Chiefs fans facing higher food costs to celebrate the home opener

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is out with new data showing food prices are up 13.5% over this time last year

 

Brian Johnson, KMBC News (MO)

Sep 14, 2022

 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Tailgating at Arrowhead Stadium will cost a lot more this year. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is out with new data showing food prices are up 13.5% over this time last year.

 

With costs going up, more people may be looking at those grocery store ads and coupons to see where they can save some money. For every $100 spent last year, it's closer to $114 this year.

 

It's a familiar sound before the game. People stocking up with their favorite groceries in preparation for the Kansas City Chiefs.

 

"I'm going to cook some neck bones, and some chicken on the grill and I'm going to have a good time," said Chiefs fan Delonda Griffin.

 

Now this year, hosting a tailgate party can cost a lot more.

 

"From last year to this year, they went up tremendously. Everything has went up," said Chiefs fan Tywanna Averhart

 

Boneless chicken breasts were $3.12 a pound last year, and now they're $5.37 per pound. That's an increase of $2.25 per pound.

 

Ground beef is also up 45 cents a pound, from $4.40 last year to $4.85.

 

"Prices are pretty steep now, especially the wings. They did. Really doubled," said Chiefs fan Cortex Doyle.

 

Pork is also up 48 cents. Last year it was $3.40 a pound and this year, the average price is $3.88

 

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