Pop megastar Taylor Swift was seen in attendance before the Kansas City Chiefs game started on Thursday, the third time the 12-time Grammy winner has attended one of the team’s games amid rumors of a relationship with tight end Travis Kelce. The “Style” singer was shown on the broadcast entering Arrowhead Stadium wearing a red Chiefs jacket and later seated next to Kelce’s mother in a private box ahead of the defending Super Bowl champion’s showdown with the Denver Broncos. Swift, who has been dubbed a good luck charm for the Chiefs by her fans, missed last weekend’s home win against the Minnesota Vikings because of a scheduling conflict with the premiere of her new movie, “Taylor Swift: The Eraser Tour.”
She was back in action on Thursday, though, as Kelce and his teammates battled a Denver Broncos squad hoping to rebound from a close loss to the New York Jets the previous Sunday. Kelce was questionable for the game due to an ankle injury but could play. Swift sat with Kelce’s mom, Donna, in the suite, cheering loudly as the Chiefs took an early lead in the first quarter.
The game ended in a 19-8 victory for the Chiefs. Kelce caught two touchdowns and was named the game’s Most Valuable Player. Swift tweeted a photo of herself at the game with the caption: “As always, thank you for letting me share this night with you.”
What the future holds for Kelce and his rumored love interest is still being determined. Their relationship remains unconfirmed, but sources tell Page Six that he’s enjoying the attention and has referred to her as his “good luck charm.” Meanwhile, Swift’s appearances have boosted ticket sales and viewership numbers for the NFL and brought in a younger audience that might not have otherwise watched a game.
For this week’s Crucial Catch matchup, the Chiefs are partnering with Fox Sports to promote the fight against cancer among football fans. They’re asking fans to wear a ribbon at the game and write who they’re rooting for to support the cause.
Last weekend, Swift and her entourage of celebrity friends — including Blake Lively, Sophie Turner, Ryan Reynolds, and Hugh Jackman — showed up to watch the Chiefs take on the New York Jets. She also sat with Kelce’s mother and teammates for last season’s home win against the Denver Broncos. Her Thursday appearance will surely boost ratings for “Thursday Night Football” and the platform that carries it, Amazon Prime Video. The game is also available to stream on the same site. As for whether Swift’s presence will boost streaming numbers for her new film, that’s probably a bit too soon to tell. The movie is set for release on Nov. 8. As of this writing, it’s ranked No. 77 on Netflix’s top 125 movies list. But it is expected to become the most prominent streaming debut of any music movie ever, surpassing Beyonce’s “Homecoming” in 2017. That was released on Sept. 20, 2022, with more than 5.2 million downloads and streams in its first three days of availability.