An interesting phenomenon developed behind the scenes at Arrowhead Stadium this week. Leading the AFC West by two games with four to play, the Chiefs received authorization from the league to begin selling tickets for any possible home playoff games and yet they haven’t clinched the division title and the right to play host to any such games.
Ever sensitive to sending what they believe is the wrong message to the outside world and in particular Sunday’s opponent, the San Diego Chargers, the Chiefs began the process of selling those tickets this week almost apologetically.
''Even on the business side, there’s a clear focus on San Diego,'' vice president Mark Donovan said. ''The timing forced us to do this.
''The good news is we’re a potential playoff team. We have to get this information out. But this team is focused on the San Diego Chargers.''
The Chiefs began notifying season-ticket holders this week that they have until Dec. 20 to purchase their tickets for any possible playoff games at Arrowhead Stadium. Tickets would then go on sale first to Jackson County residents and then other fans, but not until the Chiefs have clinched the division title and the right to have a home playoff game.
Tickets for the general public will range from $45 to $126, not including seats on the club level.