Have you ever dreamed of seeing the Super Bowl in person? Rise and Shine. It's time to wake up from your sleep, because I want you to start taking steps to turn that dream into reality. And this does not mean auctioning a limb or mortgaging your home to buy tickets from a broker !!
Instead, I'll show you how to buy a pair of tickets directly from the National Football League. Did you know that the NFL has a process to distribute a limited number of Super Bowl tickets to fans every year? If you're like most people, you weren't completely aware of it, but it's true.
Some people call it the Super Bowl ticket lottery, but it's not a lottery itself. There is no cost to participate and nothing is won if the name is chosen.
The Super Bowl ticket draw could be a more accurate description, but even that makes it seem like you'll win a free prize. It is not so, but this does not mean that you do not want your name to be chosen.
Unfortunately, in an attempt to keep the number of entries low, and therefore the best odds, the NFL does not promote this design. In fact, you have to seriously look for the official NFL site to find this information, but it's there if you know where to look.
But you don't have to worry about it now. I'll tell you everything you need to know. Every year, the NFL accepts requests for a random design. Those lucky enough to be chosen have the right to buy a pair of Super Bowl tickets for a nominal value of around $ 600 each.
Now it might not seem like a great prize, but if you consider that these tickets are sold regularly for thousands of dollars, these tickets are very cheap! Now you can understand why the NFL receives so many ticket requests every year.
As you can see, buying directly from the NFL means getting cheap tickets, but it has an additional advantage. You will also have the certainty that your tickets are authentic. With a demand that far exceeds the offer, the Super Bowl counterfeit tickets are a real problem for football fans around the world, so the greater peace of mind makes this award even more valuable.
This is the good news. Now for bad news.
The NFL only distributes 1,000 tickets through this "lottery" despite receiving nearly 50,000 requests each year. There are 500 pairs of tickets for 50,000 people! Obviously, simply sending a request does not guarantee that your name will be chosen. Furthermore, these are not seats chosen by any part of the imagination, unless you have an idea of the seats chosen are the upper deck or the terminal areas.
Now let's be honest here. For most football fans, the places in the end zone are simply dandy. Heck, the NFL could probably sell 10,000 SRO seats if they wanted to, so seat positions for something BIG like the Super Bowl don't matter.
As for the odds of winning, let's put it in perspective. Millions of people play the lottery every day despite the overwhelming odds of winning. For example, the odds of winning the Powerball lottery top prize are 1 in 146,107.962. It's one in a hundred and forty-six million! On the contrary, the odds of the NFL choosing your name are about 1 in 100. Doesn't it seem so bad now? Surely you won't win a hundred million dollars, but getting cheap Super Bowl tickets may seem like this if your team gets the BIG game.
So how can you take this great opportunity? Get ready. Here it comes!!!!
Here are the "official" requirements, but be careful, the NFL applies them very strictly, so don't risk it. You will not want your membership to be ignored because you have not followed these simple guidelines.
Step 1 – Write a letter to the NFL requesting two tickets for the Super Bowl in question. Include your name, address and phone number. I advise you to type or print this information to make sure everything is readable.
Step 2 – Address an envelope n. 10 to:
Random Super Bowl design,
Post office box 49140
Strongsville, OH 44149-0140
(I've seen several different addresses for this design, but this is the one listed with the NFL)
Step 3 – Send it away certified or registered the mail. Very important – The NFL only accepts these requests between February 1 and June 1 of the year before the game you would like to see, so they will accept requests for Super Bowl XLII, which will be played February 3, 2008 in Glendale, Arizona as of February 1, 2007. As you can see, advance planning is essential for getting cheap Super Bowl tickets. Also, note that the NFL only accepts one entry per address / household; all duplicate entries will be ignored.
Step 4 – Pray for the NFL to choose your name. The NFL will notify you by mail in October or November if you are one of the lucky 500. You will receive a valuable piece of mail with instructions on how and when to pay for tickets. Remember, you will only pay face value for them! Whoo-hoooooo.
Once the payments have been agreed, the tickets will arrive between December and January.
That's all there is to it.
Since the guidelines are so important, let's review them once again. Your request must:
- include a written request for two Super Bowl tickets
- include your full name, address and phone number
- be sent by registered or registered mail, without exception
- be received between February 1 and June 1 of the previous year