Chiefs playoff ticket prices are almost as low as game-time temperature

If you've ever wanted to go see Patrick Mahomes play in the postseason on a budget-friendly seat, now's your (frigid) chance.

Dec 15, 2019; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs fans throw snow into the air during the
Dec 15, 2019; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs fans throw snow into the air during the / Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
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It sounds insane that anything in the year 2024 would be labeled budget-friendly, but for the price of a decent dinner out, you can find yourself with a decent seat rooting for the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs on their legendary home turf at Arrowhead Stadium for an actual playoff game.

Yeah, that's right. Watching Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce is a discounted experience on Saturday night.

The Chiefs are scheduled to host the visiting Miami Dolphins in a game that is going to be miserable for all parties involved—from coaches and players to security and concessions—due to inclement weather and freezing temperatures, and for those not paid to be there... well, it's a challenge to convince a lot of them.

If you've ever wanted to go see Patrick Mahomes play in the postseason on a budget-friendly seat, now's your (frigid) chance.

Just how cold will it be? Well, the last few days have led to multiple lists of the coldest NFL games ever, if that tells you anything. Forecasts for the game call for negative temps and that's before the high winds make it even lower. Some projections go as low as -30 degrees.

Let's be clear: Chiefs Kingdom is filled with die-hard fans who were lining up as early as ever to get into the stadium on Saturday morning, but there's a threshold for the casual fan (or even the sensible ones) and they're leaving their seats unused—or trying to resell them on ticket marketplaces.

As of the morning of the game, there were scores of tickets available for less than $40 over at StubHub—with the cheapest at $28 per ticket. Yes, that's Chiefs playoff tickets to watch the defending champs in Tyreek Hill's homecoming to Arrowhead for a night out for two at Olive Garden.

Lest you think it's a few seats at StubHub, you'd be wrong. Vivid Seats has dozens from $34 on up and TicketMaster's prices begin even lower than that at $29 apiece.

So far, we've seen the Ice Bowl and the Freezer Bowl and maybe today we'll get the Frigid Bowl or the Frozen Bowl or some other weather-related name that will describe the insanity for those having to play through such deplorable conditions. But if you're a fan passionate enough (and layered enough) to see it first-hand, you've got a playoff scenario that will rarely come around again.

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