Andy Reid took the Kansas City Chiefs to the Wild Card Round of the 2013 NFL playoffs as the Chiefs posted an unexpected 11-5 regular season record, but year two wasn’t as successful, missing out on the playoff picture completely.
With an offense that experienced severe struggles at times putting points on the board, the Chiefs signed former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin to significantly improve the quality of the receiving corps around quarterback Alex Smith. This is very crucial, considering Kansas City was the first team in history last year to have received zero touchdowns from their wide receivers. The Chiefs also locked up stud linebacker Justin Houston, signing him to a six-year, $101 million deal. The contract was the richest in Chiefs’ history, the richest for a linebacker in NFL history, and makes Houston the second-richest defensive player in the NFL behind the Miami Dolphins’ Ndamukong Suh.
The offense has the pieces with Smith, Jamaal Charles, Travis Kelce and Maclin, but will it come together for the Chiefs? The first chance fans will be able to get a look at the team is during the preseason, so below is secondary market ticket information provided by TiqIQ.com, along with some travel options to get a look at the team before Week 1 of the regular season.
8/15/2015 | Arizona Cardinals vs. Kansas City Chiefs | University of Phoenix Stadium | Average Price: $41 | Get-in Price: $5
8/21/2015 | Kansas City Chiefs vs. Seattle Seahawks | Arrowhead Stadium | Average Price: $48 | Get-in Price: $3
8/28/2015 | Kansas City Chiefs vs. Tennessee Titans | Arrowhead Stadium | Average Price: $38 | Get-in Price: $2
9/3/2015 | St. Louis Rams vs. Kansas City Chiefs | Edwards Jones Dome | Average Price: $90.95 | Get-in Price: $3
The least expensive preseason game is the Chiefs’ third one, which is considered the best one to attend considering the starters play the most. For out-of-town Chiefs fans, hotels in Kansas City starting from $50 can be booked through Hipmunk.com for those close enough to create a football road trip. The Titans will trot out their No. 2 overall pick in this affair, as 2014 Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota, formerly of the University of Oregon, will be tested against a stout KC defense. The Chiefs also have a quality home game at Arrowhead against the back-to-back Super Bowl-appearing Seattle Seahawks for a low get-in price of just $3.
Chief fans from the west coast can find hotels near University of Phoenix Stadium starting from $32 to see the first preseason game of the season. With an average ticket price of $41, the game against the Cardinals is the least expensive road preseason game for the Chiefs, where tickets can be found for as low as $5.