You’re a New Yorker going to Super Bowl LVI, and you want the best seats money can buy for the big game in Los Angeles on Feb. 13, 2022.
Well, unsurprisingly, aside from lodging and airfare, it’s going to cost you.
SeatGeek, for example, has four VIP ticketing options available at the 50-yard line, ranging from $32,000 to $36,000 per seat.
A steep price to pay for some memories that could be priceless (or nightmarishly forgettable, depending on the game’s outcome). But what could that money buy you in New York? Glad you asked. At PlayNY, we put that question into perspective based on the median range of $34,000.
One large pizza a day for over three years from Joe’s ($28)
We’re not here for a pizza debate. We’d be here forever. But Joe’s on Carmine St. in the West Village is pretty much as New York pizza as New York pizza gets. It gets the nod here. We’d also highly recommend Di Fara and Lucali in Brooklyn, among others. This will truly put to the test if 1,214 large pizzas is too much pizza. (It’s not, though.)
10 season tickets to New York Giants ($2,950)
Settle in at the lower level of MetLife Stadium near the 30-yard line. At least for a year, covering the initial installment of $600 and first annual payment of $2,350, paid over four years. For one year, though, you’re covered — with a little extra change for a hot dog and a drink. And probably only a hot dog and a drink. We know how concessions are, right?
600 folding tables from Walmart ($55 each)
The Buffalo Bills have been pretty decent these past few years. Perhaps soon, the franchise is due to finally pull through with that ever-elusive Super Bowl win. Good news, Bills Mafia: For the cost of that Super Bowl ticket, you can stock up on enough folding tables and do what Bills Mafia does.
Private 4-hour yacht rental for you and 549 friends – twice ($12,000 each)
That’s right, gather up all of your 549 friends (or just you and a selected few) and throw an 8-hour bash on the water around New York City with Empire Cruises. The rental comes complete with a captain and crew, audio and video systems, as well as four cash bars. Splurge some of that leftover cash on fine dining (or heaps of chicken wings), and you’ve got one heckuva day planned.
1 Month’s Rent at 157 West 57th St. ($35,000)
This 2,145-square foot condo listing comes via Street Easy, and features two beds, 2.5 baths and Central Park views. This could probably pay your entire mortgage for a year (if not two) elsewhere in the country, but it won’t be as exciting.
A 2022 Audi A3 ($33,900)
If you don’t want to take public transportation and try your luck at street parking — or paying for a garage — this base model could be fun and/or really stressful to weave around town.
Happy hour for 1,000 of your closest friends at PDT ($16 each)
It’s possible the prices have gone up, but this is what a quick search revealed. Full disclosure: Capacity is limited at PDT, so it might be more accurate to say that about 20 of you at a time could convene for beverages spread out over 50 days. Speakeasies are pretty cool, and this East Village hideaway of the most famous of the bunch. Just go into Crif Dogs, and enter the phone booth. You can figure it out from there.
3,782 I <3 NY t-Shirts ($8.99)
Do people still wear these?
Maybe you can. Once a day for over 10 years. Or, save that money. Buy a Super Bowl ticket, if you wish. Or just wait for New York betting apps to launch in early 2022, and potentially cash in on Super Bowl betting from the comfort of your NY home.