Each year, the Super Bowl is one of the world’s most exciting events. But with all of that excitement also comes a very high ticket price. The average cost of a ticket to the most recent Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons was over $4,000.
Well surprisingly, not everyone just has an extra $4,000 lying around to spend on the NFL’s biggest game of the year. Among this group of people that would rather spend their money on more important things like video games and Chinese food is a few young men that pulled off the unthinkable and snuck into the Super Bowl, ticket free.
It is unclear which is more astonishing. The fact that this group of average dudes were able to sneak into the game basically just by carrying a ladder or the fact that the security working the event had absolutely no idea what was going on.
Whether or not the claim these guys are making of sneaking into the game is actually true (still debatable), it is still going to ruffle some feathers for those who work within the NFL’s security department. Unfortunately, an event of such magnitude like the Super Bowl that has thousands of people in attendance seems like a prime target for a terrorist attack and the guys who snuck in just made it seem like anyone could get into the game for free if they are smart enough.
Now this is also not the first time a few guys have claimed to have snuck into the Super Bowl either.
A quick search on Google will bring up plenty more videos of people claiming to have snuck into the Super Bowl or another popular event such as the NBA Finals, the Grammys, or Coachella.
Of course the NFL is probably going to say that the proper measures will be taken to make sure something like this never happens again and blah, blah, blah. But it really has nothing to do with the league’s or the facility’s policies, it truly comes down to who is being hired to work at these events.
Until the NFL and other organizations take the security of their events seriously by hiring actual law enforcement professionals instead of the hundreds of mall cops enlisted to protect the thousands of people in attendance, instances like what happened at the most recent Super Bowl are going to continue to happen.
However, do not expect any legitimate actions to be taken by the league anytime soon as it would probably cost way more than the NFL would like to spend on something like this.
Besides, how does anyone expect league to survive by using a tiny slice of their billions dollar profit pie on something like their security department? Roger Goodell has to feed his family somehow, too, guys.