Why Super Bowl XLII Tickets Will Dry Up in the Arizona Desert

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VIPsuperbowltickets.com has been preparing for this year's Super Bowl one year in advance. We have looked into our magic ball again this year and have forecasted higher Super Bowl ticket prices this year since the Super Bowl will be taking palce on the West Coast after a five year hiatus. So what is VIPsuperbowltickets.com doing differently this Super Bowl season? VIPsuperbowltickets.com has been bulking up our inventory of Super Bowl Tickets and acquiring choice Hotel properties now rather than take a wait-and-see approach in hopes that ticket prices will be less expensive as we get closer to the big game. Buy your Super Bowl tickets ASAP is this year's mantra.

Although we have the most affordable Super Bowl XLII Packages on earth, we increased our ticket and hotel package prices by about 17 percent in comparison to last year's game. Unfortunately, we have to predict the future

Super Bowl XLII's ticket market is shaping up eerily similar to last year's which featured the Indianapolis Colts versus the Chicago Bears in Miami, Florida. What exactly happened to Super Bowl ticket prices last year?

There was much excitement, especially, from Chicago that their Bears had finally made it to another Super Bowl. With hotel rooms readily available in Miami, Bears fans booked their airfare and hotel rooms and arrived in Miami in droves and waited and waited for Super Bowl ticket prices to fall.

Just days before Super Bowl XLI, ticket availability quickly dried-up in the secondary market as fans (mainly Bears fans) whom had already checked into their hotel rooms in Miami panicked. Prices went through the roof at $4,000 and up just days before the game.

Again this year fans will make the trip to the Arizona Desert without Super Bowl tickets in hand. "For good reason, we have been advising our clients for this Super Bowl to purchase their game tickets sooner than later," says VIPseats.com President Nick Giammusso.

VIPsuperbowltickets.com has a warning for those fans who want to wait last minute to buy Superbowl tickets and arrange their travel to Arizona. As the playoffs approach, corporate entertainment budgets are fueling Super Bowl fever in Phoenix. Even small companies expect to spend six figures bringing clients and top executives to the Feb. 3rd championship in University of Phoenix Stadium, prompting a scramble for tickets, hotels, hospitality and airfare.

You'd be wise to heed the advice of VIPsuperbowltickets.com and make your Superbowl ticket and travel reservations early. VIPsuperbowltickets.com has been heeding their own advice and scooping up any Super Bowl tickets they can get their hands on in anticipation of this increased demand. "Although we have the most affordable Super Bowl XLII Packages on earth, we increased our ticket and hotel package prices by about 17 percent in comparison to last year's game. Unfortunately, we have to predict the future," says Nick Giammusso President of VIPseats.com Here's why we're prognosticating that Super Bowl tickets will be drying up in the Arizona desert. It's Economics 101.

Let's start with Supply. "The Superbowl game of course will be played at University of Phoenix Stadium which has a seating capacity that will be expanded to 73,000 for this mega event. In comparison, last year's Superbowl, which was held at Dolphin Stadium in rainy Miami, had seating for 75,000. Using simple math, one can see that supply of Superbowl tickets will be approximately 2,000 (or 2.7 percent) less than last year's availability," says VIPseats.com President Nick Giammusso. Read on.            

Demand. This year's Super Bowl demand on tickets, hotels, hospitality and airfare can be described in three words: West Coast Factor. Event planners and ticket brokerage companies say Phoenix is whipping up more West coast Corporate demand for Super Bowl tickets than usual. It's been five years since the Super Bowl has been played out West. The last West Coast city to host a Super Bowl was San Diego way back in 2003.    

What may also further pressure supply this Super Bowl would be the increased demand should a big-market team make it with deep corporate roots, namely, Dallas, New York Giants, New England and Seattle, which are all alive in the 2008 NFL Playoffs this year. That's half of the remaining teams. Although Green Bay is considered a small market team, the Packers have a huge national fan base that travels well and the Brett Farvre story would most definitely spike demand.        

Some are holding out for a final read on Super Bowl XLII's demand -- a measure that won't be fully known until after Jan. 20, the last day of the NFL playoffs. Though most firms plot out their Super Bowl spending months in advance, some wait to see who will actually be playing.

"There are so many variables that affect Super Bowl ticket prices in the secondary market," says VIPseats.com President Nick Giammusso.

One such variable that cannot be ignored is the state of the US economy. As weakness in the housing market and weakness in the Dollar pushes the US economy towards recession will Super Bowl ticket buyers balk at ticket prices that will start at $3,200 per ticket and complete travel packages that run $4,000 and up?

"So far our pre-game Super Bowl tickets and Package sales are up 50 percent in comparison to last year, says Nick Giammusso. However, 75% percent of all our Super Bowl business is transacted after the two teams qualify just fourteen days before the game.    

VIP Seats, through its Super Bowl specific website, http://www.vipsuperbowltickets.com , 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 http://www.vipsuperbowltickets.com. VIP Seats also handles peripheral events and parties during Super Bowl week that are difficult to get access to. VIPsuperbowltickets.com 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.

About VIPsuperbowltickets.com
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. VIPsuperbowltickets.com 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 http://www.vipsuperbowltickets.com.

Nick Giammusso, President
5762 Main Street
Williamsville, NY 14221
Phone: 800-371-6323

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