Chiefs Invite Fans Around the Globe to Join "The World's Largest Tailgate Presented by Bud Light" Prior to 2023 NFL Kickoff Game

Visit now to reserve a virtual seat.


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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – As the defending Super Bowl champions, the Kansas City Chiefs open the 2023 season playing host to the Detroit Lions on Thursday, September 7 for the annual NFL Kickoff Game.

To welcome all fans back to football on September 7, the Chiefs have announced the World’s Largest Tailgate presented by Bud Light, a virtual tailgate and concert experience hosted live from the Ford Tailgate District outside GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium and streamed to mobile devices, living rooms, restaurants, bars and fan clubs in Chiefs Kingdom and around the globe.

Hosted by the Merrell Twins, Kansas City-born YouTube stars, the show will feature a performance by the American DJ/producer duo Two Friends, as well as segments with Saturday Night Live’s Heidi Gardner, influencer Tabitha Swatosh, and appearances by Donna Kelce (mother of the Kelce brothers), Chiefs legends and other special guests. The 90-minute show begins at 4:30 p.m. CT and will include multiple live look-ins at Chiefs bars and fan clubs around the country and throughout the world.

Football and music fans alike are invited to visit now to reserve their virtual seat to attend this unique show celebrating the start of the football season. Whether a Kansas City transplant longing for the feeling of a hometown tailgate, an international fan learning about the Chiefs and the club’s tailgating culture, or a die-hard red and gold fan tuning in from their home in the heart of the Kingdom, all are invited to enjoy this all-ages show.

“Chiefs Kingdom is wherever you are, and the World’s Largest Tailgate is one way we can unite people in Kansas City, around the country and throughout the world around the fact that NFL football is back in a big way,” Chiefs President Mark Donovan said. “We are incredibly proud of our football team, our fans and our tailgating culture, and we’re certain that we’ll be exporting a special look at GEHA Field at Arrowhead and the Chiefs through this unique music and entertainment experience.”

Fans attending the NFL Kickoff Game at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium can attend the live stage show and concert inside the Ford Tailgate District, although space will be limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Regular Ford Tailgate District programming will be live both before and after the World’s Largest Tailgate presented by Bud Light.

Chiefs vs. Lions, presented by T-Mobile, kicks off at 7:20 p.m. CT on NBC (KSHB in Kansas City). Additional gameday details will be announced at a later date.