KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, a longtime Kansas City Chiefs fan, is lighting up the Capitol building this weekend.
The governor has ordered the Capitol’s dome to shine red and gold for Missouri’s NFL team as they compete in Super Bowl LVIII on Sunday.
“On this Red Friday, the state of Missouri and fans all over Chiefs Kingdom are once again celebrating our Kansas City Chiefs making it to the Super Bowl,” Parson said in a release.
“As the 57th Governor of Missouri, we were fortunate enough to watch our Chiefs win Super Bowl 57, and we look forward to watching them run it back for a repeat at Super Bowl 58.
“We’re proud to call the Kansas City Chiefs Missouri’s team, and on behalf of the state of Missouri and all of Chiefs Kingdom, our Capitol will be lighted red and gold as our team seeks another Super Bowl win.”
The dome will be lit starting Friday night through Sunday night.
Parson is predicting a 34-28 Chiefs win on Sunday.
That’s no surprise since the governor’s latest tattoo even has somewhat of a Chiefs theme.
Parson and the First Lady plan to meet with California Gov. Gavin Newsom and his wife before Sunday’s game. Each governor plans to exchange signed Super Bowl LVIII memorabilia that will be auctioned off, benefitting a charity of the governor’s choosing.
The governor’s office noted Parson and his wife privately purchased their Super Bowl tickets, and aside from their security detail, there’s no cost to Missouri taxpayers.