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slides: Just How Much Does It Cost To Go To The Super Bowl?

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

 

Thinking of making the trip down South to see the big game? You'd better pack your wallet and a credit card or two. Check out the slideshow below to see how much you'll have to pay to take in the big game in Phoenix.

 

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Airfare

Most major airlines have added extra flights to Phoenix from both the Boston area and Seattle, with United Airlines alone adding 55 extra flights to Phoenix for the Super Bowl, according to USA Today. But they don't come cheap. ABC News reports that the price of an airline ticket from the Seattle Airport to Phoenix is up 24 percent from normal, with flights begining at $682. 

But lucky for us Portlanders and Seahawks fans, Patriots fans have it worse, with flights from Boston to Phoenix up 80 percent from normal, and the cheapest flights costing around $850.

To leave from the PDX airport, check out discouont flights at  Expedia.com

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Game Ticket

At last check, StubHub, one of the world's biggest ticket resellers, had over 4700 tickets on sale ranging in price from $2319.99 for seats in the far corners of the upper levels of the stadium, to $17,815.10 for tickets in the "club level". You could also take a chance on Craigslist, where tickets are going for $1829 up to $18,050 per ticket, but there's no guarantee that they're legitimate tickets.

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Hotel

Many hotels in the Phoenix area are requiring a three night stay- from Friday through Monday morning. That is, if you can find a hotel with vacancy. According to priceline.com, there’s not a lot of availability for hotel rooms in the Phoenix area. In the are surrounding Glendale, where University of Phoenix Stadium is, there aren’t any 4- or 5-star hotel rooms available at all. Rooms that are available, at 3-stars and below, are all 10 miles or more away from the stadium. As of Monday night, only three 3-star hotels have rooms available with prices ranging from $297 to $549 per night. There are also some 2-star hotel rooms ranging from $139 up to $839 per night.

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Parking

The official Super Bowl parking website, Click and Park, has parking available at $50 to $100 per car. There's no tailgating allowed at the lower price points. Close parking on the secondary market, such as Stub Hub, is going for as much as $500 per car.

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Packages

One option that might save you some money is to buy a travel package. Packages are available through several resale agencies.

BenchWarmerSports.com offers a value package that includes a two night hotel stay, game ticket, airport shuttle transfers, custom travel documents and more starting at $3,750 per person. Superior and delux packages are offerd on their site as well for a higher price. 

 
 

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