The Super Bowl is one of the most anticipated events in the sports world, where two teams compete for the ultimate glory. But did you know that there is a place in Colorado that has a special connection to both the 49ers and the Chiefs? It is a field in Palisade, a town known for its peaches and wine.
The tweet that started it all
The story began when Jay Cuda, a social media user, tweeted the geographic mid-point between the 49ers Stadium and the Chiefs Stadium on Thursday. He used Google Maps to measure the distance from each field’s center point and found that the mid-way point was a field in Palisade, Colorado. He shared his discovery with a screenshot and a caption that said “Palisade, Colorado is the exact center point between the 49ers and Chiefs stadiums. #SuperBowl”
The tweet went viral and attracted the attention of many football fans and media outlets. Some were amused by the coincidence, while others wondered if the field could host the Super Bowl instead of the Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium, where the game will take place on Sunday.
The field that belongs to a winery
The field that Cuda identified as the center point belongs to Colterris Winery, a local business that produces premium wines from Colorado grapes. The winery was founded by Scott and Theresa High in 2008 and is now run by their son Keenan High, who is the Operations Director.
Keenan High is also an avid football fan and was surprised to learn that his field was the center of Super Bowl rivalry. He said, “I’m kind of shocked, but at the same time, I mean, being in between San Fran and Kansas City makes sense here.” He added that he would be happy to host the Super Bowl on his field, but he doubted that the NFL would agree.
The town that loves football
Palisade is a small town with a population of about 2,700 people, located in the Grand Valley of western Colorado. It is famous for its peach orchards, wine festivals, and scenic views. It is also a town that loves football and has many fans of both the 49ers and the Chiefs.
One of them is John Mueller, who moved to Palisade from Kansas City 15 years ago. He is a loyal Chiefs fan and has a collection of memorabilia in his home. He said, “I’ve been a Chiefs fan since I was a kid. I grew up watching Len Dawson, Hank Stram, and all those guys. I’m so happy to see them make it to another Super Bowl.” He also said that he was not surprised to hear that Palisade was the center point between the two teams, because he felt that the town had a lot of diversity and spirit.
Another fan is Lisha Petty, who was born and raised in Palisade. She is a 49ers fan and has a flag of the team on her car. She said, “I’ve been a 49ers fan since I was a little girl. I loved Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, and Steve Young. They were my heroes. I’m so proud of them for making it to the Super Bowl again.” She also said that she was amused by the fact that Palisade was the center point between the two teams, because she thought that it was a fun coincidence and a good conversation starter.
The Super Bowl that will be watched by many
The Super Bowl is the biggest game of the year and will be watched by millions of people around the world. It will feature the 49ers, who are looking for their sixth title, and the Chiefs, who are aiming for their second. It will also be a showdown between two star quarterbacks, Jimmy Garoppolo and Patrick Mahomes.
But for the people of Palisade, the Super Bowl will also be a reminder of their unique connection to both teams. They will be cheering for their favorite team, but also celebrating their town’s unexpected fame. They will be watching the game from their homes, their bars, or maybe even their fields.