Chiefs-Bills AFC title game would be played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta

The NFL selected their host location for a potential neutral site AFC Championship Game between the Buffalo Bills and the Kansas City Chiefs.

The league announced on Thursday that Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia would host a potential AFC title game between the two clubs on Sunday, January 29, at 6:30 p.m. ET. The league says that Atlanta was previously designated as a possible backup host site for postseason games at the start of the 2022 NFL season. It also happens to be almost equidistant from Kansas City (just over 799.2 miles) and Buffalo (892.5 miles).

“We are heartened by the continued improvement and progress of Damar Hamlin in his recovery, and Damar and his family remain top of mind for the entire NFL community,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said, via press release. “We are also grateful to Arthur Blank and the Atlanta Falcons for agreeing to host the AFC Championship Game in Atlanta should the Bills and Chiefs advance. We thank both of those clubs for their assistance in the planning process. We know, if necessary, Mercedes-Benz Stadium will provide a world class atmosphere for the competing teams, our fans and partners.”

Ticket information will be announced at a later date, but the league says season ticket holders who committed to purchase AFC title game tickets will get first priority for ticket purchases for the new host location.

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Remember, this neutral site only applies to matchups between the Bills and Chiefs in the AFC title game. All other potential AFC Championship Game matchups would take place at the home stadium of the team with the higher seed. Being the No. 1 seed, Kansas City would host any other team at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium.


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