A sea of red will be filling the Kansas City area on Sunday for the 2020 Super Bowl, and Chiefs fans everywhere have been preparing themselves for this moment for a long time.
It has been 50 years since the Chiefs have made it to the Superbowl and this Sunday, Feb. 2, fans everywhere will be watching the Chiefs play against the San Francisco 49ers at 5:30 p.m. on Fox.
For one Chiefs fan, winning the AFC Championship was surreal. For those that don’t know, winning the AFC Championship game determines which team will make it to the Super Bowl.
Missouri Western professor Dr. Corey White has been watching the Chiefs play since he was a kid.
“I'm excited. I grew up here. Well, North Kansas City, and so I've been a Chiefs fan ever since I cared about football ,and we've had a lot of years where there wasn't all that much to root for,” White said. “So regardless of how the actual game goes in the Super Bowl, the fact that we made it there is I think very important for the city and the fans.”
Some fans were not able to watch the AFC Championship like Missouri Western sophomore Erin Cox, who watched the game on her phone and couldn’t contain her happiness when she found out the Chiefs was going to the Super Bowl.
“I was really excited, and I think I annoyed the people I was with because I kept on telling them, ‘The Chiefs won,’” Cox said.
White would like to see a big victory like when the Royals won the World Series in 2015.
“I hope that we get to have a parade downtown. It was really exciting when the Royals won and I would love to have a picture where it's all red shirts. Go Chiefs!” White said.
The excitement is real, the color red will be worn and the Chiefs stadium and many households will be filled with the chants and cheers of fans everywhere.
The global center has paired with a Chrisitan Challenge staff leader to host an international Superbowl party.
MIssouri Western junior and staff leader for Christian Challenge Miranda Durr spoke about why she decided to host the Superbowl party at her house and what to expect.
“We wanted the international students to have a chance to experience something very American in an American home,” Durr said.
The Christian Challenge organization is not hosting a Super Bowl party on campus but would like to see the community come together to watch the Chiefs play.
“We’re encouraging everyone to go to their local church or open their home,” Durr said.