The NFL Is Surprising Fans Across The U.S. With 500 Free Tickets To Super Bowl LII
For many Americans, one Super Bowl ticket will cost them about a half year’s rent. According to CBS Sports, the average price for a 2016 Super Bowl ticket was $4,000 and, for a 2017 ticket, it was between $4,744 and $5,650. The tickets are projected to be even higher for this year’s Super Bowl at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
But for 500 lucky humans, the tickets will cost them absolutely nothing, as the NFL is giving away 500 free tickets to Super Bowl 52 on February 4, 2018.
The Washington Post detailed how and to whom the free tickets will be distributed.
More than half of the tickets (256) will be given out by the NFL teams. An additional 64 will be distributed by the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year nominees.
The remaining 180 tickets will be awarded at league events such as fan forums, youth football clinics, and through social media and other channels, the NFL says.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s comments on the initiative make me actually not hate him for 30 seconds.
“We know that Super Bowl tickets are out of reach for most people.”
“Some of these tickets will be given to fans identified by our clubs as exemplifying the heart of their team spirit. Some will go to outstanding youth football coaches and community heroes. And others will recognize our most creative fans — at tailgates, in our stadiums and watching at home — who put on their face paint and jerseys, their Cheeseheads and Viking helmets, and support our teams through thick and thin.”
Looks like I need to weasel my way into a local youth football camp.
Get off the tracks when the train’s coming through, kid.
[h/t Washington Post]