Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Got a Spare Grand? Or Two?

  • Bryan Holst has four tickets to the biggest game in the 90-year rivalry between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers.

    On Monday, he put them up for sale.

    Holst, a Bears fan from Marengo, said he wrestled with the decision. But the potential of a big payday proved too tempting and he posted his tickets on Craigslist for $850 each.

  • On Monday, $134 seats in the upper reaches of Soldier Field were selling for about $500 each, according to brokers and several ticket resale Web sites. Seats in the stadium’s lower levels are going for up to $2,000, said Melissa Janes, who works for a Chicago-area ticket broker.
Of course, selling the tickets to this game could pay for a good portion of next season's entire ticket package. Decisions decisions.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sold my two tickets to Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals for $500 each. $85 face value. I say let the market decide.

1/18/2011 02:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the standing rib roast will be ready at about 130 degrees around half time--- the game will be watched on a large plasma in the comfort of my home--- a fridge full of cold beer and plenty of snacks in between--- if you gave me the tickets I would not go there--- to many idiots and way to expensive...

1/18/2011 03:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's going to be 17 degrees outside and for the price of 2 beers at the game, I can buy a nice 12 pack of beer to drink at home.

I wouldn't go if you gave me free tickets.

1/18/2011 06:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No brainer.
If you're a season ticket holder, ALWAYS sell the Conference Championship tickets...

You're guaranteed access to Superbowl tickets anyway and you know for damn sure you're going if they make it. You're either going to watch them lose, or you're going to watch them advance to a game you already have tickets for anyway.

Shrewd season ticket holders have been laying off the conference championship tickets forever...

1/18/2011 07:03:00 AM  
Anonymous bobbo said...

Scalpers? I thought this was illegal?

1/18/2011 07:54:00 AM  
Blogger hemorrhoid said...

Congratulations to the Bears! I know you're delighted to share the joy of this victory!

Much success to the Bears vs. Packers!

1/18/2011 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was at the Seattle game and that nimrod Phillips, Angelo or whomevers responsibility it is to allocate manpower only had one guy patting down fans entering the stadium at the west gate, so we missed the kick-off eventhough we qued up in the line about a half a block long a half hour before game time.

If you go, get there real early.

1/18/2011 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been to ONE Bears game in my life.

Back about 1993, my fiancee ill-advisedly bought me tickets for my birthday in December. It was VERY cold! We sat a few rows from the top of Soldier Field, the wind was whistling around like crazy. The morning before the game, a good 4-6 inches of snow fell on our seats.

She also didn't realize how much I hated the large crowds, mostly because I was forced to be in the middle of them at work. I absolutely abhor being around all those drunken idiots on my own time. I was miserable ALL DAY. NEVER AGAIN!

I'll watch from my living room, thank you. Nothing is to be gained by me paying for tickets, paying for parking, paying for food and beverages and walking for miles to find seats. Nope, not anymore, not when I can enjoy close-ups and slow motion replays and expert, in-game analysis and graphics and a camera right over the players heads as they run down the field! I'll watch from the comfort of my big overstuffed leather chair, nice and cozy where I can LEGALLY throw my beer at the players!

1/18/2011 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

f you gave me the tickets I would not go there--- to many idiots and way to expensive...

1/18/2011 03:20:00 AM

if you gave me the tickets, i would sell them.

1/18/2011 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are we not in an economic recession? Keep living off of credit. Learn to speak either of the Chinese languages.

1/18/2011 10:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And too damm cold.

1/18/2011 10:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sell high buy low

gordon geckos famous line :)

bears will lose anyway, take the money while you can.

1/18/2011 02:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My Old black and white TV, a cold beer or two in my warm shack is better than freezing my ass off by the lake.

1/18/2011 09:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How can you be guaranteed access to Superbowl tickets just because you have seasons tickets. 36% of the tickets go to the 30 teams that did not make it to the Superbowl. Each team in the Superbowl gets 17.5% of the tickets and in a 70,000 seating stadium, thats about 12,000 tickets. At best season tickets holders are entered into a lottery for a small portion of those 12,000 Majority of the tickets go to the owner, sponsors, players coaches, friends of the owners etc

1/19/2011 12:17:00 PM  

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