Taylor Swift, the renowned pop star, was spotted at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, attending the Kansas City Chiefs’ primetime NFL game against the New York Jets to support Travis Kelce, the NFL tight end. This marked the second consecutive week that Swift has been seen in the stands, showing her support for Kelce, and her presence has not gone unnoticed by fans and spectators alike.
Swift’s NYC Connection
Swift, who has made New York her home since 2014, found herself back in the city that inspired the opening track of her “1989” album, aptly titled “Welcome to New York.” Her presence at the game added an extra layer of excitement for fans.
Game Day Enthusiasm
As the game kicked off, Swift was seen in high spirits, raising a red drink as she enthusiastically cheered for the Chiefs. During the first quarter of the game, she engaged with fellow attendees, sharing hugs and displaying her excitement at the on-field action.
Ticket Frenzy and Increased Prices
News of Swift’s anticipated appearance sent fans, particularly Swifties, into a frenzy, prompting a rush to purchase tickets. The anticipation of her attendance reportedly led to an 18.5% increase in ticket prices, according to Ticketmaster, showcasing the star’s significant influence.
A day before the game, Swift enjoyed a girls’ night out with Brittany Mahomes, the wife of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Joining them for the outing were Blake Lively and Sophie Turner, adding a touch of celebrity glamor to the pre-game festivities.
The Impact of Their First Public Appearance
Swift and Kelce created quite a stir with their initial public appearance together on September 24 when Kelce played against the Chicago Bears. Swift watched the game from a suite alongside Kelce’s mother, Donna, cheering him on to a resounding 41-10 victory. This game turned out to be the most-watched matchup of the week, attracting 24.3 million viewers and ranking first among women aged 12 to 49.
Kelce’s Appreciation for Swift
During an episode of the “New Heights With Jason and Travis Kelce” podcast, the Chiefs player expressed his admiration for Swift.
describing her as “impressive” for attending his game. He highlighted the positive reception she received from everyone in the suite and her stylish presence at the event.
Kelce also playfully referred to their departure as a “getaway car” moment, adding an extra layer of charm to their interaction.
Swift’s Influence Beyond the Stadium
Swift’s attendance at the NFL games has not only thrilled fans but has also had a tangible impact on Travis Kelce’s jersey sales and social media following. Her support continues to resonate beyond the stadium, underscoring the unique and influential role celebrities like Swift play in the world of sports and entertainment.