KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Tickets to the AFC Championship Game next Sunday between the Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals are set to go on sale Monday.
The game, set for 2:05 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, was made possible by an improbable overtime victory in the AFC Divisional Playoff when the Chiefs beat the Buffalo Bills 42-36. The game was also made possible when the Bengals knocked off the AFC's top-seeded Tennessee Titans Sunday.
It’s the fourth straight season the AFC Championship will be held at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium.
The Chiefs will make a limited number of tickets available for sale at 11 a.m. Monday. Tickets will also be available at 11 a.m. Monday on the team’s website.
Jackson County taxpayers will get first dibs on game tickets in an online-only opportunity between 8 to 9:30 a.m. Monday.
More ticket information is available on the team’s website.
Other retailers like Overland Park, Kansas-based Tickets For Less have been selling tickets to the event for weeks.
Jason Durbin, the vice president of ticket operations at Tickets For Less, advised people who want to attend the game to buy their tickets earlier rather than later.
“Odds are the ticket [prices] aren’t going to change a ton and, if anything, the tickets are just going to start drying up as the week goes on and you’re going to lose out on options and you’re going to get stuck with whatever is left,” Durbin said.
He said popular, high-dollar events bring out scam artists.
“The bigger the game, the bigger the chances of people being out there trying to run some sort of scam,” Durbin said.
His suggestion is to buy tickets from a secure website, so you have a point of contact should anything happen.
Durbin said that after making a purchase, you should receive an email asking you to add your tickets to your Chiefs/Ticketmaster account. Finally, those tickets should have your name on them. He said do not buy a screenshot of a mobile ticket’s bar code because those codes change.
Durbin pointed out Tickets For Less does not charge any taxes or fees at checkout. The price you see from the beginning of your search is the price you’ll pay.