Kansas City Chiefs fans had reasonable optimism when the Chiefs hired former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid to take over a 2-14 franchise. When Reid, who has four NFC title games and one Super Bowl under his belt, swung a trade for veteran passer Alex Smith, fans felt like this could be more than just a minor jump.
Who knew they'd be so right?
These 2013 Chiefs are not just competitive. They don't just stay in games. And they're not just doing an admirable job. They're dominating.
Well, on defense, at least.
Still, the Chiefs are 9-1, with their only loss this season coming to the league's best offensive team and their AFC West division rival, Denver Broncos.
Just as important as their newfound success is their newfound value, however. Chiefs fans have long been some of the most loyal and passionate in the NFL, but all of this winning has KC folks rejoicing more than ever, and naturally showing up at more games.
In fact, Kansas City Chiefs tickets
have jumped up 46.1 percent just this year alone, as they now sell for about $165 on average, after starting 2013 at about $118 on average.
Tiq IQ broke down Chiefs tickets before the season started, and Kansas City was easily one of the favorites for "value buys" at home games in 2013. That value has only increased with each win, as Chiefs fans and NFL
fans alike are seeing that Kansas City is a legit contender.
Here's a look at Kansas City's game-by-game ticket sales increase in 2013:
- Week 1: $115
- Week 2: $117 (+1.7%)
- Week 3: $130 (+11.1%)
- Week 4: $132 (+1.5%)
- Week 5: $147 (+11.3%)
- Week 6: $154 (+4.8%)
- Week 7: $157 (+1.9%)
- Week 8: $165 (+5.1%)
- Week 9: $169 (+2.4%)
- Week 10: $173 (+2.4%)
- Week 11: $171 (-1.2%)
- Week 12: $170 (-0.6%)
With Chiefs tickets steadily rising, it's only natural that the value of the tickets keeps climbing. In fact, it's hard to see it slowing down after a close game with the Denver Broncos in week 11 and the Chiefs still in great position to win their division and earn a bye for the NFL playoffs
With the December 1 battle between the Broncos and Chiefs being the most expensive Kansas City home game since TiqIQ has been tracking Chiefs tickets data, it's clear that this new regime in Kansas City has everyone believing in the hype. And if KC can even the season series with a win over the Broncos in their second meeting, their ticket value should only increase.