Are you worried that when sporting events come around you’re always too broke? Here are some amazing ways to spare some extra cash.
Networking For Tickets
Out of all your friends and acquaintances, you’re likely to find a few that hold season tickets. Even better, your friends might now someone who holds season tickets to these college or professional sports events. So if you want to save a little money on your tickets ask your friends and family and find if any of them holds season tickets. If so, you can inquire if there are games they don’t plan to attend of which you can request their ticket at a discounted price.
It’s very hard to find parking on the game day, or if you do it might be very expensive depending on how close to the stadium it will be. Therefore, you can instantly cut these costs by using public transport. You can either take a train, bus, subway or light rail to the game and save the extra cost of parking or paying gas. If you live very close to the stadium, you can choose to walk, ride your bike or take a cab and save money.
Avoid Buying Food At The Stadium
You should expect that any food sold at the stadium should be very expensive. For instance, in the 2014 Mets baseball game, the average cost of a simple hot dog was $6.25. Beverages such as beers are also likely to be very expensive. For instance, at the Cowboy’s stadium a simple beer goes for $8.
Therefore, don’t eat any food sold at the stadium and save money by eating at home or bringing your snacks. Of course, you should make sure that the stadium allows people to bring their snacks or containers. You can also choose to tailgate at the game is also a good way to save money on food.
Don’t Buy Any Merchandise At The Stadium
Just like food and beverages, merchandise sold at the stadium can also be very expensive. Therefore, if you need the team’s hats, t-shirts, mugs, posters or sweatshirts, you should visit the local sporting goods store or shop around online and save more money.
Avoid The Big Rivalry Games
You’re likely to be charged more for your ticket if there are two big rival teams in town for the game. Therefore, you can choose to stay home (or go camping) for those games or save money by picking less popular games to attend. They are still enjoyable and exciting, but you will save some extra money.
Get A Job At The Stadium As A Volunteer
If the stadium offers jobs or volunteer opportunities, you should jump into that. This is the best way to watch your games for free. Even better, you will be helping the community as well as your favorite team.
If these opportunities don’t allow you to save any money, you can always watch the game from your home. It’s practically the best seat in the house, and you can enjoy spending some time with your family. Use these amazing money-saving tips to avoid overspending at any professional or college sporting events.