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Want to go to Super Bowl XLVIII? You can buy a VIP experience for $19,000

Frank Schwab
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The Super Bowl is the premier sporting event in America, and this year's Super Bowl will be unique because of it will be played outside in the shadow of New York City.

But is attending Super Bowl XLVIII worth $19,000? The Las Vegas-based company Fandeavor thinks so.

For just $18,989 per person, you can get an "ultra luxury experience" for this season's championship game, according to a story in The Star-Ledger.

And what does that modest price get you?

A luxury car ride to the game. Accommodations at the Four Seasons Hotel in Manhattan. Access to the Maxim party the night before the game and the official pregame party the day of the Super Bowl. And, of course, a ticket to the game.

No, you don't get to take snaps from under center in the first quarter or hand the winning coach the Lombardi Trophy. Without that, no football game seems worth $19,000 to attend, but to each their own.

"The response from customers has been pretty incredible," Fandeavor CEO Tom Ellingson told The Star-Ledger.

Many companies offer these five-figure packages, as The Star-Ledger wrote. Some provide bonuses like a lunch with an NFL legend in addition to other perks. The NFL has its own official packages that start at $3,099 and go up to $5,399 for the best seats according to The Star-Ledger. The 300-level tickets alone at MetLife Stadium for the game are priced by the NFL at $800, $1,000 or $1,200, The Star-Ledger said. Some tickets are more than double the price of similar seats for the Super Bowl in New Orleans last season.

So this year's big game, which might be chilly, will be expensive. Depending on how many VIP extras you want to add on, it could get really, really expensive.

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