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Round trip airfare from New York City: $2,200. Three nights at the local Holiday Inn: $4,500. Two tickets for the Super Bowl in the absolute furthest corner of the Superdome’s upper deck: $5,500. Getting to see the big game in person: Priceless.

Wait, no. It’s not priceless at all. The absolute minimum it will cost you to attend this year’s Super Bowl is $12,200 and that doesn’t account for parking, eating, etc. Heck, even the taxes for all this will be about the price of a round trip flight to Europe. Check it out for yourself on StubHub and Expedia.

The cost of attending the Super Bowl, or just any NFL game for that matter, has become astronomical. Instead of spending $12,200 attending the big game go out and do the fiscally responsible thing. Hit Best Buy for the latest Sharp AQUOS 70″ flat screen ($1,699.99), a Bose CineMate Series II Digital Home Theater Speaker System ($539.99), a Abbyson Living Signature Italian Leather 3-piece Sofa Set ($1,871.00) and $1,000 worth of Oscar Mayer Carving Board Pulled Pork, additional food and a full open bar. Bring it all together and throw an epic Super Bowl party for 50 friends.

Once it’s all over you’ll still have roughly $7,000 left over that can put put towards your kid’s college tuition, you’ll have seen all the commercials everyone is talking about and you won’t have to worry about taking the 5:20 am Monday morning flight home that connects in Charlotte, NC.

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