Kansas City Chiefs Celebrate Super Bowl LVII Win With Parade in Front of Roughly 1 Million
For the second time in five years, Kansas City, Missouri hosted a parade to raise the Lombardi Trophy. And it probably won’t be the last. After Patrick Mahomes, Andy Reid and the Chiefs overcame a 10-point halftime deficit to beat the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII (38-35), Kansas City’s overarching message on parade day was simple — “Let’s run it back!” Chiefs tight end hype man Travis Kelce was responsible for much of the quote-worthy moments in front of estimated 800,000-plus fans, nearing 1 million from start to finish.
“Chiefs kingdom, we do this for you. We love every single time you make Arrowhead (Stadium) shake… Everyone’s asking if this is a dynasty. It’s been a dynasty.” — Travis Kelce
“The AFC West said this was our rebuilding year… I don’t even know what rebuilding means. In our rebuilding year, we’re world champs.” — Patrick Mahomes
A chilly, cloudy day in Missouri may have contributed to a relatively tame celebration, but the typical events unfolded with players dancing on busses and signing autographs along the route. Fans in attendance (over 21) received free Bud Light to keep the party going. Mahomes donned his WWE World Championship belt, and the Chiefs offensive linemen wore shirts that read “0 Sacks” to knock the Eagles’ pass rush.
For the second time in five seasons, the Lombardi Trophy resides in Kansas City. And one of the youngest teams in the league plans on returning again.
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