KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs kick off their season at Arrowhead Sunday against the San Diego Chargers. But before they take the field, they took the stage Friday night at Power and Light for a Red Friday rally.
“We came up here around 1 p.m., we started the day early wanted to make sure we got a good seat. The music is good we are having a good time,” Trinda Wheeler said.
And by the time the Red Friday Rally was in full swing, everyone was having a good time as Power and Light was packed with Chiefs Fans. There was X Factor, Kansas City’s own Superman, KC Wolf and of course the Chiefs cheerleaders to pump up the crowd.
“I feel like just looking around this city today, you could kind of tell, there’s a sense of pride that Kansas City has for their sports teams, that’s just completely unmatched, you feel it the entire city was electric today and it’s a good feeling to have football back,” said Wheeler.
Travis Kelce, Dontari Poe and Alex Smith were among the host of players who took the stage.
“There’s nothing else going on like this in the rest of the country,” Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith said.
“I’ve been to P&L for Royals games and Sporting KC games. To finally come for a Chiefs game and to be part of it like I am today, encountering the fans for the first time, it’s very exciting and Sunday can’t get here fast enough,” kicker Cairo Santos said.
When game time comes Sunday, don’t worry the team says they’ll be ready, and the fans ready to root them on.
“I think they are looking forward to Sunday’s game, and I think it’s going to be exciting, I think we are going to have a good team,” Chiefs season ticket holder since 1963, Christy Chester, said.
“Just really looking forward to going all the way this year, oh yeah, no doubt we are going to do it,” Ed Lewis said.
The rally wrapped up with Trent Harmon, the final American Idol Winner this season, taking the stage in a Chiefs jersey.