Planning a road trip to see you favorite NFL team in action? With a little online research, you can insure you get the best bang for your buck.
Step One: Finding tickets
The safest bet for finding tickets is to visit the team website. If you plan your trip early enough, you can obtain single-game tickets as soon as they go on sale. NFL Schedules are generally released in April, so watch your team website for ticket availability in the months thereafter. For sold out and high demand games, online ticket brokers are one option… but prepare to pay premium prices. Also keep in mind that scalping laws vary from state to state, so buyer beware.
Step Two: Where to stay?
Finding the right hotel for your NFL trip is key to how enjoyable your weekend will be. Again, do some online research and find out what hotels are available adjacent to the stadium. Read reviews of each hotel — you’re certainly not the first person to use these hotels when attending an NFL game. Well known chains are the lowest risk hotels… but quality can vary so check them out first online. Some stadiums are not located in the best of neighborhoods, so sometimes the best choice is further away from the stadium.
Step Three: Gameday
If you plan on partaking in the NFL tailgating experience, keep in mind that sometimes you may have a few too many to drink… and driving afterward would be a dangerous idea. If you can find a nice hotel within walking distance to the stadium, that’s an ideal setup. Even if you don’t drink, a walking-distance hotel can reduce the traffic and parking stress that comes with any large event… allowing you to focus on why you made such a trip: The fun and excitement of a Live NFL game!