Inflation means tailgates at Chiefs games will cost more

Kansas City, Mo. – A new report shows inflation hitting Kansas City Chiefs fans where it really hurts. At the tailgate party in the parking lot.

Everything from hotels and gas to hotdogs and beer costs more this football season.

Wells Fargo analyzed prices to calculate how much more football fans can expect for some pregame fun.


Reports indicate that travel expenses have taken the biggest hit this season.

According to data from the American Automobile Association, gas is still up 25-percent over a year ago. The increase also reflects the latest relief drivers experienced at the pump.

Food and drink

Wells Fargo says tailbacks won’t be relieved when it comes to feeding the crowd.

The report showed groceries jumped about 13-percent in the past year. It’s the biggest gain in decades and affects some of the most popular tailgate items on the menu.

  • Hot dogs
  • Ground beef
  • Chicken
  • Pork ribs
  • Propane / firewood
  • Takeout restaurant
  • the price of beer


Fans will also likely pay more for tickets to the actual game this year.

Depending on the opponent, the report determined that tickets are rebounding from lows earlier this year.

According to Wells Fargo’s Team Marketing and Economic Report, the average cost for a family of four to attend an NFL game is nearly $600.

You can read the entire Tailgate Inflation report at

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