The Chiefs Popularity Is Booming Here’s How Many Followers They Gain When Taylor Swift Shows Up At A Game
I’m 100% biased in this as I am a die-hard Taylor Swift fan. Throughout the last 16 years, I’ve watched her date several notable men, and I’ve watched the rumor mill try to link her with others. But there is just something different about her with Kansas City Chief’s star tight end Travis Kelce. Taylor showed up at his game a few weeks ago and the media has gone wild over the couple ever since. It’s easy to see why. They are absolutely adorable together. She looks genuinely happy and quite honestly smitten with him. And he seems to adore her for exactly who she is and has no problem letting her shine. And when you’re the biggest star in the world, anything you are linked to is going to see a boost in popularity. The Kansas City Chiefs are no exception to the Taylor Swift effect.
The Chiefs were already on top of the world. They are the reigning Super Bowl Champions, have the best quarterback in the league in Patrick Mahomes, and show no signs of slowing down any time soon. That success brings bandwagon fans of course. Having engaging personalities on any football team can also bring in new fans. Heck, even here in Charlotte we saw that when Cam Newton and the Panthers went on their Super Bowl run. But the Kansas City Chiefs bandwagon is picking up fans faster than ever thanks to the Travis Kelce Taylor Swift relationship. Just how many? Well glad you asked!
According to the pop culture experts at Averagebeing the Kansas City Chiefs gain an average of 18,000 new fans every time Taylor Swift attends a game. They looked at the Instagram accounts of Kansas City Chiefs (@chiefs), the NFL (@NFL), and Travis Kelce (@killatrav) to see how their followings rose on average the day after Taylor attended each Chiefs game. According to their data, the Kansas City Chief’s Instagram gains an average of 18,383 each time Taylor appears at a game. Additionally, the NFL account gained an average of 12,839 followers. That one surprises me. As a fan of any and all football (I will and do watch any game), I’m not sure I’m even following the NFL.