TAMPA — As Super Bowl LV came to an end at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Chiefs fans were greatly outnumbered by fans of the winning, and host team the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
"[I feel] Miserable. It was a very difficult second half. We were looking forward to a win and it just didn’t happen," explained one Chiefs fan.
Despite the 31 to 9 Buccaneers victory, Chiefs fans in Tampa remain optimistic about the team’s future.
“It stinks, this game. I don’t know if it’s a lack of preparation or what it could’ve been,” said James, a fan who traveled from Chicago. “But you know what, they did a great job, they tried, next year we can try again. I think we have a team that will be good for a long time.”
Fans believe quarterback Patrick Mahomes is talented enough to keep the team competitive for years to come.
“I feel highly disappointed that we lost, but I know it’s not over. We’ll be back,” Chiefs fan, Ashley from Mississippi, said.
One group of Chiefs fans from Kansas City said the trip to Tampa was worthwhile, even with a loss.
“It’s been good overall. No complaints,” Kevin said. “Somebody had to win, somebody had to lose. At the end of the day, we did ours last year. Tampa got it this year. There’s another season next year.”
And Chiefs fans will be there to root on their team.