KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chiefs Kingdom will officially spread to Germany during the 2023 NFL season.
The league announced Wednesday morning that Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs will play Tyreek Hill and the Miami Dolphins on Nov. 5 in Frankfurt.
While single-game Chiefs tickets go on sale to the public Friday, May 12, it does not include the Germany game. Those tickets will be more complicated to buy.
According to the Kansas City Chiefs, fans who are interested in only buying tickets to the Nov. 5 game must register through the NFL’s international games site.
Registering for tickets is the only way fans can access general admission tickets for the 2023 NFL International Games.Kansas City Chiefs
Registering for tickets only gives fans the chance to buy tickets. It does not guarantee that tickets will be available when they go on sale to the public.
Additional information about buying tickets and when the tickets actually go on sale will be released soon.
Fans looking to buy a package travel deal, including a ticket to the game, are required to register with On Location. The company is the official travel partner with the NFL and also organized trips to Super Bowl LVII and the 2023 NFL Draft in Kansas City.
Information about travel packages to the Germany game will be listed in the coming days, but it will cost thousands of dollars for each fan.
Single-game tickets for the remainder of the Chiefs 2023-24 season go on sale Friday, May 12.
Jackson County taxpayers have the first chance at 8 a.m. Tickets for season ticket holders go on sale at 10 a.m. Everyone else can start buying tickets a 11 a.m.
Tickets and parking passes will only be sold online. The ticket windows at Arrowhead will not be open for ticket sales on Friday.
FOX4 has looked into current passport processing times. Routine processing will take 10 to 13 weeks. Expedited processing (that includes an extra cost will take 7 to 9 weeks).
These estimations do not include mailing time, which can add up to four weeks to the process.
Visiting Arrowhead Stadium on Wednesday, Kathy Stecker, in from Michigan, said she has been to Frankfurt, Germany once before.
“It’s just beauty. Beauty everywhere,” Stecker said. “And ask them ‘Do you speak English?’ And most do. But, you know, don’t assume.”
Not far away, James Arcano, Beer Hall General Manager for KC Bier Co, points out Frankfurt on their large map of Germany. The brewery focuses on authentic German style beers and they’re preparing for the increased focus on German culture – both for fans planning to go or watching from the states.
“I’ve been a Chiefs fan my whole life,” Arcano said. “Most of the beer in Germany is going to be served in a Maßkrug, a liter of beer. And it’s generally designed to be drank in mass quantities.”
A similar feeling is happening at Fritz’s Smoked Meats and Superior Sausage, which specializes in many items including German-style sausages.
“If they’re playing in Germany, everybody thinks they’re going to sell a bunch of bratwurst around town. I promise you that because bratwurst is going to be a hot commodity for anything in Germany,” Fritz’s manager Kurt McDonald said.
But will there be interest overseas when the Chiefs take on the Dolphins?
“I’m sure, you know, there are a lot of Americans who live there because they’re in the service and they’re ex-pats – so I’m sure they are. But I don’t know about the German population at all,” Stecker said.
While single-game Chiefs tickets go on sale to the public Friday, May 12, it does not include the Germany game. Those tickets will be more complicated to buy – fans who want to go will have to register through the NFL’s International Games Site for a chance to buy tickets.