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  1. PatsFaninAZ

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    For anyone looking at/thinking about tickets, I go to many games at Cardinals stadium, so here's some info.

    In the upper level, you need to understand what the "ring of honor" is. It is a ring of seats right at the bottom of the upper level. They are actually below the concourse, right above the luxury boxes. They are great seats. They are between 2 and 5 rows and the rows are LETTERS. Above the ring of honor are the upper level terrace sections. You go up stairs to these. These start with row NUMBERS. So, don't think that row "2" is the second row in the section. It's the second row in the part of the section above the ring of honor. Be a bit cautious of the first three rows or so in the upper level sections -- they have railings and stairs that can be partially obstructive.

    There are no bad sight lines in the stadium, but the point is that there is not a huge difference between row 1 in the upper level and row 10. But there is a big difference between row, say, "B" in that section and the other rows. Anyway, someone telling you that row "1" in the 400 level is something super special is doing a bit of creative marketing. Row "A" in the 400 level is something special and better than many lower level seats.

    Also, the seating chart that you see for the cardinals is NOT the seating chart for the superbowl in one important respect. For big games, like the super bowl and fiesta bowl, they put in massive temporary risers in the open side of the stadium. So, during the regular year, sections 138 to 144 are small sections behind the end zone. During the super bowl, they have about 60 rows in them. The tops of these sections, while technically "lower level" are very far back and high up. These are some of the most common tickets available on ebay and stuff -- they are tickets that go to Cardinals season ticket holders who won the lottery and NFL lottery winners. In my view, the sight lines from the rows in these sections above 45 or so are not as good as seats in the upper levels anywhere from the corners around.

    Finally, DO NOT buy parking passes from scalpers yet. Parking passes are still available from the host committee for face value. (Still pretty expensive -- about $75 with shipping) but at least you know it's legit and you don't have to deal with a scalper. The blue west lot is a bit easier to get in and out. Probably about a 10 minute walk to the stadium. Not having a parking pass will be a real drag. There is no paid parking on the day of the game.
     
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    I'll be there...where's the Patriot Fan bar I heard about out there?
     
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    Could you please email me - I am going and I have several questions....thanks, frank

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    WEEI is having a monster party with most of the hosts in attendance.
     
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    Great post!

    Any other info that you or anyone else can provide about anything dealing with the Super Bowl would be appreciated.

    What events during the week are worth going to and what aren't?
    Do ticket prices historically go up or down as it gets closer to gameday?
    Where are some of the places that Pats fans will want to watch the game if they can't get tickets? The Vine is where the NEPFCA meets.
    What other events/activities is the NEPFCA planning?
    What events should we buy tickets for in advance since they'll be likely to sell out?
    Is there an area of town where fans will be likely to celebrate after the game? Mill Street? Downtown? Bars near the stadium?
    If you don't buy a parking pass, are the buses to get to the stadium? or other options?
     
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    it's the vine, and no one knows more about what is happening at the vine than nem over at patsfan talk.com
     
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    Thanx bro...I'll be out there...going to Vegas the 31st...we're gonna drive to AZ on Sunday to see what's up
     
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    Anyone know anything more about this? I looked at the weei website and didn't find any info. Is this a gameday party? or on Saturday? Can tickets be purchased? Where will it be held?
     
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    The stadium is in kind of a remote area. There's a large outdoor mall next door with just a couple of restaurants. I don't really know where people will be hanging out.

    On ticket prices, the trend right now is definitely down. They are dropping considerably. The day after the championships is usually when demand is the highest, and tickets are plummeting today. Tickets were selling for about $6,000 a pair for get ins, and they are down to $5,500 today. I don't think this trend is going to change.

    I know we pats fans and giants fans don't want to hear it, but of the four possible matchups this was the worst or second to worst in terms of scalper dreams. Pats/GB was the big one and it didn't work out.

    I don't know about the parties. I know the host committee has a great web site.
     
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    PF in AZ - can you explain a little more about the parking? I did not know you need a parking pass & I am going to the game. There are no private lots around the stadium? Is there any public transportation?
    Thanks for any info you can provide.

    Deb
     
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    Wow. $200? $250 on the day of the event (Saturday)?

    I'll have to be convinced that this is somehow worth it.

    I have to imagine that they can get away with pricing like this because they are figuring people will say to themselves "Hey I already spent $7k for a pair of Super Bowl tickets, what's another couple hundred to enjoy the big party before the game.
     
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    No --there is no private pay lot anywhere near the stadium. There are some stores nearby and you might want to try to sneak into their areas to park but I'm guessing that will be difficult. Supposedly there will be a security perimeter around the stadium and you'll need a pass. There may be some people about 2 miles away who will open up their lawns. You're much better off just buying an official pass. Here's the web site: http://www.sbxlii.clickandpark.com/dog

    I'm not sure about public transportation. The host committee has a web site -- I'd check that.
     
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    Its not worth it... you won't get what you paid for. But that's what parties at the SB tend to cost. And at least in this case proceeds are going to charity.
     
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    Thanks! I just ordered my pass. One less thing to worry about!
     
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    That was my view too.

    I know New Yorkers are a bit slower, but I figured they'll figure it out eventually and the passes will sell out.

    I can't believe how much people are getting for parking passes on ebay when they haven't even sold out yet.
     
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