KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs arrived in sunny Miami, Florida, on Sunday, and tens of thousands of fans will slowly start to follow throughout the week.
The population of the city will surge with football fans from around the world.
"Well first of all, they can expect some warm weather, which is nice, and some nice weather. They can expect hospitality," Miami Mayor Francis Suarez said about fans arriving in the city. "We know how to put on a Super Bowl. This is our 11th Super Bowl, which is a record number of Super Bowls."
Suarez said that the festivities surrounding the big game will be safe, fun and enjoyable for visitors.
Suarez has been in communication with Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Quinton Lucas about both the Chiefs and the Miami Dolphins.
Lucas sent Suarez some Kansas City barbecue after the Dolphins defeated the New England Patriots, giving the Chiefs home-field advantage in the playoffs.
"I was friends with his predecessor, Sly James. Quinton is dynamic, young, exciting," Suarez said. "I'm excited for the City of Kansas City... it's my home away from home now, and obviously I'm excited for the game here in Miami."
The Miami mayor also said the barbecue was amazing.
As for who Suarez is rooting for in the big game?
"Well, the Dolphins are in the AFC, so I gotta go with the AFC team. And Kansas City, although London is a friend and she's gonna give me a hard time about this..." he said.
Suarez said he might get some sort of competition going between Mayor and San Francisco Mayor London Breed.
"I predicted that it looks really, really good for the Chiefs. You guys have a great team. Andy Reid is due and Mahomes is an amazing quarterback," he said. "We used to have one like that that hadn't quite gotten to the Super Bowl in Dan Marino, but I think you guys are going to get it this year."
Maybe, if the game goes well, Suarez will be treated to some more Kansas City barbecue.