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Arrowhead South Chiefs fan club prepares for Super Bowl watch party

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Posted at 4:00 AM, Jan 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-28 07:43:51-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When Chiefs fans from Kansas City, Missouri, visit Tampa for Super Bowl LV, they’ll find plenty of diehard supporters in the Sunshine State.

Doug Morris and a few like-minded Chiefs fans in St. Petersburg, Florida, founded the “Arrowhead South” fan club in 2010. It has since grown to have 13 chapters in Florida, plus chapters in four other states.

“We're all Chiefs fans,” Morris said. “We go down here for jobs, to go to Orlando, to go to Mickey Mouse World every day, to go to the beach. Well, you're still a Chiefs fan, that goes with you. You can't be something else.”

Morris and 2,500 other Chiefs fans will watch the Super Bowl at a minor league baseball stadium. The club has secured Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg in partnership with Fergolicious BBQ for a Run it Back 2 Back BBQ Tour.

Because of COVID-19 guidelines, the club can only host 2,500 people at the stadium big enough to host closer to 10,000. Morris said social distancing, mask wearing and other pillars of infection control will be required.

He plans on serving Kansas City-style barbecue to the crowd. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis online. They cost $150 each. Morris said money will go toward a scholarship fund at the Kansas City Barbecue Society. There is an event at the stadium Saturday night, too.

“Chiefs Kingdom, we're everywhere. We're loud and proud down here,” Morris said.