Fitting for Chiefs fans, KC Power & Light throwing a tailgate party Sunday with thousands expected

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Live Block in the Power and Light District may feel dormant on Wednesday, but it will be a much different story come Sunday.

"We are going to put on a show for everyone," Rachel Waller, director of marketing of Power and Light, said.

She said the party starts at 11 a.m. Sunday, where all ages are invited to have some fun and cheer on the Chiefs, with no cost of admission.

"We're going to have a huge screen here, a huge projector that is 15 feet wide," Waller said.

Close to 20,000 people from around the world are expected to be in downtown Kansas City on Sunday.

"When people call from other states to be a part of our party at KC Live," she said, "it truly gives me chills."

Because of the massive crowds, they're shutting down Grand Boulevard from Truman Road to 13th Street for a tailgate party including games, grills, food trucks and another big screen projector to show the game.

"It's really going to be a fun outdoor atmosphere, which Kansas City fans love. People love tailgating they love being outside. So we're throwing a huge tailgate and welcoming all of Kansas City downtown for the Super Bowl," Waller said.

With more people downtown, KCP&L has hired more security. Waller also said restaurants in the district will have more staff.

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A block over at BRGR they've been prepping for Super Bowl Sunday the past two weeks.

"I can't wait to make 10,000 more of these," Executive Chef Bruce Dunseith said.

Dunseith expects to serve 25 times the amount of food they cook on a typical Sunday.

"I love the adrenaline of it," Dunseith said. "I love the rush."

Also adding to the preps, "When the Chiefs win, we will be giving out free hamburgers on Monday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.," Dunseith said.

The offer is good at any BRGR location.

BRGR will have more staff on hand, and Power and Light expects to see even more Chiefs fans following the game.

"A lot of people who are at house parties or other places throughout the metro. They're going to come down here to be a part of KC winning the Super Bowl," Waller said. "We are going to continue that party for as long as they'll have us on Sunday night."

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