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Taylor Swift’s Super Bowl dilemma looks like it’s been solved

Taylor Swift’s Super Bowl dilemma looks like it’s been solved

The billionaire pop star is touring the world the day before the big game

Will she, won't she? It's all everyone is asking when it comes to Taylor Swift and turning up at the Super Bowl.

Well, we might finally have an answer.

The Super Bowl itself is the grandest of spectacles and in a normal year, it is always so much more than just a game of sport.

It's the celebrity-filled adverts costing millions; the insanely good snack creations; and of course, the halftime show.

2024 is a little bit crazier for one reason. Swift.

The billionaire pop star is the girlfriend of Travis Kelce, whose Kansas City Chiefs last week got to their fourth Super Bowl in five years after beating the Baltimore Ravens.

Taylor and Swift have been under the public spotlight since confirming their relationship mid-season.
Patrick Smith/Getty Images

The big game is on Sunday 11 February in Las Vegas' Allegiant Stadium.

Given they're a serious item, it's pretty normal behaviour to see that Swift had turned up to a chunk of Kelce's games this past season.

But whether she's able to get to the biggest game of them all has been a hot topic given the small matter of her global Eras Tour.

The week before the Super Bowl, the tour takes Swift to Japan this coming week, straight after achieving more success at the 2024 Grammys.

She'll even have a gig the night before Kelce takes to the field.

And there's no rest for the wicked with Swift heading on to the Australian leg of the tour just a few days after the Super Bowl.

Japan to Australia isn't exactly around the corner. Throw in a pitstop to Vegas and we're looking at a headache-inducing schedule.

But fear not, the situation looks to have resolved itself thanks to none other than the Embassy of Japan in the United States.

Yep, a completely normal reaction in the world of social media.

Brittany Mahomes, Jason Kelce, and Taylor Swift react during the second half of the AFC Divisional Playoff game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Buffalo Bills.
Kathryn Riley / Getty

In an official statement, the embassy took to X (Twitter) to give an insight into the scheduling situation.

A spokesperson said: "The Embassy of Japan in the United States is aware of recent media reports concerning the steps Taylor Swift will need to take to travel from Tokyo after her concert on February 10th to Las Vegas in time to watch the Kansas City Chiefs play in Super Bowl LVIII.

"Despite the 12-hour flight and 17-hour time difference, the Embassy can confidently Speak Now to say that if she departs Tokyo in the evening after her concert, she should comfortably arrive in Las Vegas before the Super Bowl begins.

"We know that many people in Japan are excited to experience Taylor Swift's Eras Tour, so we wanted to confirm that anyone concerned can be Fearless in knowing that this talented performer can wow Japanese audiences and still make it to Las Vegas to support the Chiefs when they take the field for the Super Bowl wearing Red."

So there we have it.

Swift had seemed determined to make the match, according to reports. Speaking to Page Six, one source close to Swift said: “It’s a brutal flight, but she’ll get on her plane right after the concert."

LADbible approached Swift's management for comment but did not get a response.

What's the environmental impact of Swift's Super Bowl flight?

Aside from Swift's hectic schedule, there's also the environmental costs to consider.

If she makes the journey, the 19,400 mile trip in a private jet (her Dassault Falcon 900LX for the purposes of this example) will release more than 200,000 pounds (90 tonnes) of carbon dioxide emissions - 14 times as much as the average American household emits each year.

That's according to Gregory Keoleian, co-director of the Center for Sustainable Systems at the University of Michigan, who shared his findings with the Associated Press.

Swift with Celine Dion at the 2024 Grammys.
Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

Just one tonne of CO2 is equivalent to 3,300km of driving a petrol car. This is roughly the same as driving between Edinburgh and London five times.

A spokesperson for the pop star said she had bought double the carbon credits needed for her world tour in order to justify her personal output.

Carbon credits are bought, usually from governments, to fund initiatives to reduce CO2 emissions.

A spokesperson for Swift said: "Before the tour kicked off in March of 2023, Taylor purchased more than double the carbon credits needed to offset all tour travel.

"The excess credits means Taylor could have accounted for more than enough to cover her latest romance springing up in the middle of her sell-out tour, with her trips to support Kelce upping her carbon emissions alongside her planned tour travels."

Featured Image Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy/Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Topics: Super Bowl, Taylor Swift, Sport, Music, Celebrity, Travel