By Mason Poepperling / Staff writer
The Kansas City Chiefs are going back to the Super Bowl.
After narrowly losing out on a spot in the biggest sports event in America last year to the Cincinnati Bengals, the Chiefs came back with a vengeance in a nail-bitingly-close AFC Championship rematch that ended in a 23-20 victory for the Chiefs.
As exciting as it was for the millions of fans watching the game unfold on TV, it was even more exciting for Grant Whipple, a Hutchinson freshman who attended the game in Arrowhead Stadium.
“It was definitely exciting to watch, especially with my friend from Cincinnati, who I met up with before the game started,” Whipple said.
Of course, anyone who’s watched a game take place at Arrowhead Stadium knows that the venue is notorious for its massive levels of noise coming from the crazed football fans. How loud does it get at Arrowhead? During a 2014 Monday Night Football game against the New England Patriots, Arrowhead Stadium earned a Guinness World Record for the world’s loudest stadium, hitting 142.2 decibels. That’s as loud as a commercial jet taking off, and it’s just as loud in person as it is seems on TV.
“Anyone who knows about Arrowhead knows how loud it gets,” Whipple said, “but when you’re there in the heat of the moment, surrounded by thousands of fellow Chief fans, it’s something that you hardly even think about.”
Fans of the Kansas City Chiefs will once again be able to cheer their team on as they make their way to Super Bowl 57 at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. It’s their fifth Super Bowl appearance, and if they win, it will be the Chiefs third Super Bowl victory, after winning Super Bowl 54 against the San Francisco 49ers, and Super Bowl 4 against the Minnesota Vikings.