A Fan’s Trip To Dallas Won’t Come Cheap
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SHALER (KDKA) – The Dallas, Texas area will be raking in the profits when the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers roll into town for Super Bowl XLV.
There will be Terrible Towels and cheeseheads everywhere, as fans make the journey to Dallas.
However, if you don’t have tickets already, it’s going to cost you a pretty penny.
According to NFL.com, the most expensive tickets will cost over $17,000.
The cheapest are over $2,800 for upper-level endzone tickets.
The highest priced ticket to go on StubHub is going for $11,000, which is almost 10 times the face value of the ticket.
Face value seat prices for Super Bowl XLV start at $600 and top out at $1,200 for club seats.
There are some $350 standing room only tickets and $200 tickets to watch the game on big screens in the parking lot of Cowboys Stadium.
As for hotels, TouchdownHotels.com is listing a four-day, three-night package at the Hampton Inn with upper-level endzone seats for $3,900 per person. That price does not include airfare.
The Steelers will be staying at the Omni Hotel in downtown Fort Worth.
Hotel employees had to take a Super Bowl certification class where they learned how to interact with the media and how weather could affect their operations.
Some airlines are adding extra flights from Pittsburgh to the Dallas-Fort Worth area to help out fans.
Delta will be adding non-stop flights on Friday and Saturday before the Super Bowl. Southwest Airlines and US Airways are also adding flights to the area.
However, travel packages for the Super Bowl are going fast.
“There seems to be a lot of local interest in it, as you can imagine. It’s the place to be, the thing to be doing if you live in Texas coming up in a couple weeks. Early on, it looks like there’s quite a bit of pressure on availability and it could go pretty quickly,” Jim Lehman with AAA Travel said.
Fans shouldn’t fret if they can’t get a flight to Dallas-Fort Worth though. Texas has the most major airports of any state in the country, so be sure to check for flights to the surrounding area.
For fans that want to save a few bucks on their trip, campgrounds around the Dallas-Fort Worth area may be an option.
The Texas Association of Campground Owners launched a new website that will help those taking an RV to the game. The site shows all the campgrounds near Cowboys Stadium and other special event sites.
Locally, the official Reebok AFC Championship shirt began being printed with about a minute to play in the Steelers’ 24-19 win over the New York Jets.
The shirts are being printed by Greater Pittsburgh Specialty Advertising in Shaler.