NFL bows DOWN to Taylor Swift’s concert dates for 2024 season schedule. Swift’s influence extends beyond mere scheduling logistics.K

NFL bows down to Taylor Swift’s concert dates for 2024 season schedule

League executive confirmed that the league had to avoid Swift’s tour stops

The NFL took into account Taylor Swift's concerts to build Chief's...

The NFL took into account Taylor Swift’s concerts to build Chief’s season scheduleLAPRESSE

In a rare acknowledgment of the power wielded by pop sensation Taylor Swift, the NFL has revealed that her highly anticipated return to the United States for her “Eras Tour” significantly influenced the scheduling of games for the upcoming 2024 season.

While the NFL typically operates on its own terms, Swift’s immense popularity and stadium-packing concerts demanded consideration when planning the season’s lineup.

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NFL had to move games to avoid Swift’s Eras Tour

NFL vice president of broadcast planning, Mike North, emphasized the need to accommodate Swift’s tour dates when crafting the schedule for the 2024 season.

This decision underscores the undeniable intersection of two cultural phenomena: America’s favorite sport and Swift’s unparalleled star power.

Swift’s influence extends beyond mere scheduling logistics.

During the 2023 season, her relationship with Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce captivated fans and even contributed to increased attention on the team.

Speculation ran rampant regarding the impact of her tour dates on the Chiefs’ schedule, with some suggesting that the timing of certain games was orchestrated to align with her concerts.

However, North swiftly dispelled these rumors, attributing any perceived connections to mere coincidence.

One game that the NFL didn’t modify is the Chiefs’ showdown against the Buffalo Bills.

“I saw a lot of conspiracy theorists talking about Kansas City at Buffalo middle of the season, right when Taylor’s playing Toronto,”North said to AP.

“That one definitely did not hit our radar screen.”

Which Chiefs games will Swift be able to attend?

For fans eager to catch both NFL action and Swift’s electrifying performances, three cities stand out as dual hotspots: Indianapolis, Miami, and New Orleans.

With Swift scheduled to grace stadiums in these cities on Sundays during the football season, the NFL ensured that the home teams would be on the road.

Here’s where the Dolphins, Saints, and Colts will play in those respective weeks:

Dolphins: Oct. 20 at Colts
Saints: Oct. 27 at Chargers
Colts: Nov. 3 at Vikings

While Swift’s tour will keep her on the road until December, there remains a possibility for her to attend several Chiefs games this fall.

Notably, the season opener on September 5 and several subsequent home games do not coincide with her tour dates, offering hope for fans eager to see her presence on game days.

Here are the Chiefs games that Swift might attend in the 2024 regular season:

Sept. 5: at home vs. Baltimore Ravens
Sept. 15: at home vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Sept. 22: on the road vs. Atlanta Falcons
Sept. 29: on the road vs. Los Angeles Chargers
Oct. 7: at home vs. New Orleans Saints
Nov. 4: at home vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Nov. 10: at home vs. Denver Broncos
Nov. 17: on the road vs. Buffalo Bills
Nov. 24: on the road vs. Carolina Panthers
Nov. 29: at home vs. Las Vegas Raiders
Dec. 15: on the road vs. Cleveland Browns
Dec. 21: at home vs. Houston Texans
Dec. 25: on the road vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
TBD: on the road vs. Denver Broncos

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