KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs lost again on Sunday, this time to the Denver Broncos 17-9, giving them the worst record in the NFL and making them the first team to be officially eliminated from playoff contention this season.
Now, a lot of Chiefs season ticket holders say that they are debating whether or not to renew their tickets, saying that they’re losing faith in the franchise.
Season ticket holder Richard Techaw, who has held tickets since 1988, says he’s on the fence about renewing for next season.
“Romeo Crennel seems to be a nice guy, Scott Pioli seems to be a nice guy, he’s been here for four years (and) you can’t show me any draft pick that he’s drafted that’s making an impact on the team,” said Techaw. “I don’t think if we don’t change general managers and coaches, I’m going to have to think hard about it.”
Christina Williamson says that she loves cheering for the Chiefs, but says that it’s frustrating to see ticket prices plummet when she paid full-price for her seats.
“We have four seats and they are $100 a piece, not including our parking passes which is an additional $32 per game,” said Williamson. “We found on line that people were selling tickets for $10 out here.”
Some fans say that the cost of going to a game out at Arrowhead is putting a big pinch on their wallets.
“Tickets for an average family will spend an easy two or three hundred on tickets, and parking is $27, and your food depending on how big your group is – our group of six – we spent $80 on food,” said Chiefs fan Jason Coder.
Season ticket holders who have a lot of emotion, and money, invested in the struggling team say that the franchise is in real danger of losing its team spirit. They say that they miss the way Arrowhead used to be on game day.
“The mood in the game was always better and the crowd got into it more, the stands were full instead of practically empty. It was just loud and the crowd had an effect on the game,” said Chiefs fan Dan Ball.