Super Bowl LII travel will be expensive

If you have the urge to go to U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis for Super Bowl LII, you are going to need to invest heavily. The cost to follow the Eagles will increase as the week goes on and demand grows higher while the hotel and flight supply dwindles.

Face value for a ticket can run from $950 for upper deck to $5,000 for club seats. If you are not a season ticket holder and eligible for the Team Seat lottery; which allows season ticket holders a chance to purchase tickets, it is nearly impossible to find any for purchase anywhere but through ticket brokers and resellers.  Experts say that can run you six to eight times face value if you can even find them. estimated on Monday that ticket prices could go as high as eight times face value. TicketIQ had tickets listed for $4,764 while other services were selling tickets for well over $5,000.

Various travel services are offering packages that include both airfare and hotel and a ticket, or simply airfare and a ticket.  The Eagles themselves have partnered with Prime Sport to create packages that can included tickets and lodging and airfare.  Find those offers at Ticket-only packages are also listed there.

A number of different national and regional travel agencies are offering packages to get fans to Minneapolis for some part of Super Bowl week festivities.  With flights now averaging $1,200.00 a ticket and hotel rooms expected to top out at over $800.00 a night if available, any non-package travel will be expensive if not impossible as the week goes on.

One other travel option, if you can find a ticket, is Amtrak, which provides service from Philadelphia to St. Paul, Minnesota.  The trip takes 27 hours, and current prices show seats available for as low as $139.00 one way.

A random check of Airbnb showed single rooms available within 20 miles of the stadium for as low at $50.00.  Expect that price to rise as the game gets closer.