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Ticket prices plummet weekend before Super Bowl (18K still available)
NY Post ^ | 1/27/14 | Jeane MacIntosh

Posted on 01/28/2014 1:59:57 AM PST by Libloather

So much for being the most expensive Super Bowl ever.

With ticket prices in a freefall, seats for Sunday’s MetLife Stadium matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos could end up being the least expensive for a Super Bowl since the post-9/11 game of 2002.

After hitting record highs last week, ticket prices took a nose dive over the weekend, with the cheapest prices plummeting nearly 50 percent, to a low of $1,150 from about $2,200 at 9 a.m. on Jan. 19.

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Mike Ditka calls a cold-weather Super Bowl 'stupid'
1 posted on 01/28/2014 1:59:58 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

TV pics of the Meadowlands look like Moscow in the depths of winter. Whoever thought this was a great idea should be fired.


2 posted on 01/28/2014 2:11:32 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Libloather

For once, as a lifelong Packer fan I agree with Da Coach.
Playoff games have to have a home team, sometimes that means cold or snow. This was a CHOICE by the NFL driven 100 % by $$$$$$$$$$$.

PS

The Bears still suck!


3 posted on 01/28/2014 2:16:07 AM PST by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms in Dixie!)
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To: txrefugee

Although it looks like the NFL is going to dodge the bullet and get ordinary cold instead of Arctic Deep Freeze.


4 posted on 01/28/2014 2:18:18 AM PST by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms in Dixie!)
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To: Kozak
Daily Buzz: Blimpin' ain't easy

That's according to Newsday, which reports that blimps won't be floating around Sunday's game between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks because the weather makes them too difficult --” and potentially dangerous -- to fly.

5 posted on 01/28/2014 2:26:55 AM PST by Libloather (Embrace the suck)
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To: Libloather

All that for a damn game!?!


6 posted on 01/28/2014 3:00:53 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Libloather

To spend even $1,150 for a Pooper Bowl ticket is stupid.

$2,200 is insane.


7 posted on 01/28/2014 3:05:21 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Kozak

“The Bears still suck!”

Like heck they did. Under da Coach, da 85 Bears were one of the greatest NFL teams ever, and I mean ever. (Of course I live in Chicagoland, and I went right through that season with them, and loved every minute of it.) Maybe it’s you that s**k for thinking that.


8 posted on 01/28/2014 3:22:36 AM PST by flaglady47 (Proud Conservative Republican)
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To: Libloather

Wait. Wait.

So this means that the economy isn’t really booming?


9 posted on 01/28/2014 3:46:28 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Libloather

Are they (NFL) trying to sell enough tickets so they (NFL) don’t have to blackout the game in the New York/New Jersey area? /s


10 posted on 01/28/2014 3:51:57 AM PST by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Fresh Wind

T.V , Recliner, Beer/Sodas , Snacks , Warm and Hasslefree Bathroom Access all this with the best viewing seat - at home for free.


11 posted on 01/28/2014 4:10:30 AM PST by chiefqc
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To: Libloather

Still overpriced by a 1,000 dollars.


12 posted on 01/28/2014 4:12:48 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: txrefugee
Whoever thought this was a great idea should be fired.

Amen. I've been saying that for a while now. You have to be pretty well off to go to a Super Bowl, between the airfare, hotel, meals, and miscellaneous expenses, then throw in the tickets, and you're into like seven or eight grand, maybe more. Who in their right mind would spend that kind of money go to a Super Bowl in an open stadium in the Northeast in February?

Spending two days driving to Florida and just lounging on the beach would be more pleasant, relaxing, and cheaper, and you don't have to fight your way through the crowded, crime ridden liberal hell of New Jersey.

13 posted on 01/28/2014 4:24:32 AM PST by Hardastarboard (The question of our age is whether a majority of Americans can and will vote us all into slavery.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

“So this means that the economy isn’t really booming?”

They’ll use every excuse, from the weather to the fact that both teams are from the west, to obscure the fact that the economy, especially in the northeast, is in shambles. I hear this in a variety of businesses (bars/restaurants, retail, charitable giving); total denial that the economy of 20 years ago is gone (and probably won’t be back any time soon).


14 posted on 01/28/2014 4:27:18 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Libloather

$1,150 for the nose bleed section and triple that for travel and lodging. Hahahaha! Fools and their money.


15 posted on 01/28/2014 4:43:22 AM PST by bgill
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To: Libloather

If and when I watch it, it will be in the lie 70s on a well made plasma big screen, there will be no lines in either the bathroom or to
The refrigerator.

It’s good to be the king.


16 posted on 01/28/2014 4:56:53 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Fresh Wind

$1,150... still 10 times too expensive.


17 posted on 01/28/2014 5:00:42 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: Libloather

I LOVE watching a game in bad weather especially blizzard conditions.

I wouldn’t GO to one. But I like watching them. Get me some more nachos will ya hun?


18 posted on 01/28/2014 5:02:05 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Libloather; All
There is one key reason for this that isn't being mentioned: The security restrictions.

There's parking for about 10,000 cars. Most of the wealthy NYers who could afford these tickets, and would go to the game..go by limousine. They'd normally be dropped off in front of the stadium, and picked up after the game. However, security is NOT allowing this..they've set up several drop off point some miles from the stadium, and people have to take buses from there to MetLife, and then back after the game. This is gonna take hours, each way..and these people won't stand for that inconvenience, especially if it's freezing out side.

19 posted on 01/28/2014 5:10:57 AM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: flaglady47

“The Bears still suck!”

Like heck they did. Under da Coach, da 85 Bears were one of the greatest NFL teams ever, and I mean ever. (Of course I live in Chicagoland, and I went right through that season with them, and loved every minute of it.) Maybe it’s you that s**k for thinking that.

Really? You are a bears fan and you don’t understand the joke? “The Bears Still Suck” song has been around forever and it is nothing personal.


20 posted on 01/28/2014 5:32:16 AM PST by ThunderStruck94
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To: Fresh Wind

Season ticket holders get them for $800 apiece.


21 posted on 01/28/2014 5:35:21 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Libloather

Anyone who opposes a cold weather Super Bowl is NOT a football fan, but a fan of cheesey and sleazy halftime shows and the spectacle of the “big game”.

Were all the playoff games Ditka coached at Soldier Field “stupid”? Should they have moved those to Miami, Honolulu or Rio?


22 posted on 01/28/2014 5:39:16 AM PST by Above My Pay Grade (The people have the right to tell government what guns it may possess, not the other way around.)
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To: Libloather

$2000 for a football ticket?! LOL

in New York during the winter? ROFLMAO


23 posted on 01/28/2014 5:43:08 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Kozak

Super Bowl XLVIII has been declared a level one national security event. Part of that security is to examine every item that is being brought in for Sunday’s big game.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents will work around the clock to X-ray every delivery truck and any other vehicle authorized to enter the MetLife Stadium complex for anything suspicious.

Agents will be looking for smugglers, narcotics, terror activity, and more potential threats.

Throughout Super Bowl week, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will use HCV Mobile Scanning trucks to examine vehicles.

Boy that sure sounds like a lot of fun added to freezing, overpriced tickets and wasted hours trying to get there.

My fun will be at home, great seats and warm.


24 posted on 01/28/2014 6:01:55 AM PST by chiefqc
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To: Libloather

Ditka’s right. This game should be played in Tampa - every year...forever.


25 posted on 01/28/2014 6:03:57 AM PST by GOPJ (Liberals never let something as petty as being 100% wrong stop them - Blood of Tyrants)
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To: ThunderStruck94

““The Bears Still Suck” song has been around forever and it is nothing personal.”

No, never heard of it. Will try to look it up though, to educate myself, although the 85 Bears never sucked, in spite of any song.


26 posted on 01/28/2014 6:06:12 AM PST by flaglady47 (Proud Conservative Republican)
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To: Libloather
For ($1,150) I get:
Samsung 60" Class LED HDTV - 1080p, 1920 x 1080, 120Hz,
Clear Motion Rate 240, 2x HDMI, USB, Energy Star (UN60EH6002)

And it does not disappear in four hours. Also enough change left over for snacks.

27 posted on 01/28/2014 6:26:35 AM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: bgill

P.T. Barnum was right.


28 posted on 01/28/2014 6:52:02 AM PST by oldtech
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To: Libloather

http://.ticketexchangebyticketmaster.com/NFL/ViewTickets/1366664/Super%20Bowl%20at%20MetLife%20Stadium%20on%20Sun%2c%20Feb%202nd%2c%202014%20630%20PM.html?PID=1366664&showAll=True

Don’t know if the link will work here, but ticketmaster sent me an email advertising superbowl tix.

$1620 for nosebleeds, $25,500 for front row, center.


29 posted on 01/28/2014 7:01:15 AM PST by ziravan (Choose Sides.)
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To: txrefugee

“TV pics of the Meadowlands look like Moscow in the depths of winter. Whoever thought this was a great idea should be fired.”

I think they let Al Gore do the choosing. He probably thought it would be in the 90’s by now.


30 posted on 01/28/2014 7:14:39 AM PST by staytrue
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To: ken5050

Very interesting post.
On a BUS? Not for the Manhattan crowd, LOL.


31 posted on 01/28/2014 7:17:50 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Libloather
I really like the cold weather Super Bowl. Why do dome or warm-weather teams always have to have an advantage?

Too bad my Pats didn't make it. It would have been a home game, with these unsold tickets being snapped up by Pats fans.

I'm shocked that the game hasn't sold out yet. Seattle fans seem very dedicated. I'm not too surprised by the Denver fans no showing up. Either way, the economy must really suck.

32 posted on 01/28/2014 7:22:02 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: nascarnation

It makes sense..what’s to prevent a limo loaded with explosives from driving right up to the arena..they’d have to search them all off site..makes more sense just to bar them from proximity to the stadium..but the NYC limosine liberals won’t stand ( or rather, sit, )for that


33 posted on 01/28/2014 7:25:06 AM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

The tickets have been sold out for a long time.
What is referred to in these articles is the scalpers inventory.


34 posted on 01/28/2014 7:25:13 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Libloather

What about the stupidity of building that stadium in New Jersey without a roof!!!


35 posted on 01/28/2014 7:42:52 AM PST by ontap
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To: flaglady47

It was written by a Bears fan!!!


36 posted on 01/28/2014 7:48:31 AM PST by ontap
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To: ken5050; nascarnation
NYC limosine liberals won’t stand ( or rather, sit, )for that.

For what this costs why should they?

I notice from most of the posts on this thread there is a lot of jealousy toward those fortunate enough to be able to afford to attend the game.

Seems many here even if they could easily afford to fly on a G5 say they would still fly commercial with a TSA groping but we all really know that isn't true.

37 posted on 01/28/2014 8:24:01 AM PST by Eaker (Sweat dries, blood clots and bones heal so suck it up buttercup.)
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To: Eaker
I notice from most of the posts on this thread there is a lot of jealousy toward those fortunate enough to be able to afford to attend the game.

Let's face it, most folks on here aren't one percenters. And most of the 50 percenters are out working their @sses off to get to that point.

38 posted on 01/28/2014 8:28:16 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Libloather

$1150.00? Thank you so much! Now all us regular fans still can’t afford it.


39 posted on 01/28/2014 8:28:18 AM PST by jughandle
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To: nascarnation

Oh, I completely agree.

I however find the “a fool and his money are soon parted” comments petty jealousy as the one percenters can afford to drop 10k easier than most of us can afford to rent a movie.

This is because neither are they fools or will be parted from their money.


40 posted on 01/28/2014 8:39:08 AM PST by Eaker (Sweat dries, blood clots and bones heal so suck it up buttercup.)
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To: chiefqc

Does the NFL have to pay for the increased security? Or do Taxpayers?

Heck, the NFL doesn’t even pay room taxes for their hotel rooms, why would they pay for security?

Taxpayers subsidizing billionaires. America 2014.


41 posted on 01/28/2014 8:44:43 AM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (Why work for a living when you can vote for a living?)
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

The 2012 SB in Indianapolis cost the city about $8m in extra expenses.

Of course if you believe the politicians, that was trivial compared to the “economic benefit”.

And I must say compared to the $750m we are shelling out for the new stadium, it’s hardly noticeable.


42 posted on 01/28/2014 1:42:24 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Libloather

I only wish it could be so cold that they cancel the halftime show.


43 posted on 01/28/2014 1:44:26 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: nascarnation

Spending tax money on stadiums has no economic benefit to people other than the billionaire owners of the team.

Maybe Indy did have a benefit from the Super Bowl, but for places like Miami it really doesn’t because all it really does is displace tourists who would otherwise be there.


44 posted on 01/28/2014 1:52:12 PM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (Why work for a living when you can vote for a living?)
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

The joke is that we’re actually still paying on the bonds issued to build the stadium they tore down to build the new stadium.

However it did result in the defeat of the noxious Dem mayor Bart Peterson.


45 posted on 01/28/2014 1:54:14 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: ontap

Rooves are for wimps.

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46 posted on 01/28/2014 2:02:32 PM PST by Mears
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To: Hardastarboard
You have to be pretty well off to go to a Super Bowl, between the airfare, hotel, meals, and miscellaneous expenses, then throw in the tickets, and you're into like seven or eight grand, maybe more.

Throw in some more if the NFL decides to change the day of the game. Unreal.

47 posted on 01/28/2014 2:06:36 PM PST by Libloather (Embrace the suck)
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To: Libloather

Costco has a Superbowl package that features...2 Lower-Level Corner Tickets, 4 Nights/5 Days Westin Times Square, Pre-Game Party, Taste of the NFL, Game Day Transportation, East Rutherford, NJ...

$16,000.00

Ouch.


48 posted on 01/28/2014 2:10:17 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: ken5050
Most of the wealthy NYers who could afford these tickets, and would go to the game..go by limousine.

Also heard that IF you're fortunate enough to get a parking pass, you won't be allowed back in if you leave for any reason. Oh, and no tailgating. What fun!

49 posted on 01/28/2014 2:10:20 PM PST by Libloather (Embrace the suck)
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To: Mears

Sitting out in freezing weather at my age is for dumbasses!!


50 posted on 01/28/2014 3:05:43 PM PST by ontap
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