Media Day viewing for fans will cost big bucks
Posted on: January 30, 2012 1:22 pm
Edited on: January 30, 2012 3:13 pm
By Josh Katzowitz
INDIANAPOLIS -- Here’s how much the local fans are embracing their city’s first Super Bowl. They’ve sold out the 7,000 tickets made available to watch Media Day. Not only that, but they’re being made available on the secondary ticket market for more than 14 times their face value.
This is not unlike last year’s Super Bowl in Dallas when fans could buy tickets to stand outside the stadium and watch the game on video boards for a face value ticket of $200. At least with the Media Day event, fans will be inside Lucas Oil Field and can watch live events occurring on the field.
But in order to do so, you’re going to have to pay up.
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Originally, tickets to media cost $25, but those passes, via Ticketmaster, are sold out. On StubHub, one person is selling two tickets for $350 (!) a piece. You can also get a ticket for the less insane* prices of $150 and $79 a piece.
*Let’s be honest, though. Buying a scalped ticket for Media Day seems rather insane anyway.
And though I’m being snarky in this post, I actually think it’s pretty cool these tickets are made available. For the fans who can’t get into the actual game, participating in some part of Super Bowl week activity will be a fun experience. To see live players less than 30 yards away will be exciting.
And for a city to show overboard enthusiasm, like we’re seeing so far, that only can help in getting the NFL to bestow another Super Bowl on this city in the near future.
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