“Infectious energy”, an “electrifying atmosphere” and a “home game” far from home: after the NFL guest game in Frankfurt/Main, the football stars of the Kansas City Chiefs and Miami Dolphins raved about the special atmosphere.
“There were a lot of Chiefs fans there, I was extremely happy about that. It felt like a home game, the Frankfurt fans did a great job,” said star quarterback Patrick Mahomes from Super Bowl champion Kansas City after the 21st :14 against the Dolphins.
“The German fans were loud and passionate the whole game,” Mahomes continued: “We felt the love that the people here have for football. I hope that I can come back one day.” His coach Andy Reid agreed. “The Chiefs fans won it for us,” said the 65-year-old: “It was loud and aggressive, we could feel that, we are very grateful for it.”
There were several million ticket requests for the event, 50,023 football fans watched the second regular season game in Germany on Sunday in the stadium of Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt after the premiere in Munich last year. Next Sunday (3:30 p.m.) the six-time Super Bowl winners New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts will play part two of the Frankfurt NFL double pack.
“It was an atmosphere like in the playoffs. The energy was contagious, we had a great time out there,” enthused Chiefs cornerback Trent McDuffie, his teammate Mike Edwards said: “The whole of Germany is crazy, the atmosphere is crazy. That was Electrifying from the first quarter to the end.” Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was also enthusiastic and thanked “for the support and love, we felt it here in Frankfurt.”
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