What to Expect in New Orleans for the Super Bowl

January 29, 2013 by

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This year, the 47th Super Bowl takes place in New Orleans, LA at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. New Orleans is already a hot destination, so if you’re lucky enough to be heading there for the Super Bowl celebrations on the weekend of February 3, there is one thing you can expect.

It will cost you more to get there, stay there, and eat there during this king of all sports events.

Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines has added flights to New Orleans

Airfare to New Orleans

Airfare is really high to New Orleans for the February 3 game, and right now price isn’t the biggest issue. It’s availability. Many airlines have announced added flights to New Orleans, but seats are going fast and many return flights are already sold out.

Flights with connections for February 1 and returning February 4 from San Francisco to New Orleans are running around $1,430. This gives you an idea of what to expect.

If you can stay until later in the week, and postpone your return trip home, you should be able to knock some off the price. Another way to bring down the cost of your ticket is to fly into a nearby airport other than New Orleans. For instance get a flight into Baton Rouge which is about an hour away and costs less.

Getting Into the Super Bowl

If you plan to go to New Orleans in hopes of getting into the game, you can expect to shell out plenty of hard earned cash. 2013 Super Bowl tickets selling on are currently ranging between $2,400 – $6,000 for one ticket.

If you’re willing to risk waiting for ticket, many times the price comes down closer to the game, but you also risk not getting into the game at all.

Super Dome

Accommodations Will Be Pricy

Like the tickets to the game, hotel prices will be up, too. That’s the way of supply and demand and currently the NFL has 90% of rooms blocked. That leaves a high demand with little supply.

According to the average per-night rate for Super Bowl weekend is $394 per night! For those bypassing the hotels by renting a house, the rental homes are also booking up fast with an average $1,200 fee for the game-day weekend. 

Going to the Super Bowl is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many. Hopefully, if you plan well, it won’t be something you’ll be paying off for the rest of your life. 

Photo credits: David Reber’s Hammer Photography, Atomic Tacoskiff24601

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