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Old 08-18-2004, 01:24 AM   #1
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Default Please Help...need Opinions On Raiders Tix Again!

Thanks to all for your help.

I attempt to buy Raiders tix today (Oct. 17 vs. Broncos)
Section 142, Row 36. $290
50 yd line

Salesperson says, Section 142 at Networks Coliseum is the visitors side...

He recommends I buy, Section 117, Row 24, 40-50 yd line.
$550
Raiders side

What should I do?

Is it worth it to spend that much money for tix that are not on the exact 50 yd line? My dad always said "I would sell my soul for the 50 yd line."

I'm confused and I need to make a decision asap. His bday is very soon.

Thank you.

btw, if anyone knows a site where I can get tix at the 50, Raiders side, pls tell me.
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Old 08-18-2004, 08:51 AM   #2
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Ouch. That's a huge difference in price.

I have sat in three places for a football game:
1. The end zone. It sucks unless you're way up, and can see the whole field. But, there's still some depth at the other end of the field that disappears into the horizon.
2. The 30-yard line, about fifteen rows off the sideline. It was cool to see the players closer up than ever before, and to watch the goings-on on the sideline (injuries, onfield coaching, etc.), but depth at the other end was a problem, and stuff on the near sideline disappeared from the crowd of players and coaches standing on the sideline.
3. The press box. Wow. That was crazy. I didn't enjoy it as much as I wish I had. But, again, wow.

The press box is usually pretty high up, generally in the center of the stadium (one 40 to the other 40). I'm not familiar with Network Associates Coliseum particulars, but I have this general advice:
I figure either way, he's gonna love it. It's the Broncos. The crowd will be vicious on either side. The salesperson is just trying to grab some cash from you, it seems to me. Of course, the Black Hole is a place of some mystique.
I would go cheaper... but, I'm something of a cheapskate.
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Old 08-18-2004, 10:05 PM   #3
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Patricia, a sponsor of SC, http://www.showmetickets.com, might be of help to you if you are looking for tickets. Otherwise, I assume you have looked at Ticketmaster.com? They spam the heck out of your e-mail, though, so be forewarned. There are tons of ticket brokers out there.
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Old 08-19-2004, 05:46 PM   #4
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I may be wrong on this Patricia, but i seriously doubt there will be too many Bronco fans at the game. I'd go w/the cheaper seats, but 1st I'd go w/Marc's suggestion and try to get him some tix somewhere else.
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