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Giants fans are dumping tickets ahead of Sunday’s game against Chiefs

New York Giants fans watched a game against the Los Angeles Rams on Nov. 5 in East Rutherford, N.J.
New York Giants fans watched a game against the Los Angeles Rams on Nov. 5 in East Rutherford, N.J. The Associated Press

Who’s up for a trip to the Big Apple?

Chiefs fans have already come out in force for games against the Chargers in Los Angeles and the Cowboys in Arlington, Texas, and there is the potential for another big showing this Sunday.

The Chiefs play the 1-8 Giants at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., and the New York Post reported that New York fans are dumping the tickets. According to the Post, there were 8,095 tickets available for Sunday’s game, per TicketIQ.com, which the paper said tracks and sells tickets on the secondary market. The Post noted that on Oct. 27, just 1,000 tickets were available for the Chiefs-Giants game.

The Giants still have home games against their division foes, and at least one fan is bracing for the worst.

“The Dallas game, the Philly game, the Washington game, it’s going to be unbelievable. People are just selling their tickets,” Giants fan Pat Savage told The Post.

According to TicketIQ.com, there are tickets available for as low as $32 for Sunday’s Chiefs game. On Thursday morning, SeatGeek said that tickets for the game had dropped 15 percent and were going for as little as $44. Vivid Seats also had tickets available for $32.

The Post looked back at Giants home games played at this time of the year and found “the average asking price for a Giants-Chiefs ticket is $196, as opposed to $343 for the Bears game last season, $600 for the Patriots in 2015 and $425 for the 49ers in 2014.”

So maybe there will be another big Chiefs contingent at Sunday’s game.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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