• 12th Man prepares for expensive trip to New Jersey

    By: Natasha Chen


    SEATTLE - The moment the Seahawks won the NFC Championship, fans were already making plans to spend big money to get to the Super Bowl.

    After Sunday’s game, tickets to Super Bowl XLVIII on NFL Ticket Exchange ranged from about $2,700 to $25,000.

    The cheapest hotel and airfare packages on Hotwire were listed at about $800 per person.

    “We’ve gone online, we’ve looked at tickets, we haven’t decided yet if we’re going to stay home, or if we’re going to be in New Jersey,” said Marnie Pickett, who’s been a season ticketholder for 14 years.

    Others were prepared long ago. Jennifer Eels bought her hotel and flight two months ago.

    “I knew we were going to the Super Bowl!” she said.

    Eels is prepared to spend $4,000 per ticket. Stephanie Hill has her own spending cap in mind.

    “I’m ready to go to New Jersey. I’m ready. I mean, I’m going to go on eBay. I’m going to go on Craigslist. I’m ready to go. To me, this is a one-time thing,” Hill said.

    Fans also have a chance to win a trip to the Super Bowl by buying a $10 lottery ticket between Monday, Jan. 20 and Wednesday, Jan. 22 at any Safeway or Safeway Fuel Center in Washington State.

    They’ll receive a mail-in voucher for a chance to win two tickets to the game on Sunday, Feb. 2, airfare for two, a hotel stay and a $500 VISA gift card.

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