Fans turn out to see Chiefs’ tight end Travis Kelce in the middle of a different kind of competition

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- Kansas City’s Travis Kelce is searching for his soul mate, and starting Wednesday night you get to watch his journey begin as the Chiefs tight end kicks off his very own reality dating show.

To celebrate 'Catching Kelce,' dozens of people gathered at Johnny’s Tavern near 119th and Glenwood in Overland Park for a season premiere watch party.

Johnny’s is known for its big screen TVs and broadcasting big games, but Wednesday night, the restaurant tuned in to a different kind of competition.

“I am really excited,” said Madison Folsom. “He is a gorgeous man and I wish I could’ve gone on the show myself. I love him!”

All eyes were on the screens as the E! Network premiered Catching Kelce and introduced him to the rest of the world.

During the premiere, the professional football star met all of his potential girlfriends: 50 women from 50 states with 60 seconds to make a good impression and hoping to steal Kelce’s heart.

It’s a new spin on your typical reality dating show, and you can bet women across the metro will be tuning in this entire season.

“From what I’ve seen, he has a really goofy personality,” said Folsom. “I think he’s going to make it a lot of fun for the girls and the girls definitely seem unique.”

Folsom added, “I watched one of the sneak peek shows and they seem a little different than the Bachelor crew, so i’m looking forward to it.”

In past interviews, Kelce has said he’s looking for someone who can compliment his lifestyle and get along with the other football wives and girlfriends.

He told E! he picked one lucky lady, but says they’re still getting to know each other.

Whatever the outcome, one thing is for sure – Kelce fans think the show will attract a lot of viewers and put a positive spotlight on the Chiefs organization.

“I think it will be great for the city,” Folsom said. “Our sports have already given us so much attention in the past few years that, to put this highlight on the Chiefs, I think it will be great for Travis Kelce and for Kansas City.”