UPDATE, 10:33 p.m. | Kansas City, Missouri, police have started providing traffic control in the Power & Light District as fans celebrate a Kansas City Chiefs win.
.@kcpolice providing traffic control on Grand Blvd between Truman & 14th to make it safer for @Chiefs fans partying outside @KCPLDistrict @41actionnews pic.twitter.com/4iGMRW24C8— Andres Gutierrez (@AFGutierrez) January 25, 2021
EARLIER | Kansas City Chiefs fans made their way to the Power & Light District once again to cheer on the team in its latest bid to reach the Super Bowl -- despite concerns raised on social media about the previous week’s watch party amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fans filed into Kansas City’s living room Sunday night, greeted with additional signage reminding them masks must be worn at all times unless actively eating or drinking.
#ChiefsKingdom getting ready to watch the #AFC game at @KCPLDistrict’s @KCLiveBlock @41actionnews pic.twitter.com/llr0dCdlFL— Andres Gutierrez (@AFGutierrez) January 24, 2021
Touchdown @Chiefs! #ChiefsKingdom at @KCLiveBlock. @41actionnews pic.twitter.com/6rIVF7Sq8l— Andres Gutierrez (@AFGutierrez) January 25, 2021
Despite the reactions online, the Kansas City, Missouri, Health Department said it received no official complaints about the entertainment district’s watch parties, but that it would bring the concerns to the district’s attention.
Power & Light has been hosting Chiefs watch parties since the season started, with COVID-19 restrictions in place. It also held viewings for the Kansas City Royals and Sporting KC.
Earlier this year, photos and videos circulated online during a Hot Country Nights event in the district that showed attendees in large groups and not wearing masks. That also was deemed in compliance with city guidelines.
The entertainment district reopened in May, with the KC Live! Block opening in June.
More information about Power & Light's COVID-19 guidelines can be found online.