Mercedes-Benz Stadium might be occupied in a week, but it won’t be the Atlanta Falcons that are playing.
In the wake of the Buffalo Bills-Cincinnati Bengals game being canceled two weeks ago, the NFL announced that, if the AFC Championship ends up being between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Bills, the game would be played at a neutral site.
That neutral site was later announced as Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Today, we received an important update about this game.
More than 50,000 tickets were purchased by the Bills’ and Chiefs’ season-ticket holders in the first 24 hours they were for sale for the if-needed, neutral-site AFC Championship Game. Bills fans would be seated on their side of the field and Chiefs fans on the other.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 20, 2023
At this point, it looks like over 50,000 tickets have been purchased by Chiefs and Bills fans alike.
Now, there is still a chance that this game will not happen, and all of these tickets will be refunded.
Both teams have to win their respective Divisional games this weekend, both will be tough tests.
The Bills are playing the Bengals, who are hungry to return to their second-straight AFC Championship.
The Chiefs are playing the Jacksonville Jaguars, who have been playing significantly better as of late, and should give the Chiefs defense some problems.
If the Bills lose and the Chiefs win, the Chiefs will host the Bengals for the AFC Championship.
If the Chiefs lose and the Bills win, the Bills will host the Jaguars.
If somehow, both teams lose, the Bengals will host the Jaguars in the AFC Championship.
With a spot in the AFC Championship Game up for grabs, this weekend’s games should provide an exciting playoff atmosphere.
Who will be the AFC’s representatives in the title game?