- By Sofia Ferreira Santos
- BBC News
Taylor Swift has landed in Las Vegas, where she is expected to attend the Super Bowl on Sunday, the NFL said in a statement.
The singer, who is dating Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs, arrived on time after performing a concert in Japan on Saturday night.
His journey, from Tokyo to Los Angeles, was followed by thousands of people online.
Swift recently threatened to sue a student who follows her private jet and shares her movements online.
In 2022, Swift topped the list of celebrities with the highest private jet CO2 emissions, according to digital marketing company Yard.
Earlier this month, the Japanese Embassy in the United States joined the conversation surrounding Swift’s Super Bowl run, releasing a statement about it on social media.
“If she leaves Tokyo the evening after her concert, she should comfortably arrive in Las Vegas before the start of the Super Bowl,” the embassy said.
The 17-hour time difference between Tokyo and Los Angeles is believed to have helped Swift return to the United States in time to visit her home in Los Angeles before heading to Sin City.
Swift has been a regular at games since she started dating tight end Travis Kelce — and she’s credited with attracting thousands of new fans to the sport.
About 21% of Americans — and 41% of 18- to 34-year-olds — watching this year’s Super Bowl said Swift’s presence influenced their decision or that of someone in their household to watch it, according to the poll Seton Hall Sportsman. .
“The game’s viewership is on a seemingly inexorable march toward more viewers, and this year Taylor Swift may play the role of drum major,” said Professor Daniel Ladik, the poll’s chief methodologist.
Many hope Swift’s presence will also boost the defending champions, who are playing in their fourth Super Bowl in five years.
Speaking about Swift’s latest success at the Grammys – where she became the first person to win the coveted Album of the Year award four times – Kelce said he was looking to match her trophy.
“She’s rewriting the history books herself,” he said. “I told him I should hold up my end of the bargain and come home with some gear too.”
Now that Swift has safely landed in Las Vegas, many have started speculating about who the star will sit down with to watch the game.
She has been seen in the crowd at previous games with Kelce’s parents, his family, famous friends such as actors Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, and Brittany Mahomes, the wife of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
Fans will be watching if the Chiefs beat the 49ers — and if Swift will be there to celebrate with them.