A Tough Ticket

Unless you have several thousand bucks to burn or are an executive for one of the NFL’s corporate sponsors, a story in today’s Detroit News says you probably won’t be going to Super Bowl XL in Detroit next month.

Most of the individual tickets and pairs currently up for sale in auctions online are priced between $3000 and $9000, and “package deals” – which include two or more pairs of tickets, hotel rooms for four to seven nights, and limo service while in town for the big game – are being advertised for $20,000 – $30,000. The face value of most Super Bowl tickets are $500 – $600.

According to the article mentioned above, the Detroit Lions will receive 5% of this year’s tickets because they are the host team. The rest are split up as follows:

1% of all tickets are sold to fans in a lottery – the drawing for this was in October (unfortunately, I didn’t win)
1% of all tickets go to the 29 NFL teams that are neither hosting nor playing in the Super Bowl
17.5% of the tickets go to each of the Super Bowl teams
25% of the tickets go to the NFL

If you are one of the lucky ones with dibs on tickets, have a blast – I am sure it’ll be an event you’ll remember forever. The rest of us will, too; we’ll just remember watching it from home or our favorite downtown bar : )

2 Comments so far

  1. jeppy (unregistered) on January 3rd, 2006 @ 10:54 pm

    Hello… Reality Check… this is a football game, and perhaps it’ll have two teams which you haven’t even really followed on television… and if you DId have a ticket, wouldn’t you merely sell it to some sucker for a couple of thousand dollars?

    I mean, really, the hype for something like this is ridiculous – AND insulting to the human intellect.

  2. baliad (unregistered) on January 4th, 2006 @ 6:55 am

    it says a lot about human intellect doesn’t it??? still, i love football!!!

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