Whether or not Taylor Swift shall be at Sunday’s playoff sport between the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs and the Buffalo Payments to cheer on her boyfriend, Chiefs’ tight finish Travis Kelce, or not, she shall be making an look in some capability.
Buffalo Payments’ stadium caterer has custom-designed two appetizers named after the pop star’s songs for Sunday’s showdown. The Karma Quesadilla—a three-layer quesadilla crammed with hen tenders, bacon and cilantro ranch and topped with pork stomach—is one possibility for followers. There’s additionally the Unhealthy Blood Waffle Fries—spiced waffle fries two toes excessive, half piled with Kansas Metropolis Cattleman’s BBQ pork, coleslaw and bread-and-butter pickles and half with Buffalo hen and blue cheese. The dish names play on Swift’s 2022 observe “Karma” and her 2014 hit “Unhealthy Blood.”
“We had a variety of enjoyable with this week’s menu—including a couple of new choices that commemorate this unimaginable rivalry with the Chiefs and their star-studded followers,” Andy Altomare, caterer Delaware North’s common supervisor at Highmark Stadium, mentioned in a press launch that didn’t point out Swift’s identify.
Swift, TIME’s Particular person of the Yr who was picked for being the person who formed headlines essentially the most in 2023, and Kelce have been relationship since final yr. Ever since then, Swift’s financial impact—the place her huge, avid fan base follows her lead in shopping for no matter she promotes—has boosted the recognition and profitability of soccer, already a profitable franchise.
The Swift Impact: Followers, like those right here in the course of the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers sport on Jan. 7, 2024, have taken to eagerly watching out for Taylor.Harry How—Getty Photos
The identical day Swift was noticed watching Kelce’s sport in September along with his mother, his jersey on-line gross sales spiked close to 400%, based on the NFL’s merchandise firm. Now, every Chiefs sport ignites intense hypothesis about whether or not Swift will attend and has impressed Swifties to purchase tickets within the hopes of recognizing her.
The NFL has seemingly capitalized on the curiosity, sharing clips of her at video games on social media which have acquired tens of millions of views.
Swift’s presence has at instances triggered debate amongst soccer followers: After Chiefs’ losses, some critics asserted that Swift is distracting Kelce from the season, however different commentators have defended her.
“No person’s asking if Travis Kelce is distracting her [Swift] from a world tour,” ESPN sports activities anchor Elle Duncan mentioned on her podcast on the finish of final yr.