Superbowl XL Detroit- Why Acquiring Game Tickets And Arranging Travel Will Prove Challenging Even In The Cold

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Superbowl XL Myth: Detroit's cold winter weather will deter fans from attending Superbowl 2006.

It's true that Superbowl XL in Detroit, Michigan will mark one of only three times the Superbowl will be played in a Northern climate.    

Superbowl XL Myth: Detroit's cold winter weather will deter fans from attending Superbowl 2006.

The Superbowl is the biggest sporting event in North America and a little cold weather or snow will not change people's desire to attend this year's Superbowl on February 6, 2006. In fact, there are usual and unusual factors that could make acquiring Superbowl tickets and finding hotel rooms even more challenging this year. The Laws of Supply and Demand will definitely apply. It's Economics 101 really. has a warning for those fans who want to wait last minute to buy Superbowl tickets and arrange their travel to Detroit.

Let's start with Supply. "The Superbowl game of course will be played indoors at Ford Field which has a seating capacity of only 65,000. In comparison, last year's Superbowl, which was held at Alltel Stadium in sunny Jacksonville, had seating for 78,000+. Using simple math, one can see that supply of Superbowl tickets will be approximately 13,000 (or 17%) less than last year's availability," says Co-Founder and President Nick Giammusso.        

Demand. The City of Detroit was awarded Superbowl XL mainly because of three major NFL corporate sponsors: General Motors, Ford Motor Company and Daimler-Chrysler. There will be no shortage of Corporate travelers to the Motor City. The Detroit-Windsor area boasts four major Casino's that will certainly entertain the 100,000+ expected visitors to the area come Superbowl week.

The City of Detroit borders Ontario, Canada", says Nick Giammusso. The population of Ontario is 37.8% of Canada's total population. Canadians love their NFL football and travel very well. Plus, the exchange rate for Canadians is more favorable these days, so expect plenty of Canadians to make the short drive to Detroit via the Windsor Tunnel.

At press time, there are three teams still alive that could really spike demand for tickets and hotel rooms and create a huge headache in the secondary ticket market. With close proximity to the City of Detroit, should Pittsburgh, Indianapolis or Chicago make it, their fans have an easy drive of less than four hours.

With a decrease in supply of Superbowl tickets and the anticipated increase in demand, you'd be wise to heed the advice of and make your Superbowl ticket and travel reservations early. It's Economics 101.

VIP Seats, through its’ Super Bowl specific website,, is offering Tickets, Hotels and complete Travel Packages.        

Super Bowl Packages can include round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations, rental car, Onsite VIP Concierge Service and game ticket. Super Bowl Ticket & Travel Packages are available by calling 1-800-371-6323 or online at VIP Seats also handles peripheral events and parties during Super Bowl week that are difficult to get access to. can get tickets to the infamous Super Bowl Playboy Party, Maxim Party, Leigh Steinberg Party, Taste of the NFL and the NFL Pre/Post Game Tailgate Party.


A Williamsville, New York privately-held Ticket and Travel Company that specializes in providing sports, concerts and theatre tickets and/or entertainment travel packages to major ‘hard-to-get’ events. has provided its services to individuals, groups, corporations, travel agencies and concierge service companies worldwide through its website, telephone, e-mail, and live one-on-one chat. The company was founded by brother-and-sister Nick and Della Giammusso who started the company from the basement of their parents’ home in 1993. Before starting VIP Seats, Nick Giammusso was Director of Marketing and Ticket Sales for Prime Seats, Inc. a national ticket company that operated in the North East. Today, VIP Seats has established itself as a major player in the secondary ticket market and also that of the entertainment travel industry. For more information please visit

Nick Giammusso, President

5762 Main Street

Williamsville, NY 14221

Phone: 800-371-6323
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