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Chiefs See 112 Percent Increase In Season Ticket Sales


Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt has got to be smiling.

Despite putting the worst product in the NFL on the field in 2012, Hunt’s Chiefs have seen an increase in season ticket sales of 112%.

And all it took was some good old fashioned firing.

Arrowhead Stadium was empty for a large part of last season, thanks mostly to all the losing. But there were other problems afoot for the Chiefs. Then Chiefs GM Scott Pioli, head coach Romeo Crennel and QB Matt Cassel had reached epic levels of unpopularity.

The angst was so bad that a group of fans shelled out their own money to fly banners over the stadium calling for Cassel’s benching and Pioli’s firing.

Ask and you shall receive.

Once Crennel and Pioli were sent packing and new head coach Andy Reid and new GM John Dorsey were brought in, optimism began to grow in Chiefs Nation.

Reid and Dorsey both come with excellent resumes. Reid’s 14 seasons in Philly were mostly positive and Dorsey arrived from the Green Bay Packers, a team that has been one of the most successful in the NFL at drafting star players in recent years.

Kansas City loves the Chiefs and the fans have shown faith in the organization for making the changes the fans called for.

Now it is time for the Chiefs to reward that faith with wins.

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  • micah stephenson

    SUCKA’S!!! HA HA HA. If they dont draft Geno Smith those season ticket holders wont b able to give those tickets away after 10 games. If they dont draft Geno the most I will pay is ten bucks for a ticket from a scalper.

    • calciomoti

      Indeed, my business is considering buying tickets, mostly because we all like to go to at least 1-2 games a season. One of my partners likes the cowgirls, and we play them in KC…but none of us will even budge on sending money yet until AFTER the draft.

    • sidibeke

      We’re not drafting Geno. I think that much is clear now.

      • micah stephenson

        I know man. Im starting to realize that and it sucks. Somebody is going to get a good ass QB.

    • TAZMOSIS

      So Micah, let’s say that the Chiefs lose their collective minds and use the first pick on Geno. And let’s say that they have another brain fart and start him. Let’s further say that after ten games the Chiefs are 2 and 8. Now, how does that pick look. The only way they get Geno Smith is with their first pick, and that ain’t happenin’. And even if do draft Geno, he won’t start. They have Alex Smith, and Geno is just not in their future.

  • dominicscarlatti

    112% increase? That would be an NFL record, wouldn’t it? I mean, that’s more than doubling the price of the tickets…??

    • TAZMOSIS

      Has nothing to do with ticket prices, only number of tickets sold.

      • dominicscarlatti

        Thank you for pointing out my extreme mental density…:-)

  • PunjabiPete

    Im buying tickets. Hunt has shown that even if he’s wrong he cares about this team enough to put his money where it needs to go. Micah, This is probably the last time I respond to you in a civilized manner. Geno Smith is not worth the first pick. MAYBE he could have been if we had not gotten Smith, but he is no longer needed as badly. He might be the second coming of Tom Brady, and I will be the first in line saying I am wrong, but it is also a possibility he is the second coming of Jamarcus Russell.

    • micah stephenson

      “but he is no longer needed as badly”…like yea we still need a QB bad than a mutha*****, but with Smith its not “as badly”. So why would ANY team EVER take a QB in the 1st rd then? Any QB could end up being a Jamarcus Russel! That only stops the Chiefs from trying.