The Super Bowl, one of the largest sporting events in the country each year, is a huge event. While many Americans watch the game with their loved ones or friends, some avid football fans attend the big game in person.
Not only is it large in terms of viewership, but also in terms of betting. Sportsbooks post NFL odds with high expectations on the return, and they’re rarely disappointed. This year, following the growth of legal sports betting in the U.S., even more betting is expected.
One of the biggest thrills is being able to watch the Super Bowl live. Super Bowl LVII will be held in Los Angeles at SoFi Stadium on February 13, and there are plenty of ways to travel to the game on a budget.
Flying to Watch the Super Bowl In Person
Southern California is home to many airports. Unfortunately, there are airports further away than SoFi Stadium Inglewood. They may still be viable options, depending on the routing, pricing, or availability of awards.
Around Los Angeles, there are several airports. The biggest is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), just four miles away from the stadium. Long Beach Airport (LGB) is located 21 miles away. Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) is a little further away, at 30 miles.
There are two other options if none of these works. John Wayne Airport (SNA) is 42 miles away. Ontario International Airport (ONT) is 53 miles away.
LAX, the largest airport within the region, offers the most flight options. Bethany Walsh of BougieMiles.com, a travel expert, states that smaller airports could offer lower prices and better routes depending on where they are located. They also have less congestion which can reduce stress and make flying easier.
Check Your Miles
Southwest offers nonstop flights from 28 cities to LAX, as well as Nashville. Prices for flights vary depending on the day and the route. You could, for example, book round-trip flights between Phoenix and Los Angeles for as low as 8,000 points during Super Bowl weekend. The flight departs on Friday, February 11, and returns on Monday, February 14.
You might consider turning Super Bowl week into Super Bowl weekend if Delta is your preferred airline. According to SkyMiles’ search, the cheapest flights from Atlanta to Los Angeles were on Wednesday, February 9, and Wednesday, February 16, respectively.
Round-trip travel from Boston to Los Angeles would cost you approximately 30,000 miles on United from Friday to Monday. Southwest offers the best choice for travelers. Nonstop flights to LGB are available from California cities such as San Jose, Oakland and Sacramento to further east destinations like Chicago, St. Louis, and Houston.
Southwest flight prices vary depending on when you travel and where you are departing from. You can find flights from Chicago to LGB starting at 3,458 points on Thursday, February 10 and returning on Tuesday, February 15, at 2,686 points. The Southwest Low Fare Calendar is a great way to find the lowest airfares for travelers with flexible schedules.
Super Bowl LVII Lineup Announced
Super Bowl LVII has an interesting lineup this year. Pepsi Roc Nation will provide entertainment for the halftime audience with performances by Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar and Mary J. Blige.
Lowe’s will host an NFL Experience at Los Angeles Convention Center for the week leading to the game. There, fans can meet current or former football players, compete in a 40-yard sprint against NFL players, as well see both the Vince Lombardi Cup and all 55 Super Bowl rings.
Los Angeles has many exclusive, star-studded events. Maxim will host the 1980s-themed Electric Nights Party on the night of the AFC and NFC champions. Curtis Jackson hosted the party. Earlier in the same day, the NFL & GENYOUth will host Taste of the NFL.
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Despite COVID-19 issues, the NFL survived its regular season. The playoffs still need to make their appearance before the Super Bowl teams are known, but the big day is approaching quickly. For some, it’s still not too late to see the game in person.