Free beer awaits fans of Chiefs who go to London
If there’s one thing that can persuade football fans to make a 4,300-mile trip across an ocean to see one bad team play another bad team, it is free beer.
The Kansas City Chiefs know this, which is why they will be dishing out free beer to ticket holders at a pub in London’s Trafalgar Square on Friday afternoon, two days before the Chiefs take on the Detroit Lions at Wembley Stadium.
“What we came up with was, let’s figure out a way to buy them a beer,” Chiefs President Mark Donovan told ESPN’s Adam Teicher. “The idea is if you’re coming to London, whether you came in on a train from Manchester where you live or whether you came over on a flight or whether you came in from Germany because it’s easier to get to London than Kansas City, you came to support the Chiefs, and we want to buy you a beer.”
“It’s literally meant to be, ‘Come to London. Come to the pub. We’re buying the beers,’ ” Donovan continued. “Of all the people I’ve talked to — and I’ve talked to CEO levels who are going with clients, to season-ticket holders at training camp — and they’ve wanted to know the plans for people who are going to be there. And I’ve told them, ‘I’m buying you a beer, so come see me.’ ”
The Chiefs expect about 800 season ticket holders to make the trip. They also will be giving out free flags to their fans entering the stadium, which isn’t as good as free beer but still: free flag.