My question is…was being at the Super Bowl to see their team play worth the cost? The minimum cost for a ticket is $2,000 per person. The cost to drive from Boston to Indianapolis at today’s gas rate of about $3.50 per gallon and driving a vehicle getting at least 25 miles per gallon, the round trip cost would be around $270. I can’t believe a flight to the game was any cheaper.
Let’s not forget the stops to eat along the way. And of course there is also the hotel fee for a night or two. Once you arrive at the “Big” game a lot of beverages are needed to cheer on the team..
If two people share costs along the way each person may get off with a mere $2,500 to $3,000 for the weekend, if they bought the “cheap” seats.
Now I am a football fan, it is my favorite sport to watch, sorry NASCAR fans. And if my Cleveland Browns ever made it to a Super Bowl I would be ecstatic. However I am still not sure I could justify the cost for a weekend.
My daughter Stefanie was in Super Bowl XXXV. She was part of the opening ceremony, in the Color Guard carrying the flag for the U.S. Coast Guard. I did not make the trip to Tampa. If I didn’t make that trip I am pretty sure I wouldn’t go to see my beloved Browns.
We all have priorities in our life choices but adding up the costs a weekend Super Bowl trip adds up to more than my most favorite trip…a week long safari in Kenya!
No, I am not planning a Super Bowl trip; I can’t justify the cost, but congratulations to the New York Giants and to their faithful yet less wealthy fans.