We wrote about this for the newspaper of the Twin Cities print edition a few days ago, but it bears repeating: Oct. 3-6 is going to be a ridiculous time in local sports. Here is the rundown as well as a look at how much tickets are running for each event:
Oct. 3: Gophers vs. Wisconsin at TCF Bank Stadium: We found a pair of tickets in the end zone on eBay for $199, but there are several days left on the bid and we suspect it will climb. Another set of four, for instance, was offered for $770. Stubhub.com had a variety of choices — some single tickets, others in sets of two, three or four. The average price on that site seemed to be about $200 per ticket.
Oct. 4: Twins vs. Royals in the final game for the Twins at the Metrodome. To sit reasonably close requires about a $100 investment per ticket on eBay.
Oct. 5: Vikings vs. Packers on Monday night at the Metrodome. A pair of tickets in the upper deck behind the end zone goes for $499 on eBay. A set of four in the corner seven rows up from the field is $1,600. Another four closer to midfield: $2,250. So let’s say this game is going to cost you roughly $300 (at least).
Oct. 6: Wild vs. Ducks in the 2009-10 home opener at Xcel Energy Center. Offerings on eBay are mostly in the $125-175 per ticket range. Let’s settle into a compromise: $150.
If you could only pick one of these events to attend, which would it be? Is it worth $750 to attend all four games? In terms of price, which of the games is offering the best value to buyers on the resale market?