For $2, Watch KC Chiefs Play ... in -15 Degrees

Kansas City just one of Sunday's games facing severe cold
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 18, 2016 12:57 PM CST
Fans bundled up for the cold weather head for U.S. Bank Stadium before the start of an NFL football game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, in Minneapolis....   (Andy Clayton-King)
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(Newser) – For those wanting to see the Kansas City Chiefs take on the Tennesee Titans in hopes of sealing a playoff berth, all you needed Sunday was $2 and whole heck of a lot of inner fortitude, reports the AP. Of course, that's assuming you can handle the minus-15 wind chill. "I want to be a part of that this year," one bundled-up fan tells the Kansas City Star, adding that only his truck's failure to start would make him miss the game. "We wanted the whole tailgating experience." With many parts of the country coming off the polar vortex, things were still plenty frosty in Kansas City, but ticket site had four seats together in the upper corner of the stadium for $2 apiece—less than a cup of coffee at most places. Or, if one was willing to pony up double that, a family of four could sit in the upper deck right at the 50-yard line. Parking, however, will still set you back $40.

Meanwhile, the Chicago Bears are playing one of the coldest home games in franchise history. The game-time temperature for their matchup against Green Bay on Sunday was 11 degrees with a minus-4 wind chill. Chicago hosted the Packers in 3-degree temperature and a minus-15 wind chill—the lowest ever for a Bears home game—on Dec. 18, 1983. The Bears' coldest home game, temperature-wise, was against Green Bay on Dec. 22, 2008, when it was 2 degrees with a minus-13 wind chill. Green Bay, of course, played the coldest NFL game on record when it beat Dallas in the 1967 NFL championship game—the "Ice Bowl." (Read more NFL stories.)

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