Super Bowl L (I mean 50), is SLOWLY creeping its way here. I say slowly, because living in the Bay Area has been constant Super Bowl coverage on just about every network for well over a week. Between the countdowns and the live shots from downtown San Francisco and Levi’s Stadium, I simply CANNOT take any more coverage of this game (and don’t get me started on this song). Even if the Packers were in the Super Bowl, it wouldn’t matter that much (okay, it would be slightly more tolerable)…because all the stories being told by these “reporters” are nothing new to the average sports fan…it’s all fluff!
With all that being said…I still would love to go to the game. I have never been to a Super Bowl or even lived so close to one…I feel that it is my duty to find a way into this game (as I may never have this opportunity again). So, with a budget of $500, I took to StubHub to find a single seat for the “big” game.
Absolutely…NO DICE! At last check…the lowest ticket price was…$3,000! Maybe it’s a good thing that the Packers didn’t make it to the Super Bowl. At that price, a Super Bowl ticket would have hurt the old pocket book…just a little bit.
Well, since I (obviously) can’t afford a ticket to the game…maybe I could check out a cool Super Bowl party…I’m sure that would be a lot of fun (maybe even more fun than the game itself).
Here is a list of ticket prices (according to StubHub) to Super Bowl parties being promoted (heavily) in the Bay Area:
- Super Bowl Playboy Party with DJ Alesso ($875)
- Maxim Super Bowl Party with A$AP Rocky and Lil Wayne ($1,080)
- Leather and Laces Super Bowl Party ($825)
- Rolling Stone Super Bowl Party with Avicii, Elle King, and Travis Scott ($800)
I did happen to find a couple Super Bowl parties in my price range though…
- Live Taping of the 17th Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration ($100)
- Ne-Yo and T.I. Super Bowl Friday ($130)
- Sean Diddy Combs Friday Super Bowl 50 Party ($100)
- Golden Anniversary Concert with 50 Cent and more Hosted by Chris Brown ($56)
- Super Bowl 50 Launch Party featuring Travis Scott ($56)
Do I roll the dice on one of the above events…or should I save my money for the single most affordable Super Bowl 50 ticket on StubHub…
A PARKING PASS to Super Bowl 50 ($50)!
Nothing like a Sunday drive to Santa Clara (there will still be traffic) and abiding by these rules…TAILGATING WILL NOT BE ALLOWED IN SUPER BOWL 50 PARKING LOTS. Are you kidding me?!
As for the game itself…sports are often (usually) against me. The teams that I want to win, usually don’t win (it’s actually quite painful). In this case, the Denver defense will probably make Cam Newton do things that he hasn’t done all season long (they did it to Tom Brady…so I’m a believer), and HGH neck (I mean Peyton Manning), will do just enough to allow himself to ride off into the sunset…a two-time Super Bowl champion. Just the thought of this makes me sick…and that’s why I’m (mentally) getting myself ready now. Sports are cruel, and yet, they are still the greatest reality show on television. Broncos 24, Panthers 20.