Taylor Swift has spent the majority of the current NFL season as the girl in the bleachers amid her “Love Story” with boyfriend Travis Kelce. After the “Anti-Hero” singer and the tight end, whose team the Kansas City Chiefs is headed to Super Bowl LVIII Sunday along with the San Francisco 49ers, sparked romance in the summer, Swift has been spotted in the stands donning Chiefs gear and wearing the team’s red-and-white color palette, leading to plenty of viral moments and buzz.
Swift and Kelce first sparked romance over the summer after Kelce confessed on the New Heights podcast that he attempted to give the singer his number during one of her The Eras Tour shows. She went on to make her first appearance at a Kansas City Chiefs game in September 2023. Swift has since attended a total of games this NFL season, meaning the Big Game on Sunday would mark game No. 13, coincidentally Swift’s lucky number.
“I don’t know how they know what suite I’m in. There’s a camera, like, a half-mile away, and you don’t know where it is, and you have no idea when the camera is putting you in the broadcast, so I don’t know if I’m being shown 17 times or once,” Swift said of her NFL season appearances in her TIME Person of the Year cover story in December. “I’m just there to support Travis [Kelce]. I have no awareness of if I’m being shown too much and pissing off a few dads, Brads and Chads.”
While Swifties continue to buzz about the possibility of Swift making an appearance Super Bowl Sunday at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, some even doing the math to confirm that the singer can make it back to the U.S. from her concert in Tokyo, take a look back at all of the singer’s Chiefs game appearances in support of Kelce. The Kansas City Chiefs will play against the San Francisco 49ers when Super Bowl LVIII airs live on CBS on Feb. 11. The game will also stream live on Paramount+, which you can subscribe to here.
Swift’s first appearance
Swift made her first appearance at a Chiefs game on Sept. 24 as the team took on the Chicago Bears at Arrowhead Stadium. The singer was spotted in a suite wearing a red and white windbreaker and her signature red lips as she cheered on Kelce alongside the player’s mom, Donna Kelce. At the time, the pair, who were later spotted leaving the locker room together, were only rumored to be romantically involved, with the “Midnights” singer later confirming that they were a couple at the time.
“This all started when Travis very adorably put me on blast on his podcast, which I thought was metal as hell. We started hanging out right after that. So we actually had a significant amount of time that no one knew, which I’m grateful for, because we got to get to know each other,” she told TIME. “By the time I went to that first game, we were a couple. I think some people think that they saw our first date at that game? We would never be psychotic enough to hard launch a first date.”
The Kansas City Chiefs are headed to the Super Bowl, and while it remains to be seen if Taylor Swift will be in the stands cheering on boyfriend Travis Kelce, the “Anti-Hero” singer hasn’t shied away from showing her support for the tight end. Ever since sparking romance, Swift has been spotted in the stands donning Chiefs gear and wearing the team’s red-and-white color palette, leading to plenty of viral moments and buzz.
Swift was joined by her celebrity pals for her second Chiefs game
Just a week after attending her first Chiefs game, Swift was back in the stands at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Oct. 1 for the Chiefs game against the New York Jets. For the game, which drew the highest viewership for a Sunday TV show since the Super Bowl, per NBC Sports, the singer brought along some of her closest pals – Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Sabrina Carpenter, Hugh Jackman, Sophie Turner, and Shawn Levy, as well as her younger brother Austin Swift.
The singer attended her first Chiefs home game in October
On Oct. 12, Swift was once again in the crowd as the Chiefs took on the Denver Broncos in Kansas City. The singer was photographed in the athlete’s private box next to Kelce’s mom.
The game marked Swift’s return to the stands after she missed her boyfriend’s away game against the Minnesota Vikings on Oct. 8. It also came after Kelce accused the NFL of “overdoing it” with its coverage of Swift, saying during an episode of the New Heights podcast, “I think it’s fun when they show who all is at the game. I think it brings a little more to the atmosphere, brings a little bit more to what you’re watching. But at the same time, I think they’re overdoing it a little bit. For sure, especially for my situation. I think they’re just trying to have fun with it.”
The ‘Shake It Off’ singer showcased her ‘secret handshake’ with Brittany Mahomes
For her fourth game, which came just ahead of the release of 1989 (Taylor’s Version), Swift was spotted cheering on the Chiefs alongside Brittany Mahomes and her son, Bronze, as the Chiefs took on the Los Angeles Chargers on Oct. 22. During the game, Swift and Brittany showed off their secret handshake, with Patrick Mahomes telling CBS Mornings in December that Swift was “part of the Chiefs kingdom” and her handshake with his wife was “better than me and Travis’.”
“It’s cool that she’s embraced Brittany, and they’ve built a friendship as well,” he said. “So for me, it’s Travis, man, and he’s lucky enough to be with a great girl, and a great woman, and it’s been cool to interact with her.”
After a break from games amid her The Eras Tour, Swift returned to the stands in November
Swift spent the majority of November with her fans, embarking on the South American leg of her sold-out The Eras Tour, during which Kelce even flew in for a show in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She later returned to the States as the Chiefs faced off against the Green Bay Packers on Dec. 3. While the game marked the first time Swift saw her boyfriend’s team lose, the singer was once again cheering Kelce on alongside Brittany, the pair even wearing coordinating looks. For the game, Brittany wore her husband’s jersey number on the back of her black and red bomber jacket, while Swift wore a black dress and a long red teddy coat, which many fans suspected she borrowed from Brittany.
Swift wore a vintage Chiefs sweatshirt for her second Chiefs home game
As the Chiefs returned to Arrowhead Stadium on Dec. 10 for a game against the Buffalo Bills, Swift appeared for her sixth NFL game in a vintage ’90s sweatshirt she purchased from Westside Storey, a secondhand clothing boutique in Kansas City, according to Business Insider. Following the game, Swift and Kelce photographed holding hands while exiting Arrowhead Stadium.
Swift’s father, Scott Swift, tagged along with the singer for the Chief’s Dec. 17 game against the New England Patriots. As they cheered along with fans in the Gillette Stadium suit, they were joined by Brittany Mahomes, Swift’s backup singer Melanie Nyema, stylist Ashley Avignone ,and musician Alana Haim.
Christmas Day game
Swift spent Christmas Day at Arrowhead Stadium cheering on her boyfriend. Although the Chiefs lost to the Las Vegas Raiders, Kelce praised Swift, who wore a Santa hat for the game, for making the day special.
Swift spent New Year’s Eve cheering for Kelce
Swift was once again in attendance for the Chief’s home game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Dec. 31. The singer wore a custom Chiefs varsity jacket, which matched the one her boyfriend wore on Christmas.
Swift spotted ‘swag surfing’ during her first game of 2024
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— jules (@ohheyitsjaye) January 14, 2024
Despite the bitter cold, Swift joined Kelce’s mother in a private box at the Jan. 13 playoff game against the Miami Dolphins, marking her first NFL game appearance of the new year. Following the Chiefs’ win, the singer was seen “swag surfing” with the crowd.
That same day, the Chiefs owner, Clark Hunt, praised Swift and Kelce’s “purely organic” relationship, telling CNBC, “It’s been a very interesting, very fun year having the two of them dating, the attention that’s been focused on the Chief. Our female audience has grown leaps and bounds.”
Swift once again joined Kelce’s family as the Chiefs took on the Buffalo Bills in the playoffs on Jan. 21. Along with spending some time with Kelce’s parents, the singer was also spotted cheering alongside the player’s older brother, Jason Kelce, who was joined by his wife, Kylie Kelce.
The Chiefs become AFC champions
Swift was in attendance, and spotted wearing that infamous #87 jersey ring that Kelce’s mother gifted her, on Jan. 28 when the Chiefs defeated the Baltimore Ravens at the AFC Championship, ensuring their trip to the Super Bowl. At one point in the game, Swift was caught telling a cameraperson, “Go away, please,” after a camera cut to the singer during a CBS promo for the Grammys. However, after the Chiefs secured their victory, Swift didn’t shy away from celebrating, as she was even spotted on the field embracing and kissing Kelce.