We don’t know who’s even playing in the Super Bowl yet, but Indianapolis (not a huge jet-set destination in February) is set to be jam-packed with sports fans for the weekend of Feb. 5. And if you think that flights and hotel rooms are hard to come by (or are incredibly pricey) at this late stage, you’re right. We scoured the Internet for hotel rooms and flights left for the last-minute fans among you, to no avail.
But then we found four packages perfect for anyone who has saved their pennies and doesn’t mind going big rather than staying home this year. And they’re still available.
NFL On Location is an official Super Bowl package provider that offers premium seats, gift bags, prime parking access, hotel stays, and an “exclusive postgame on-field experience.” Each package level (Red, City View, Blue, and White) comes with different levels of hospitality, seating, luxury, and price tags.
The Blue package ($4,199 and up for single occupancy; $3,349 and up for double) gets you seating in the upper bowl, a four-night hotel stay, a $50 in-stadium coupon, and an “exclusive gameday experience.” The hotels on offer for this package include the Courtyard by Marriott, Hampton Inn, and Holiday Inn. (And if you think spending more than $4,000 to stay in a Hampton Inn seems extreme, just try getting a reservation for less on your own.)
The White package ($5,599 and up for single occupancy; $4,499 and up for double) gets you endzone or mid-level corner seats, a four-night hotel stay, $100 in-stadium coupon, and another “exclusive gameday experience.” The White package’s hotel options are the Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites, and the Fairfield Inn & Suites.
The Red package ($7,499 and up for single occupancy; $6,099 and up for double) gets you sideline, Premium Club, or corner seating with a four-night hotel stay, and game day experiences like player appearances, full food and top-shelf bar menus, a Super Bowl XLVI gift bag, access to the security entrance at the stadium, and the chance to walk on the field after the game. The hotels for this package include the Hyatt Place Indianapolis, Hilton Garden Inn, and the Country Inn & Suites. (Photo courtesy of Flickr/planetc1)
The City View package ($8,699 for single occupancy; $7,299 for double) gets you access to custom-built club seats just behind the north end zone along, with a four-night hotel stay, complimentary in-seat food and drink menus and waiter service, and that same on-field experience as the Red package. And finally, the hotels for this package include the Country Inn & Suites, the Fairfield Inn & Suites, the Holiday Inn Express, and the Hampton Inn.
We’ll be unveiling our city guide to Indianapolis in the coming days, so stay tuned for the best eats and drinks the city has to offer. Or if you decide against throwing down the big bucks for a last-minute Super Bowl package, we’ll also be posting some great game day recipes and party ideas!