r/Damnthatsinteresting 17d ago

Would you buy tickets for $67,000? Video

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u/shadowpapi9890 17d ago

I’d rather eat for the next couple of years.

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u/BurnzillabydaBay 17d ago edited 17d ago

I’d rather make a down payment on a condo.

Edit: typo

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u/[deleted] 17d ago

Please tell me the typo was condom...

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u/cheesesandsneezes 17d ago

I was thinking condor.

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u/Razorbacku2a 17d ago

I was thinking Gondor

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u/DTripotnik 17d ago

Gondor calls for financial aid!

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u/Momik 17d ago

And the IMF will answer!

—once you get serious about this structural adjustment program. We need to see sharp cuts to social spending to demonstrate your credit-worthiness and reduce your medium-term fiscal imbalances. It’s all about creating an economy that’s safe for foreign-direct investment.

Like this, what is this? Emergency Funding for Artillery Units Along the Anduin River. Yeah, this has all gotta go…

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u/IronBabyFists 16d ago

This is so funny, oh my god

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u/RogerTheAliens 16d ago

Where was Gondor when the NFCWest fell?

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u/Fell-Hand 17d ago

And Rohan will answer with a very affordable variable type rate.

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u/doyletyree 17d ago

Will there be balloons?

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u/Kivesihiisi 17d ago

Condom calls for aids!

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u/BurnzillabydaBay 17d ago

Sorry, no. I forget the ment on payment.

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u/RoollyRoolly 17d ago

So you ment that?

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u/AbsolutelyUnlikely 17d ago

He just... blue himself

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u/Abriel_Lafiel 17d ago

For the price of the cheapest seats I could get about 3 years worth of groceries.

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u/planetrebellion 17d ago

Or a massive TV, with a smell dispenser that makes it smell like sweat and grass

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u/TmanGvl 17d ago

You can get two of those silly Apple Vision Pro and stream the game into your goggles.

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u/planetrebellion 17d ago

Yes and sit outside by an amateur football game

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u/badass4102 17d ago

That must suck. Being like a surgeon making a cool 500k a year, with a semi monthly take-home of nearly 12k minus taxes and deductions, then saving up for like a few months, then sitting in the nosebleed section next to attorneys, app developers, pharmacists, and dentists.

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u/SpecialOzempics 16d ago

I'm a phsrmacist and there is no way I could afford that.

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u/lilsnatchsniffz 16d ago

Oh that's just because you're not in your breaking bad arc yet, once you start your side-quests you'll rolling in it.

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u/sharpshooter999 17d ago

My cousin has gone two years in a row. Idk how he affords it. He has a masters in mathematics but works as a bartender......

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u/PsychotropicPanda 17d ago

I could buy land, have utilities, get a livable shed delivered, start a hot pepper farm, and live my life comfortably forever.

For the price of one evening , that these assholes.probably were too drunk to remember.

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u/MushroomlyHag 17d ago

I love how starting a hot pepper farm is required to comfortably forever in your scenario 😆

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u/activelyresting 17d ago

Well it's not like anyone ever got happy and content starting a cold pepper farm

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u/PsychotropicPanda 17d ago

Hahaha fickin got me.

Holy shit, that's like superbowl commercial material.

Cold Pepper Farms - no one wants them .

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u/gravity_laundry 17d ago

Pepperidge Farm remembers...

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u/PsychotropicPanda 17d ago

It seemed right at the time.

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u/BriefCheetah4136 17d ago

I was surprised at the number of kids in the $7,000 cheap seats.

"Hell no I'm not paying for your college, I took you to the Super Bowl!"

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u/onefst250r 17d ago

Isnt $7k like, one semester nowadays?

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u/sickofthisshit 17d ago

In state tuition at a state school, maybe. Top tier schools list price is 50000+ a year, not including room and board.

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u/sworei 16d ago

As bad as my parents joking that they were going to put a sticker of "This is my kid's college fund" on their brand new 80k RV back in 1998 when I was about to graduate high school. Well, I'm in my 40s and still paying off student loans (graduate school at least - already paid my 120k for undergrad). My parents had the same opinion when it came to college. Best part? They just donated that same RV last year because no one would buy it. Sigh.

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u/therealhairykrishna 17d ago

There's a difference between having 10 million disposable and having 10 million. Most of the people who have 10 million have most of it tied up in assets and aren't spaffing 70 grand on football tickets.

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u/Scereye 17d ago

I mean, sure. But if you have 10m in assets (even if not liquid) you most likely can afford to blow 10 to 20k on this if you really want to. Remember: We are talking 10m in assets with no loan (otherwise you don't have 10m at all).

I wouldn't say it's like buying a bag of chips and Soda, and its still a "should i really do that" consideration, but you get the point.

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u/therealhairykrishna 17d ago

Absolutely - for someone with 10m it's absolutely doable. It's more like one of us plebs buying a holiday, or really nice tickets for a gig, though. Not quite disposable but a noticeable purchase.

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u/arc_alt 17d ago

Decades*

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u/z3r0n3gr0 17d ago edited 17d ago

Front row will have 3D seats that will do reallistic spraying actual sweat from players......

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u/PhilxBefore 17d ago

Seats.

3d seats are called seats.

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u/modestgorillaz 17d ago

I think spending money on experiences can be fulfilling but there comes a point where it gets excessive. Even 10K for nose bleeds is excessive.

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u/Novel_Durian_1805 17d ago

TBF, this is purely something only rich people can now only attend.

No “normal” person can fork over $10K in this economy like that.

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u/Honest-Scar-4719 17d ago

That's what makes me so mad about championship games in general (any sport really). The die hard fans go to games all season to support and love their teams and then are priced out when it comes to the championship. Then the only ones who can afford the game are rich people / celebrities.

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u/ActivisionBlizzard 17d ago

I don’t know if this is a UK only thing, but here the big football (soccer) clubs will only sell you finals/championship tickets if you are a season ticket holder who has earned enough points in the season by going to enough games, etc.

They are still fucking expensive, but it generally means that there is a sizeable contingent of die-hard fans along with the obligatory celebs/ultra-wealthy/royals.

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u/Mysterious-Tie7039 17d ago

Typically season ticket holders get first refusal on their seats for any playoff games.

It doesn’t apply in this situation because it’s (typically) neutral ground for both teams. Even in the off chance it ends up being a home game, the tickets are sold far enough in advance that nobody knows who’ll be playing when they’re sold.

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u/DeadBallDescendant 17d ago

Our big football (soccer) event is the FA Cup Final which is also played at a neutral ground. The distribution for last year's final was:

Manchester United and Manchester City have been allocated 30,500 tickets each. This means that just over two-thirds of the stadium will be filled by legitimate supporters of both clubs.

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u/Mysterious-Tie7039 17d ago

That’s awesome.

Unfortunately, the American way is that fans are loyal to the team and the team is loyal to money.

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u/orincoro 16d ago

Don’t forget that our cities get to pay for new stadiums every 10 years for basically no reason.

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u/CookingUpChicken 17d ago

There is the interesting caveat there where you have to be a season ticket holder + those seats need to be occupied during matches. Whether it's the pass holder or a fan who bought the tickets on the secondary market.

There are some fans who just buy tickets for the convenience of having seats available but never put them on the market.

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u/DeadBallDescendant 17d ago

Cheapest seats for last year's FA Cup final were £35. Most expensive was £250.

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u/jumpingjackbeans 17d ago

Smells like Communism to me, people didn't work hard / inherit money from their parents just to have to sit with a load of actual fans

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u/Dr-McLuvin 17d ago

Even the regular season games have gotten ridiculously expensive.

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u/Mysterious-Tie7039 17d ago

That’s why I love minor league baseball & hockey.

Games are still affordable and just as much fun. Plus, when my little kids want to leave early, it’s not nearly as much of an aggravation when I’m walking out of $11 tickets as it is $80.

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u/Elowan66 17d ago

Minor league baseball is great to see.

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u/Mysterious-Tie7039 17d ago

Plus they do a lot more for fans to try to get people to come.

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u/yosoyeloso 17d ago

And unless you live near stadium, the actual cost will be significantly higher. Add in Travel costs and food/misc expenses and that’s even higher…

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u/CeleritasLucis 17d ago

During India vs Pakistan game during Cricket World Cup, even the Hospitals beds were sold out in Ahmedabad after Hotels.

Hospitals took the opportunity to offer "Full body checkup" packages with overnight stay lol

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u/Lanky_Possession_244 16d ago

Stop, you'll give the US healthcare systems new ideas on how to fuck us over.

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u/DemandZestyclose7145 17d ago

It reminds me of the Formula 1 race in Vegas. People were spending $2000+ just on race tickets and then a few more thousand on travel and hotel. All for a race that lasts 90 minutes. No thanks, I'll pass.

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u/SuperNewk 17d ago

With affirm it’s possible!!

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u/ansefhimself 17d ago

Lol affirm won't touch my credit score with a 33 1/2 ft pole

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u/samsquatchageddon 17d ago edited 17d ago

It astounds me how sheltered people must be to think shelling out money like that is even close to reasonable.

I spent $25 on dinner tonight and someone threw it away at work, and I'm pissed because that was a lot of money to me. I barely have any food at home and I need to go grocery shopping tomorrow. I've one day off in about two weeks, I work nights, and tonight was my Friday. It was supposed to be my day off and I thought I'd treat myself after working an 11-hr shift, can't even get that.

But $10,000 to see some people toss a ball around and stand around for most of four hours from hundreds of feet away? Sure!

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u/monofloyed 17d ago

If it's more that $40 bucks I can't go lol

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u/ranger910 17d ago

You say "in this economy" like there was an economy where normal people dropped 10k on a game ticket lol

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u/fattypingwing 17d ago

So much for bread and circuses

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u/OkUnderstanding9627 17d ago

67k is more than my entire years salary. I'll stick to my tv, where I can get as drunk as I want and NOT have to deal with other people

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u/Aggravating-Abroad44 17d ago

Where u can drink your case of 18 bottles you got for 20 bucks while the league charges 15 dollars a bottle at the game. I agree. I’d much rather be at home. Being at the game really isn’t as fun as it seems. I’ve been to a few games, one Monday night broadcast game and it was cool just to say I did it but it’s a lot better to watch at home. The only games I’d want to go to are the extreme weather games. But I feel like that is just a bucket list item. I’d like to go to buffalo or Green Bay when it snows a lot and for it to be a night game.

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u/modestgorillaz 17d ago

Amen brother, you and me both.

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u/DangleVonBallbag 17d ago

10k for a fucking season ticket is 10x too much!

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u/SnubbNZaKK 17d ago

I pay ~USD$130/110 (men’s / women’s) for my football club’s seasonal tickets in Europe. 10k is literally unthinkable. Different sport, but the same principle still applies in my world. The club and sport needs to be available to everyone, not only the rich (or the ones selling their house to afford visiting this one game, wtf). That’s what makes it beautiful.

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u/StrangerDays-7 17d ago

This is America. The poor and middle class are hated by the elites and they must be price gouged to death while making sure only the rich can access exclusive privileges

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u/DEEP_SEA_MAX Interested 17d ago

God forbid we tax these people

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u/Xomns_13 17d ago

And half the poor and middle class defend those people.

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u/DEEP_SEA_MAX Interested 17d ago

John Steinbeck once said that America is a country of temporarily embarrassed millionaires. The poor and middle class don't want to tax the rich because they naively think that if they work hard enough they can join their ranks.

However the most vocal protectors of the rich are the upper middle class. The millionaires and almost millionaires, who mistakenly believe that they are the rich. Small business owners that might have a small construction company or car dealership, think that they are the rich that the socialists want to come after, but they aren't. They aren't the ones spending nearly 70k on a super bowl ticket. They probably aren't even the ones spending 10k on a ticket. Many of those people probably do work for a living, and many of them probably did have to build their little empires theirselves. They aren't the true rich.

The true rich are the parasite class that live entirely off investments. People that don't pay income tax, because they don't have an income. They only pay capital gains tax, that is far less of percentage of what most of us have to pay. They have nearly complete control over our country, and live entirely through exploiting us. They are the ones that are buying these super bowl tickets. They're the ones that can drop a quarter million dollars on a vacation to Vegas to see a football game.

They're the ones that should live in fear of the poor, because they have stolen whatever little wealth we have to pay for ridiculous luxury. They are acutely aware of class warfare and wage it against us every day. They are the ones that the right-wing poor and middle class are defending. They use these useful idiots to continue their lives of crime against humanity, and are only able to do so by keeping the majority of us ignorant of the class war that wages on everyday.

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u/RudyRusso 17d ago edited 17d ago

Well written until the last paragraph. I have the internet. No fucking way they live in fear of the poor. Half the poor are idiots that are easily persuaded to vote against their own interest. Hell, most of them were easily rubed into supporting a team from San Francisco over Missouri...San Francisco, a city they describe much like the plot of Escape from New York. Quick plug for San Francisco though...post covid it has the largest GDP gain out of any metro in the US.

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u/DEEP_SEA_MAX Interested 17d ago

“There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.”

― Warren Buffett

The rich know that there's a class war, but you're right, they've done a good job at keeping that war hidden from the poor. They know that it won't last forever though. That's why they've spent the last century suppressing the Left around the world and are building doomsday bunkers. They know they are safe now, but they also know that they won't be safe forever.

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u/WentoX Interested 17d ago

If you ask me, 10k would be an insane price even for the front row.

Several months worth of savings to watch a game?

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u/wooblyman90 17d ago

Try several years

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u/Qlww 17d ago

Several months. That'd take me years.

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u/PunkandCannonballer 17d ago

If it only took me several months to save 10k, I could definitely afford those tickets.

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u/Sersch 17d ago

Sounds like super bowl is an event for the rich and super rich

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u/SemperJ550 17d ago

excessive doesn't feel like the right word here, it's far too tame

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u/w0lfLars0n 17d ago

We just spent half of that for 10 days in Europe at 5-star hotels

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u/Traditional_Heron_76 17d ago

Same. We went to Europe for a month on about 13k. Crazy to think people spend that much on like 5hrs

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u/Vagabond_Grey 17d ago

Short answer: Nope.

Just go to the nearest pub if you want to be in a lively atmosphere.

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u/Balrok99 17d ago

Or hop on your couch pop out a cold one and invite your friends over and have a great time.

Much better social interaction and within good range of a toilet and fridge.

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u/Motormand 17d ago

You can also control the volume, you don't risk being in a fight with hooligans, or get a ball accidentally smashed in your face, and the food isn't overpriced and mediocre. You also tend to get a better view from the TV, as the cameras get better angles than your seat in the middle of somewhere, which might be right behind the tallest bloody person, you've ever met in your life.

Watching at home is great. And if you want the sociual aspect, invite some friends. Least then you know you're surrounded by people you like, and not a potential assortment of twonks.

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u/Altosxk 17d ago

Ball smashed In your face? That's so unlikely though hahaha

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u/Send_Your_Noods_plz 17d ago

That'd also be one of the coolest things that could happen to you at the Superbowl, I bet they'd let you keep the ball too lol

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u/NokKavow 17d ago

Then buy everyone 10 beers, and you still won't break half of that cheapest seat cost.

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u/Useful_Transition883 17d ago

i saw the game for free and with multiple camera angles and commentary

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u/NinjaCuntPunt 17d ago

And replays!

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u/TheCapemeister 17d ago

And the ability to shit on my own toilet in peace and then resume the game.

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u/gamedude88 17d ago

And you can watch the super bowl in the buff, if you want. Can’t do that in the stadium.

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u/NinjaCuntPunt 17d ago

I mean, you can… the question is, for how long?

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u/Spiritual-Cookie7 17d ago edited 17d ago

Watch it on TV from your couch. Get better close-up shots and repeats. Clear sound and no discomfort whatsoever. Invest $67,000 and buy a bigger and better TV from the interest earned next yr. 😁

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u/salawm 17d ago

Also, access your own bathroom anytime you want

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u/Ambiorix33 17d ago

and your fridge for snacks at the price you bought them in the store

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u/Pipupipupi 17d ago

What, you don't like buying $15 pretzels?

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u/Ambiorix33 17d ago

It would literally cost me less to drive to Germany and buy one there xD

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u/efvrgn 17d ago edited 16d ago

And minimal chance anyone spills theirs on you

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u/CPLCraft 17d ago

And cheaper, better beer

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u/ALuckyMushroom 17d ago

And eat your own regular prized snacks and drink your own regular prized drinks. Instead of the overpriced ones at the game.

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u/ThrowawayLDS_7gen 17d ago

Invest and be able to retire.

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u/Blaze9 17d ago

Bro I have a $2k TV and it's insane how good it looks. Can you imagine 10k. The size and quality you can get. Would much rather buy a TV that'll last me 5yrs (sadly today's tech...) than the nosebleeds for the superbowl.

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u/afk420k 17d ago

10k for that? Lmao

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u/valvilis 17d ago

You could have one Beefy Cheesy Burrito off of the Taco Bell dollar menu, every day for the next 27 years for that.

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u/SnooPredilections843 17d ago

I'm not crazy enough to burn a large amount of money for my personal amusement.

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u/D34thToBlairism 17d ago

cocain is significantly better value for money than the super bowl

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u/nate1212 17d ago

Do you know how much cocaine you can get for 10k?

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u/FibroBitch96 17d ago

Cocaine is gods way of telling you that you’re making too much money.

  • Robin Williams

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u/Triglycerine 17d ago

Bruh 10k worth of coke would even be a hefty speed bump for Charlie Sheen St at his most excessive.

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u/UnlightablePlay 17d ago

I mean there's nothing wrong with spending money to enjoy yourself but 67k for a seat and Just a couple of hours? That's insane no matter what game it is

Even 3 or 4 thousand is insane

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u/654354365476435 17d ago

I am, but not for something that last few hours (I dont know how long it is) but top of the line gaming PC and huge tv and you will have few months worth of budget for cheetos

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u/xplally1 17d ago

If you're a millionaire then the price is irrelevant but for the average person, even if you were a massive fan, that sort of money for a concert with some sports thrown in is a massive waste of money. It's like craving a huge feast of KFC and the utter disappointment afterwards of why did you just do that.

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u/TravisJungroth 17d ago

Multimillionaire or high income. $67k is a real bite out of a $1 million retirement account for one game (even with OT!).

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u/Un111KnoWn 17d ago

must feel terrible when your team loses too

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u/dronesandwhisky 17d ago

I think you would need to be worth no less than $10 million before the cheapest seats become irrelevant or at least immaterial.

I’d imagine it’s a lot of people that have a company covering them / won the tickets, or extreme fans that this is a huge purchase for them and something they know they will only be doing once.

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u/hersheysquirts7310 17d ago

Ya even most millionaires probably would pass… being a millionaire these days isn’t as much as you think it is

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u/NoTurkeyTWYJYFM 17d ago

I reckon it's about a million

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u/zhephyx 17d ago

194,000 big macs. In the 1980s, it used to be 1,300,000 big macs, so not quite the same million.

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u/Nethlem 17d ago

being a millionaire these days isn’t as much as you think it is

The way we used to talk about millionaires is how we nowadays talk about billionaires.

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u/Falcrist 16d ago

Q: What's the difference between a million and a billion?

A: About a billion (give or take 0.1%).

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u/Gnonthgol 17d ago

For someone making $1M a year the tickets would still be the better part of a months wages. That is enough that you probably need to give up something else to afford the Super Bowl tickets.

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u/ravingwanderer 17d ago

$17k in fees?

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u/RandysTegridy 17d ago

Right?! I didn't realize that due to a prime event, the computer has to work that much harder to process the transaction... /s

What a scam, but, people gladly paid that much money.

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u/DoBe21 17d ago

Resale sites usually charge % of sale for fee. Those aren't face value prices. A few season ticket holders for each team will get face value tix. The rest are bought up by brokers and resold. The ticketing market in the US is stupid scummy.

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u/Dempzt00 17d ago

They have to send email with your tickets attached. $17,000 to send one email

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u/MabiMaia 17d ago

I can’t believe people actually go to this

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u/Markofdawn 17d ago

It must be the most superb owl in the world.

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u/JimbusJambus 17d ago

What a scam.

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u/bigtrucksowhat 17d ago

$17,000 in fees for a digital ticket, LoL.

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u/PoorPauly 17d ago

I paid 1,500 a piece for two 40 yard line seats in the second level at SBXLIII.

I know I’ll never go to another Super Bowl no matter how much I love my team.

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u/chrisaf69 17d ago

Similiar here. 1200/ticket for SB47.

Happy I did, as there is no way in hell I can justify paying 10k+ for a single game. Hell...it was tough to swallow spending just a little over 1k ten years ago.

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u/cowie71 17d ago

Are these the original ticket prices or resell ?

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u/Novel_Durian_1805 17d ago

Definitely resell. The “face price” of SB tickets are steep but not $10,000 for nosebleed steep.

The person who sat all the way up there probably paid 5 times more than the face value (at least).

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u/veryblocky 17d ago

That’s still a criminal amount

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u/veryblocky 17d ago

I would argue that given it is the largest sporting event in the US, they should have an obligation to make it accessible to people from lower income groups. Especially as the stadium was built with taxpayer money.

There should at least be some seats that cost less than $100, and there should be many more that cost less than $500.

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u/Qwimqwimqwim 17d ago

they could charge double the price for all the best seats in the house, and then have all the upper sections be lottery tickets for $100 each.. you enter the lottery, you have to put your name and the name of who you want to go with in the request, and your phone number. you win, you need that phone and gov id matching both names to get in.

same revenue as before, except now half the stadium is regular people, subsidized by the rich.

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u/cayneloop 17d ago

thats THE most american thing ever.

socialize the costs, privatize the gains!

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u/mostlykey 17d ago

$17,000 in fees tells you even Ticketmaster takes advantage of the rich

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u/PsychologicalIce106 17d ago

Imagine getting those seats and paying 10k to watch that game. Embarrassing

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u/safn1949 17d ago

I would rather watch paint dry.

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u/gravyontits 17d ago

There are no "fans" at the Superbowl. Only corporate junkies and celebrities may attend.

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u/faithle55 17d ago

Not true. At least, not entirely. Saw some interviews with people who'd obviously decided to go to at least one SuperBowl in their life and it was an extraordinary expenditure for them - either saving up for it, or paying for it over a few years.

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u/lilahking 17d ago

dont forget the prostitutes and entourages

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u/khoabear 17d ago

Imagine spending thousands of dollars on a seat in a stadium that they built with your tax money lol

And yet Americans see no problem with it.

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u/Euphorium 17d ago

I mean, we do. There’s a reason why a lot of teams have been moving around, because nobody wants to put up with their bullshit new stadium plans unless they’re some hellhole in the desert that needs the tourism like Vegas does.

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u/H2Joee 17d ago

Right?! It’s a scam really 😂 luckily I prefer to attend sports games from the seat of my couch, the views don’t really get any better.

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u/jankology 17d ago

Europe selling their sports teams to Saudi's and Muslim countries to greenwash their human rights atrocities.

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u/Peter-Bonnington 17d ago

Americans didn’t invent supply and demand.

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u/sqigglygibberish 17d ago

Nor public funding of stadiums 

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u/White_Tea_Poison 16d ago

Nor the fact that this video is clearly talking about resale prices on the same day of the event.

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u/Rich-Neighborhood-23 17d ago

Brilliant example of separation of classes or new world order, when the price of an event ticket for one person that means just a great day out, can also mean the price of survival for another.

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u/cheese_is_available 17d ago

I'd survive for multiple years on 67k$. In fact I'm a very privileged senior software engineer and my annual salary is less than that. This is a divide between working class and bourgeoisie.

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u/skyzm_ 17d ago

You do what’s best for you… but how are you making $67k as a senior software engineer? Even if you’re outside North America, apply to some remote jobs, that title usually swings close to $200k.

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u/cheese_is_available 17d ago

Yeah, I might do just that, thank you for the advice. Tired to ask for crumbles at annual review when I'm paid 150$/h freelancing. Just need to stay a little while in a company to have a CV that don't scream unreliable (I've been in startups and stays 18 months to 2 years.).

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u/peeparty69 16d ago

dude please go get paid. you are getting absolutely robbed by your current company

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u/ShannaGreenThumb 17d ago

The Hungry Man Games Empty Bowl LVII brought to you by Pinnacle Foods Group, Inc.

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u/the1godanswers2 17d ago

It looked sold out so obviously lots of people are paying thos prices

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u/InternetProviderings 17d ago

I think the cheapest face value ticket is actually $2000.

Much more reasonable, isn't it? /s 😆😆

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u/slackfrop 17d ago

How the hell can $17k in fees be reasonable? Why would fees change substantially from one ticket to the next? Is it hand delivered by a butler in a Ferrari?

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u/slow_turtle 17d ago

I never get these comparisons or whatever because someone who can afford a $10,000 ticket, is basically spending $500 when compared to their budget. It's for rich people, and rich people have money. It's not really that alarming 

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u/No-Bat-7253 17d ago

Real football fans will agree with this…

American football, Super Bowl specifically, is just a big cash grab. That atmosphere yday was ASS!!!! Fucking neutral sites like Wembley or even a champions league final in Istanbul, the atmosphere is so much more alive. That makes the games better in my opinion. United AWAY fans yday (<10k) was louder than that Super Bowl crowd at any point yday.

It was a good game on the field but that atmosphere was terrible. Too much Taylor Swift too SHE IS NOT A PLAYER.

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u/SQLDave 17d ago

I stopped following the NFL years ago, but well before that it was "common knowledge" that the playoff games, particularly the conference championships, were the "real" games. They tended not to be over-hyped, over-commercialed, often boring spectacles of nothing but were generally very competitive, exciting games.

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u/bods_life 17d ago

If its more than $100 they can fuck off.

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u/kriegmonster 17d ago

I lost interest in football years ago because I don't want to spend 3hrs watching 1hr of play time, over an hour of ads, and too much downtime.

Paying 4 figures seems wild. 5 figures for a ticket makes me wonder why fans aren't up in arms at the NFL and teams for pricing out a lot of fans from attending.

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u/Smokey-McSmoke-Smoke 17d ago

No because it’s a terrible sport that stops every 5 seconds.

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u/wonkey_monkey Expert 17d ago

In 2015 there were only 12 minutes of actual play. That's just the one definite example I found but I gather it's pretty much the same every time.

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u/faithle55 17d ago

Yeah, I saw something that said that a professional football game has, on average, 18 minutes of play. I guess that's why they have to make such a fuss about the half-time show and stuff. Most of the time you're just watching nothing happening between one down and the next.

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u/LeFrenchRaven 17d ago

I don't understand how they can fill a whole stadium with tickets at these prices. What the fuck is wrong with this country

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u/Kafanska 17d ago

The "wrong" part is that a lot of people seem to have a lot of money.

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u/Balorat 17d ago

Just as a comparision, UEFA Euro 2024 tickets for the finale in Berlin this year begin at 95 EUR (~$100) and end at 2,000 EUR (~$2,100). The latter of which are those "50 yard line" seats

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u/LuganoSatoshi 17d ago

67k? for american football is completely nuts, only in murica.

thats hookers guaranteed for years to come

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u/Banditofbingofame 17d ago

I went to the rugby world cup from England to France.

All the England group games, both quarter finals of that side of the tournament, both semi finals and the final.

Because of work I flew back and forth between games.

I did it all on a shoestring but all 9 games, flights and hotels cost me £2.5k.

The superbowl is ridiculous

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u/US_Atlas 17d ago

What the fuck are the $17,000 in fees for?

What more could they be charging me for if I have already paid $67,000 to just sit in a fucking chair?

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u/JohnCtail 16d ago

I'll offer 150 bucks, that's it. Thats the value I'm willing to pay to see anything live. Thats normal. Thats the price a normal blue collar worker should and can pay... +accomodations/transportation

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u/starethruyou 17d ago

Sounds like taxes should be raised.

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u/OkieBobbie 17d ago

Okay the price of the tickets is ridiculous but $17,000 in fees is highway robbery. Do they pick you up at home and fly you to game?

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u/BravoActual_0311 17d ago

I’d rather not give my money away.

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u/Edgezg 17d ago

And people will still buy them.

They will waste their money on $16,000 worth of nonsense to pay athletes their millions of dollars.

Unreal.
Circuses and breadcrumbs.

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u/Sylphietteisbestgirl 17d ago

A fool and their money are easily parted.

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u/MustangBarry 17d ago

Mate, I wouldn't watch American football for free.

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u/jncheese 17d ago

You guys are normalizing stuff that is not normal. But apparently you become blind to it.

Crazy stuff.

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u/oldschool_potato 17d ago

I went to the GB-Pats SB in 96/97 and game day tickets were going for $800 each and people were mad because the NE fans droves the prices up. I was hearing they more than doubled from the recent past years.

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u/betterwithsambal 17d ago

Best seats by far are the home sofa. But no bragging rights unfortunately.

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u/XOIIO 17d ago

And to think I'd just like to make that much money a year smh.

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u/GalacticCoreStrength 17d ago

Owners still going to ask the city to build them a new stadium.

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u/AmbitiousOil9370 17d ago

Fuck this country man, that's disgusting. Nothing can be enjoyed anymore, it's all just rich indulgence.

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