How to: Celebrate Chiefs Kingdom

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It’s football season, and there’s no better place to be a fan than Kansas City – home of the reigning Super Bowl champions. The Chiefs have won the coveted Lombardi trophy three times in the past four years, and this season promises to be an exciting one. If you’re traveling to Kansas City, here are some ideas to make the most of your visit and celebrate Chiefs Kingdom.

An empty Arrowhead Stadium as seen from above at sunset, with the Kansas City skyline visible in the background.

Where to Watch a Game

Join fans in Kansas City to cheer the Chiefs to victory – live at Arrowhead Stadium or at locations throughout the city.

For a dynamic experience on game day, visit Parlor KC, a venue with casual vibes, specially curated drinks and a cool aesthetic. A popular stop for locals and visitors alike, enjoy the game from one of their lounge spaces or the enclosed second-floor patio. The special thing about Parlor KC is that it’s a collection of chefs under one roof, each with their own menu. Whatever your taste, you can be sure your dining needs will be met – so sit back, relax and enjoy the game while you chant “How ’bout those Chiefs?!” Speaking of Coach Reid’s notorious saying, take a 3-minute walk down the block and get a picture with the mural boasting the popular phrase.

The Power & Light District, located in downtown Kansas City, is known for its nightlife and entertainment venues. You’ll find plenty of places to watch the game, including KC Live!, a destination that covers an entire city block with two levels of restaurants, bars and hangout spots. Reserve a table for your own football watch party during the KC Game Day Experience.

If you’re searching for a gathering place where you can eat and watch the game in a large group, look no further than Taps on Main, located in the lively Crossroads area. Not only are they happy to accommodate large groups, but they’re happy to offer a dozen televisions and 40 taps on a pour-your-own-beer wall. The menu features upscale bar food (like gourmet grass-fed burgers!) and made-from-scratch creations. A perfect place for gameday food and gameday frenzy!

Where to Buy Chiefs Gear

Need gear to proudly wear on game day? Kansas City has several places where you can purchase an array of Chiefs goodies.

Charlie Hustle is located at the Country Club Plaza – one of Kansas City’s premiere shopping destinations. The Arrowhead Collection includes t-shirts, long-sleeved shirts and hoodies with designs that range from retro to funny.

Find all things Kansas City at Made in KC. With several locations in the city, Made in KC makes it easy to pick up Chiefs apparel, accessories, mugs and more. While you’re there, check out the décor, treats and treasures made by local artists. If you’re out of town, order the game day gift box to bring a bit of Kansas City into your home. ­

Even the youngest fans aren’t left out when it comes to choosing Chiefs merch at Westside Storey. The shop offers onesies as well as shirts with humorous designs. The collection of vintage Chiefs gear for sale is also worth browsing.

Experience Kansas City

Get out and explore Kansas City before and after the game – or any time of year.

A must-do for serious Chiefs fans is a tour of Arrowhead Stadium. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the loudest stadium in the NFL on a public or private tour. The history, art and trophies you’ll see on the tour are sure to impress.

Other sports-themed attractions include The College Basketball Experience and the Negro Leagues Baseball Musuem.

Union Station Kansas City is a gorgeous building that’s more than 100 years old. It’s filled with a variety of attractions, including a science center, planetarium and world-class touring exhibitions.

Boasting their signature saying “The people are thirsty” on the side of their building, Tom’s Town Distilling Co. is the first legal distillery in downtown Kansas City since Prohibition. Be sure to try the “official gin of the Chiefs” when visiting.

Explore the aquarium at the Kansas City Zoo & Aquarium. The Sobela Ocean Aquarium is home to nearly 8,000 animals in 34 habitats.

Looking for a place to stay after a day full of sightseeing and cheering on the Chiefs? Courtyard by Marriott Kansas City Downtown and Hotel Kansas City are conveniently located near the Power & Light District, so you don’t have far to travel after a night of revelry.