Who had it, how much it cost
Liz Foster and her husband Bill spent a ton of money getting the best seats at State Farm Stadium for the 2023 Super Bowl on February 12th.
How much? Liz didn’t want to say exactly.
She hemmed and hawed – “about 30,” she finally said, laughing.
How about $30,000? Yes, confirmed her embarrassed nod of approval.
Hahahaha. how much is something No dice. She didn’t say.
Well, sure, they paid a lot, but at least they can see their favorite team play, right?
They’re fans of the Cincinnati Bengals — no less from Cincinnati. You know the Bengals – they’re the team that beat the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship to get to the Super Bowl, where they played the Philadelphia Eagles.
“I know,” Liz Foster said. “I’m very upset.”
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Not The upset The two looked pretty happy.
“We have a lot of fun!” said Liz.
And she had a backup plan.
“I’m here for Rihanna,” she said, laughing again.
But it wasn’t just a halftime show with a football game on the side. Bill wore a Chiefs jersey – No. 8, Carlos Dunlap. A former Bengal, he’s friends with the Fosters, Liz said. So that’s at least something.
Liz wore a generic football shirt style jersey that didn’t mention any team, although it was suspiciously green.
“I hope nobody thinks I’m here for the Eagles,” Liz said.
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This top seat deal dates back to the 1996 Super Bowl in Tempe
That goes way back, my conversation with the person with the best seat at the Super Bowl or other big games in Arizona. When the Dallas Cowboys defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1996, I stood in the front row at the 50-yard line and waited for the ticket holder to arrive. If they did, I would interview them.
They never showed up.
At the 1999 Fiesta Bowl, the national championship between Florida State and Tennessee, a long-haired fellow appeared for the seat. WHO?
“Dude, I’m the lead singer of the rock band Creed.”
Yes, Scott Stapp, who obviously felt the need to describe the genre his band belongs to.
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During the 2008 Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants, a guy left his pregnant wife at home and spent thousands more than he promised on what he thought was history (the Patriots left undefeated in the tournament). I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone try so hard not to cry when the Patriots lost.
I always wondered what happened when he came home.
For the 2015 Super Bowl between the Patriots and Seattle Seahawks, the lucky winner of the top spot lacked interest — he didn’t care who won — he made up for it by getting a good deal.
He didn’t pay a dime for the ticket. A friend gave it to him.
No matter where the Super Bowl is, the Fosters will be there for the Bengals
Not so the Fosters. They bought their tickets ahead of the AFC championship.
“We were just hoping the Bengals would be here, so we planned ahead,” Liz said. “We spread a good mood”
Still no regrets, said Liz. They went to the Super Bowl last year and watched the Bengals lose to the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. And when the Bengals play in the Super Bowl next year, count the Fosters in there.
“If the Bengals were here, they would be priceless,” Foster said. “So it’s worth it.
“And like I said, it’s a Rihanna concert.”
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