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By Rory Carroll
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – Followers of the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers have been all smiles as they entered Allegiant Stadium for the Tremendous Bowl on Sunday however admitted their good cheer got here with a facet of nerves.
Safety was tight however followers arriving early for the NFL’s championship sport mentioned they’d no points moving into the $1.9-billion stadium situated simply off the Las Vegas Strip.
“Everybody has been improbable,” mentioned Chiefs fan Kay Peca, who was attending her first Tremendous Bowl as an early seventieth birthday current.
“Followers of the opposite group have been nice. We have had a pair little snarls, however for essentially the most half we fist bump.”
Pop famous person Taylor Swift had arrived on the stadium to cheer on her boyfriend, Chiefs tight finish Travis Kelce, including one other layer of pleasure to the already highly-anticipated matchup.
“When my college students discover out that I am right here and I am in the identical constructing as Taylor Swift, they will ask, ‘Did you get an image? ‘Did you give her a hug?'” mentioned Todd Boden, an elementary college music instructor from Pennsylvania.
“No, we have been in the identical constructing and that is as shut as we will get.”
Boden mentioned followers of each groups have been being “cordial” however that it belied nerves on each side forward of the high-stakes matchup.
With a win, the Chiefs would safe their second consecutive Tremendous Bowl title and cement their standing because the league’s newest dynasty.
A 49ers triumph would ship a record-tying sixth Tremendous Bowl title and first since 1995.