Super Bowl 2011: Parking, Ticket Prices Inflated For Fans Traveling To Dallas

So you want to take in the experience of the Super Bowl, the NFL’s biggest game? Based on the sheer demand surround this year’s Packers-Steelers matchup, prices for everything Super Bowl have shot through the roof, pricing many out of the opportunity. From tickets to travel costs to parking, those heading to Dallas should expect to pay a premium, all for the chance to see their favorite team play for the championship.

Just to get into the building, fans are looking at spending an astronomical amount. On Stubhub, the average price of Super Bowl tickets has gone through the roof already, and will only rise ahead of the game.

Tickets for the 2011 Super Bowl are expensive. Very expensive. CNBC’s Darren Rovell reports that the average price on StubHub for a ticket to the game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers is averaging $3,678.

That’s just for a normal ticket. Prices for suites and tickets that include other amenities will cost fans into the tens, and even hundreds, of thousands.

So you bite the bullet and buy a ticket to the game. Once you get to Dallas, you’ll need to find parking somewhere near Cowboys Stadium. That could be a problem, however. One lot, a short hop away from the stadium, is charging $990 dollars. Getting further away, it will still cost drivers a pretty-penny, as well.

According to ParkWhiz.com, there is a spot available a tenth of a mile from Cowboys Stadium going for $990 at 908 North Collins at Ticketsource.com Parking. To be fair, you would have access to a restroom, on-site security and the ability to tailgate.

The other prices range from $550 at Ballpark Valero Event Parking, which also is a tenth of a mile away, to $55 at Five Georges Parking, a mile away near Six Flags

Ouch. If you’re headed to the Super Bowl, it may be wise to budget a year’s worth of salary for the event. Between parking, airfare, hotels and other accommodations, fans will undoubtedly leave the event much lighter in the pocket book.

Then again, watching your favorite team play in the Super Bowl is priceless, right?

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