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(USA Today)   Superbowl tickets to be twice as expensive this year compared to last. Official Reason: To bring the face value of the tickets in line with the market value. Real reason: Screw you give us all your money   (usatoday.com ) divider line
    More: Asinine, Super Bowl, NFL, CenturyLink Field, Brian McCarthy, face value, MetLife Stadium, Seahawks  
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2013-09-17 08:33:08 PM  
Those concussions aren't going to pay for themselves.
 
2013-09-17 08:34:29 PM  

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2013-09-17 09:32:38 PM  
Everything's twice as expensive in New York. It's the customary surcharge.
 
2013-09-17 09:54:04 PM  
I went to the 1994 Super Bowl, bought scalpers 10 mins after kick off for $50.00 each.
 
2013-09-17 10:17:25 PM  
The NFL even buys up most of the local hotel rooms, and charges up to 10x the normal price.

"The biggest and closest hotels weren't even an option for most people because the NFL bought up a block of rooms. "About 18,000 were contracted more than a year ago,"said Chris Gahl with the Indianapolis Convention and Visitor's Bureau.
The Marriott Indianapolis Downtown is one of those that was completely snatched up by the NFL. Even those willing to pay the pepped up price can't get in. "I have to turn down presidents and CEOs of corporations who are asking for rooms for Super Bowl weekend," said hotel sales director Janice Zoeller.
Any hotel within walking distance of Lucas Oil Stadium that has availability right now will cost you as much as $2000 a night, for a room that would normally cost about $150.


Read more:  http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2012/02/01/racking-up-hotel-rates-for-s u per-bowl-weekend-in-indianapolis/#ixzz2fCsasloC
 
2013-09-17 10:26:03 PM  
yeah the nfl wants all the moneys.  as in all the moneys in the world.  that's sort of their plan...
 
2013-09-17 10:26:43 PM  
It's free to watch at home and there is better instant replay.

Plus, no one is going to hassle you if you drink too much.
 
2013-09-17 10:28:37 PM  
Not Foryou League
 
2013-09-17 10:29:21 PM  

TommyymmoT: "The biggest and closest hotels weren't even an option for most people because the NFL bought up a block of rooms. "About 18,000 were contracted more than a year ago,"said Chris Gahl with the Indianapolis Convention and Visitor's Bureau.
The Marriott Indianapolis Downtown is one of those that was completely snatched up by the NFL. Even those willing to pay the pepped up price can't get in. "I have to turn down presidents and CEOs of corporations who are asking for rooms for Super Bowl weekend," said hotel sales director Janice Zoeller.
Any hotel within walking distance of Lucas Oil Stadium that has availability right now will cost you as much as $2000 a night, for a room that would normally cost about $150.


When the Super Bowl was in Indy that year, I reminded by Brother-in-law (Ravens' STH) over Christmas dinner that Indy was only a short roadtrip from my place in Chicago.  His response: "I'm thinking that's the only way your sister is gonna let me go."

Of course that turned out to be not relevant.
 
2013-09-17 10:29:51 PM  
I have no objection to this.  If people are willing to pay $2500/seat on the secondary market, why shouldn't the NFL be able to sell them at that price?
 
2013-09-17 10:31:46 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: It's free to watch at home and there is better instant replay.

Plus, no one is going to hassle you if you drink too much.


So, you don't want to go a stadium to watch the game on big screen TVs?
 
2013-09-17 10:32:32 PM  

Triumph: Everything's twice as expensive in New York. It's the customary surcharge.


WTC joke somewhere here...
 
2013-09-17 10:36:17 PM  
www.midwestsportsfans.com

Mr. Excitement doesn't care what it costs... if other people want to be there... he WILL be there.
 
2013-09-17 10:39:09 PM  
Let's all hope for a terrible blizzard that weekend.
 
2013-09-17 10:40:18 PM  
I went to the game last year in New Orleans.  By saturday night and sunday morning, tickets were being sold in the 300 level for about $400-500 over face value, and in the 600 level for about $200-300 more.  Not that anybody here needs to be told this is just a money grab by the NFL, but what they are claiming as the reason for the jacked up price is easily disprovable.
 
2013-09-17 10:40:58 PM  
Well market value is market value. I just hope a good chunk of season ticket holders get the first crack at 'em.

/I also think it would be awesome if a bunch of Farkers took up a collection to get SeaHulk to the SB.
 
2013-09-17 10:42:47 PM  

tricycleracer: Let's all hope for a terrible blizzard that weekend.


A highly-modified winter version of Sandy would be a start.
 
2013-09-17 10:46:55 PM  

arcas: I have no objection to this.  If people are willing to pay $2500/seat on the secondary market, why shouldn't the NFL be able to sell them at that price?


But won't there still be a secondary market due to limited availability?
How much will the scalpers charge then? $5000 ?
 
2013-09-17 10:47:41 PM  
Why do people care that much about the Super Bowl?
 
2013-09-17 10:48:56 PM  

Mugato: Why do people care that much about the Super Bowl?


Because it's SUPER.

And puppies.
 
2013-09-17 10:49:35 PM  
Aw..Business bad..F*ck you pay me.
Oh..You had a fire..F*ck you pay me'
Place got hit by lightning,,F*ck you pay me.
 
2013-09-17 10:49:58 PM  
The "market value" is what people are paying scalpers for these tickets. So this takes all the profit out of scalping tickets. I'm okay with that. Scalpers are the scum of the earth.
 
2013-09-17 10:52:44 PM  
You could buy a superb owl for less than that.
 
2013-09-17 10:57:05 PM  

arcas: I have no objection to this.  If people are willing to pay $2500/seat on the secondary market, why shouldn't the NFL be able to sell them at that price?


My thoughts exactly. Sure this could jack up the secondary market even more, and the NFL definitely doesn't need more money, but people are willing to pay what they're willing to pay. Might as well have the money go to the organization that's actually putting on the event.

fatalvenom: tricycleracer: Let's all hope for a terrible blizzard that weekend.

A highly-modified winter version of Sandy would be a start.


As someone whose neighborhood took a serious beating from Sandy, and has since moved to an area 15 minutes away from MetLife Stadium that also took a serious beating from Sandy, I'd like to officially vote for "hell farking no" on that one.

/I can probably make all kinds of money renting out my apartment for Super Bowl weekend
//not sure if comfortable
 
2013-09-17 10:59:17 PM  
I don't see why tickets to the Superbowl should be available to the general public at all. give each team a thousand tickets for players , coaches, and owners. give another few thousand to major sponsors. the  rest are allocated blind auction only open to season ticket holders of each team. a percentage can go to some useless charity the NFL supports, while half the remaining net goes to each team, and the other half goes to a retired player pension fund. let the best of the best provide security for those who paved the way...
 
2013-09-17 11:08:30 PM  

TommyymmoT: arcas: I have no objection to this.  If people are willing to pay $2500/seat on the secondary market, why shouldn't the NFL be able to sell them at that price?

But won't there still be a secondary market due to limited availability?
How much will the scalpers charge then? $5000 ?


If the scalpers COULD charge 5000, they would.  its what scalpers do.  they are scalpers
 
2013-09-17 11:10:55 PM  

bingethinker: The "market value" is what people are paying scalpers for these tickets. So this takes all the profit out of scalping tickets. I'm okay with that. Scalpers are the scum of the earth.


How about those who use stubhub? That site still gets under my skin.
 
2013-09-17 11:15:33 PM  
I think we are approaching Peak NFL, and that will be OK by me.
 
2013-09-17 11:16:03 PM  
I still think that it will just raise the "market value", because there will always be people that are willing to pay any price they have to in order to see the game.

Basically, they've made it so that only fairly wealthy people will be able to go to The Super Bowl, because even the cheap seats are out of reach for the average fan, even if they live in the same city and don't have travel or hotel expenses.
 
2013-09-17 11:17:50 PM  
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2013-09-17 11:18:27 PM  

I sound fat: TommyymmoT: arcas: I have no objection to this.  If people are willing to pay $2500/seat on the secondary market, why shouldn't the NFL be able to sell them at that price?

But won't there still be a secondary market due to limited availability?
How much will the scalpers charge then? $5000 ?

If the scalpers COULD charge 5000, they would.  its what scalpers do.  they are scalpers


What I've been saying, is that I think they WILL charge that much, and there will actually be people that are willing to pay it.
 
2013-09-17 11:18:46 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Plus, no one is going to hassle you if you drink too much.


Clearly you've never met my wife.
 
2013-09-17 11:24:00 PM  
Hey, this is 'MURICA - why shouldn't they charge as much as they can?  What are you, some kind of socialist?
 
2013-09-17 11:38:18 PM  

Mugato: Why do people care that much about the Super Bowl?


I dont know, said everyone responsible for the BCS
 
2013-09-17 11:51:12 PM  
Which makes it all the more hilarious if  that blizzard prediction comes true.
 
2013-09-17 11:56:04 PM  

Maybe you should drive: AverageAmericanGuy: Plus, no one is going to hassle you if you drink too much.

Clearly you've never met my wife.


Actually, I have.
I was begging on a highway off ramp, and instead of money, she gave me your booze.
 
2013-09-18 12:25:56 AM  
There is not really a price you could quote me that I wouldn't believe corporate suites are going for for that game.  "Goldman pays $30M for MetLife Stadium Suite For Super Bowl".  Yup, OK.
 
2013-09-18 12:39:44 AM  
well given there was less than 1% of 1% chance of me going to the Superbowl even if the vikings made it , it doesn't affect me, the scalpers will adapt.
 
2013-09-18 12:55:14 AM  

TommyymmoT: I sound fat: TommyymmoT: arcas: I have no objection to this.  If people are willing to pay $2500/seat on the secondary market, why shouldn't the NFL be able to sell them at that price?

But won't there still be a secondary market due to limited availability?
How much will the scalpers charge then? $5000 ?

If the scalpers COULD charge 5000, they would.  its what scalpers do.  they are scalpers

What I've been saying, is that I think they WILL charge that much, and there will actually be people that are willing to pay it.


Then, why aren't they doing it now?
 
2013-09-18 01:01:54 AM  
Who cares? To experience a game live is fun. But to watch a game nothing beats a big screen TV for me. Prefferably at home.
 
2013-09-18 01:05:06 AM  
Capitalism, ho!
 
2013-09-18 01:16:22 AM  
 
2013-09-18 01:17:01 AM  

Cataholic: TommyymmoT: I sound fat: TommyymmoT: arcas: I have no objection to this.  If people are willing to pay $2500/seat on the secondary market, why shouldn't the NFL be able to sell them at that price?

But won't there still be a secondary market due to limited availability?
How much will the scalpers charge then? $5000 ?

If the scalpers COULD charge 5000, they would.  its what scalpers do.  they are scalpers

What I've been saying, is that I think they WILL charge that much, and there will actually be people that are willing to pay it.

Then, why aren't they doing it now?


Because those particular tickets aren't available yet.
You can't sell something you don't have, and may not get.

Trust me, there are people that have paid well over $5k per ticket in the past.

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/super-bo wl-fans-england-patriots-york-g iants-wade/story?id=15508111
 
2013-09-18 01:17:07 AM  
I couldnt aqfford to go to a Superbowl before. Nothing has changed
 
2013-09-18 01:18:54 AM  

Uncle Pooky: Here's GWAR covering "Carry On My Wayward Son"


Dammit, wrong thread. Still, enjoy.
 
2013-09-18 01:29:56 AM  

Uncle Pooky: Uncle Pooky: Here's GWAR covering "Carry On My Wayward Son"

Dammit, wrong thread. Still, enjoy.


Perfect halftime show for guys that shelled out several grand to watch football in a blizzard.
 
2013-09-18 01:30:25 AM  

Uncle Pooky: Here's GWAR covering "Carry On My Wayward Son"


Is that the new replacement for the brony meme? Will GWAR be in every football thread?
 
2013-09-18 01:43:55 AM  

mikaloyd: Uncle Pooky: Here's GWAR covering "Carry On My Wayward Son"

Is that the new replacement for the brony meme? Will GWAR be in every football thread?


Who says we have to choose one or the other?
 
2013-09-18 01:54:58 AM  
The scalpers will just raise their prices too, its the fans who get screwed, the nfl and the scalpers will both make more money.
 
2013-09-18 02:11:07 AM  

Farkenhostile: The scalpers will just raise their prices too,


Why haven't the scalpers already raised their prices?
 
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