Some fans at Dolphins-Chiefs playoff game got frostbite, need amputations, report says

In January, the Dolphins faced the Chiefs in Kansas City in what was one of the coldest games in NFL history. Two months later, some fans who attended the game are still facing the impacts of that frigid night.

According to, the medical director at the Grossman Burn Center at Research Medical Center said 70 percent of patients who were referred for frostbite injuries during January are now being advised to schedule amputations. The majority of them are Chiefs fans who attended the playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium, according to the report.

The temperature at kickoff for the Dolphins’ 27-6 loss to the Chiefs was minus-4 degrees. When factoring in the wind chill caused by 19 mph winds, the feel-like temperature at kickoff was minus-27 degrees. It was the coldest game in Dolphins history and the fourth-coldest game in league history.