Minneapolis, the city of lakes, recently found itself at the center of the pop culture universe, thanks to none other than the pop sensation Taylor Swift.
Swift’s Love for Football
The Grammy-winning songstress has been spotted at two consecutive Kansas City Chiefs games in the past two weeks. This has led to speculation about her relationship with Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce. The games she attended were victories over the Chicago Bears and New York Jets.
The Minneapolis Game
The Kansas City Chiefs faced the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on October 8, 2023. Fans were eagerly waiting to see if Swift would show up for the third straight game to support Kelce. However, despite the anticipation built all week, Swift did not make an appearance.
The Impact of Swift’s Presence
Swift’s presence at the games has not only boosted interest in football among her fans but also resulted in increased viewership for the games. NBC reported its most-watched Sunday show since the Super Bowl, with an average audience of nearly 27 million people.
Swift’s Connection with Minneapolis
Swift has a special connection with Minneapolis. She had two sold-out concerts at U.S. Bank Stadium as part of her ‘The Eras Tour’ in June 2023. Her love for the city and its people is evident, and fans are always excited to welcome her back.
While Swift did not attend the Chiefs-Vikings game in Minneapolis, her impact on the city and its people remains significant. Whether it’s through her music or her rumored romance with Travis Kelce, Swift continues to make headlines and capture hearts in Minneapolis and beyond.
Who is Travis Kelce?
Travis Michael Kelce, born on October 5, 1989, is an American football tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Chiefs in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft and later won Super Bowls LIV and LVII with the team, recording a touchdown reception in both wins.
Kelce is considered one of the greatest tight ends of all time. He holds the NFL record for most consecutive and most overall seasons with 1,000 yards receiving by a tight end with 7. He also owns the record for most receiving yards by a tight end in a single season with 1,416 in 2020, despite playing in only 15 games.
He was born in Westlake, Ohio. His father, Ed Kelce, is a sales representative in the steel industry, and his mother, Donna, is a former bank executive. Kelce’s older brother, Jason Kelce, is also a professional football player; he plays center for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Outside of football, Kelce has appeared on reality and scripted television and in advertisements. He co-hosts the podcast New Heights with his brother Jason, covering topics from football to popular culture.