The Price Is Right
Money can't buy you love, but it can buy you a ticket at the Oklahoma City Thunder v. Miami Heat basketball game tomorrow night for the right price. Ticket sales are on the rise at the Chesapeake Energy Arena; from front row seats being over $3,500 dollars, to the 'nose bleed' seats for $300 dollars. I dare ask the question, what could you do with that money if you didn't spend it on the game?
If you are feeling ambitious, and you want to see what the world is like "Across the Pond", you can catch a quick flight (there and back) to London, England using Kayak.com for the great low price of $1,080. You're probably going to need a place to stay in 'The Big Smoke' so a three night stay at The Kensington Court Hotel in Notting Hill will only cost you a messily $426. And let's say you're feeling a bit touristy and you want to check out where the Queen's Jubilee took place (Buckingham Palace) you can get a ticket for only $45 dollars. If things start to get fishy, go to the London Aquarium and snorkel with the sharks for $155. For the last $1800 dollars lets splurge, shall we?
The London Olympics are right around the corner and you may want to go to three of the most popular events per audience size; Basketball Finals, Swimming Finals and Table Tennis Finals. If you want to watch a trio of greatness; Lebron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant play on the same team and in the finals none the less, it will cost you $233. If you want to watch Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps raise the gold medals in the Aquatic Center it will cost you $371. And if you want to watch a game where fortunes are won and lost, go to the finals of the Table Tennis Championship match for $155. If you play your cards right and save a little bit of money, you could make it to Euro Cup 2012.
Euro Cup tickets, featuring the best and most attractive teams in the world, could easily be at your finger tips. A train ride from London to Kyiv, Ukraine and back would cost you $170. A ticket to the Euro Cup final between Germany and Spain at the Olympic Stadium will cost you your left foot! I'm only exaggerating, it will be $600, but it might as well be your left foot.
This would make your combine purchase reach $3,235. It looks as if you still have $265 left in your wallet, so you better buy your dad something awesome for Father's day this weekend, like New York Yankees tickets. This just shows you could get a lot of bang for your buck.
But for the people who are seeing the Thunder v. Heat basketball game, they are going to a game that could potentially be the biggest game in both franchises histories, thus making their ticket: Priceless.
The game begins Tuesday at 9 P.M. on ABC.