 with 11:22 to go.

8:35 p.m. | The KC Power and Light District crowd went wild after the Chiefs scored a touchdown.

Caroline Hogan said the fans around her erupted as KC took the lead.

8:25 p.m. | Postseason Marquez Valdes-Scantling checked in Sunday night with a touchdown late in the third quarter.

8:15 p.m. | Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker beat the record for longest field goal in a Super Bowl with a 57-yarder in the third quarter.

7:45 p.m. | The second half is in motion after Usher burned Allegiant Stadium down with his halftime performance.

7:12 p.m. | Kansas City trails San Francisco by 7 points heading into halftime.

7 p.m. | After first telling Ricardo Torres' story during the NFL Draft in Kansas City, reporter JuYeon Kim caught up with him earlier in the week.

6:55 p.m. | Emotions have been up and down in Lenexa.

6:02 p.m. | KSHB's Taylor Hemness said he can see Taylor Swift from his seat in Allegiant Stadium.

6 p.m. | The energy at Tanner's Bar and Grill in Lenexa has been unreal since before the game, according to KSHB 41's Alyssa Jackson.

5:45 p.m. | KSHB 41 News reporter Leslie DelasBour is at Johnny's Tavern in Raymore to capture fan reactions throughout the game.

5:40 p.m. | Super Bowl LVIII is live.

5:32 p.m. | One of the Marines who helped present the colors pregame is from Missouri.

5:30 p.m. | Fans at the Power and Light District watch party are hopeful their hometown team runs it back.

5:25 p.m. | Kickoff is nearly moments away.

4:55 p.m. | Pregame, the Chiefs thanked Lincoln Middle School teacher Kayla McClellan, the team's first Norma Hunt Super Bowl Champion of Education, for her dedication to the classroom to make the "world a better place."

4:35 p.m. | The energy in Allegiant Stadium is building as kickoff nears.

4:30 p.m. | KC native Paul Rudd snapped a photo with No. 41 James Winchester before kickoff.

4:15 p.m. | The Chiefs' inactives includes WR Justyn Ross, WR Kadarius Toney, RB La'Mical Perine, CB Ekow Boye-Doe, DE BJ Thompson and LB Darius Harris.

4 p.m. | Eagles center Jason Kelce, brother of Travis Kelce, went with yellow and red plaid overalls to show support for this brother's team.

3:35 p.m. | Kansas City Live! at the Power and Light District in downtown KCMO is quickly turning into a sea of red as fans prep for kickoff.

3:30 p.m. | After much speculation about her appearance at the game, Taylor Swift was seen at Allegiant Stadium with Ice Spice and Blake Lively.

3:25 p.m. | KSHB's Caitlin Knute spotted Travis Kelce warming up on the field.

2:29 p.m. | The KSHB 41 crew has wrapped up pregame coverage and is ready to go for post game.

1:28 p.m. | NFL Network reporter James Palmer reports Chiefs running back Jerick McKinnon is "expected to go" in Super Bowl LVIII.

12:50 p.m. | Allegiant Stadium is ready with under five hours to go until kickoff!

12:36 p.m. | Watch the festivities at the Red Kingdom block party below:

12:24 p.m. | Fans continue to flock to KC Live! at the Power and Light District in Kansas City for a Red Kingdom block party.

Flans flock to KC Live! in Kansas City's Power and Light District

11:20 a.m. | Doors are open to the Red Kingdom Block Party in Power & Light!

Fans are already arriving to claim their spots for the big game.

Chiefs fans arrive to Power & Light for Red Kingdom Block Party

10:46 a.m. | KSHB 41's Daniela Leon caught up with a fan who woke up before the crack of dawn to travel from Omaha, Nebraska, to Kansas City to cheer the Chiefs on.

Diehard Chiefs fan wakes up before crack of dawn to travel from Omaha to Kansas City

10:45 a.m. | Will Taylor Swift, girlfriend of Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, make it Super Bowl LVIII?

Reports are speculating Swift landed in LAX on Saturday just after 3:30 p.m. local time.

10:30 a.m. | Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que in KCK is ready to provide high-quality Kansas City barbecue for Super Bowl watch parties.

KSHB 41's Claire Bradshaw learned they're still taking orders, but are serving on a carry out-only basis.

Joe's KC Bar-B-Que provides KC flavors for watch parties

KC welcomes people from all over the world to Chiefs Kingdom! This family moved to the KC area from the UK and are now die-hard Chiefs fans.

Family from UK became Chiefs fans after moving to US

9:25 a.m. | The party is just getting started at Johnny's Tavern in the Power & Light District! KSHB 41 News reporter Daniela Leon spoke with Chiefs fans who are already up and at it.

Party gets started at Johnny's Tavern in Power & Light

8:55 a.m. | Despite being absent from the Kansas City Chiefs' final injury report, Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney is not expected to play in Super Bowl LVIII, according to NFL insider Adam Schefter.

Despite being on the Chiefs injury reserve since Christmas Eve due to a groin injury, Jerick McKinnon is back in time to face the 49ers. The Chiefs announced Saturday that the running back had been activated.

However, the team will be without left guard Joe Thuney, who is out with a pectoral injury suffered in the Divisional Round against the Buffalo Bills.

8:25 a.m. | Meanwhile, KSHB 41's Daniela Leon is meeting

Chiefs fans who traveled to KC from all over the Midwest to join the excitement.

8:20 a.m. | McLain's bakery has opened and is already full of Chiefs fans.

KSHB 41 reporter Elyse Schoenig found a family who says their tradition is to have breakfast at McLain's every Super Bowl Sunday.

Family continues Super Bowl tradition with breakfast at McLain's in Waldo

7:20 a.m. | A Chiefs sunrise is shining bright in the KC area.

Today's highs will be in the 40s, dropping to the 30s for game time. You can read KSHB 41 meteorologist Jeff Penner's full Super Bowl forecast HERE.

7:05 a.m. | All is quiet in Power & Light now, but it will soon host the biggest Super Bowl watch party in Kansas City.

Grand Boulevard is closed from 13th Street to Truman Road on Sunday.

Those hoping to attend P&L's Red Kingdom Block Party must purchase a ticket, which cost $40 each.

Food trucks, DJs, giveaways and more will be present at the event. Doors open at 11 a.m.

Power & Light prepares to hold Red Kingdom Block Party for Super Bowl LVIII

6:55 a.m. | On Saturday, KSHB 41 News anchor Taylor Hemness met 2020 Olympic silver medalist Jordan Chiles, who just so happens to be a Chiefs fan.

"I love the Chiefs, I've been a Chiefs fan for a very long time, my dad's a Chiefs fan," the gymnast told Hemness.

As someone who has experienced a major athletic event, Chiles respects the Chiefs and 49ers alike for stepping out onto the field.

"I give kudos to every football player that's going out tomorrow," Chiles said. "It's their Olympics in their eyes and I can't wait to see what the outcome is."

While she is attending Super Bowl LVIII to root the Chiefs on, Chiles is currently training for the 2024 Olympics in Paris.

Olympic silver medalist Jordan Chiles is rooting for the Chiefs at Super Bowl LVIII

6:30 a.m. | Super Bowl Sunday is here and Chiefs Kingdom is hungry for back-to-back Super Bowl victories — and some good eats.

McLain's Bakery at 201 E. Gregory Blvd. in KCMO is preparing Chiefs-themed treats and over 100 special orders on Sunday alone. That doesn't include orders from its five other locations or any orders from the rest of the week.

The bakery is about to open its doors at 7 a.m. for what is sure to be a busy day.

"All of our locations are stocked and ready to go with our Chiefs treats if you were not able to get an order in," Cassidy Garr with McLain's said. "We're ready to go. Go Superbowl! Go Chiefs! Let's do this!"

KSHB 41's Elyse Schoenig even spotted some special Taylor Swift-inspired cookies.

McLain's Bakery prepares to serve good eats on Super Bowl Sunday