Teams on their way to Super Bowl XLV

January, 30, 2011

The Super Bowl is here and there are plenty of events going around North Texas, from the autograph sessions at NFL Experience in downtown Dallas to the various charity functions.

The two biggest events Monday concern the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers.

Mike Golic joins Ben and Skin to talk about the Super Bowl experience and what this next week is going to look like as we warm up for the final showdown of the season.

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The Steelers are scheduled to arrive at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport around 11:30 a.m. After that, coach Mike Tomlin and several other players, including former Cowboys tackle Flozell Adams, will conduct a news conference in Fort Worth.

Green Bay gets to town around 3:30 p.m. Coach Mike McCarthy, quarterback Aaron Rodgers and a few other players will hold a news conference later in the day in Irving.

Even though the game is a sellout, there are still tickets available from brokers. You could get on StubHub and purchase two tickets for $2,299 apiece. There are also Premium club seats that cost around $8,000.

Several ticket brokers are saying prices are steady but things should pick up this week when a bulk of the out-of-town fans arrive.

Need a hotel room? Good luck.

The Hilton Fort Worth downtown has no rooms available, yet the Hilton Arlington has rooms starting at $599 a night. And don't forget the tax.

The Marriott City Center in downtown Dallas has rooms starting at $799, but if you can't afford that, check out the Fairfield Inn Suites in Dallas for about $289.

Of course, you could rent somebody's house or apartment and have to kick out some huge sums of money.
Calvin Watkins covers the Houston Rockets and the NBA for He joined in September 2009. He's covered the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers as well as colleges, boxing and high school sports.



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