Broncos P Britton Colquitt Has to Spend $1,800 on Super Bowl Ticket for Newborn

Denver Broncos punter Britton Colquitt punts against the Baltimore Ravens during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)
Joe Mahoney/Associated Press
Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistFebruary 2, 2016

Some events and attractions grant kids younger than a certain age free admission.

As Denver Broncos punter Britton Colquitt recently learned, the Super Bowl is not one of them.

Colquitt was with the Broncos when they played the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII a couple of years ago. This time around, the veteran punter needed to add another person to his ticket list: his newborn daughter. 

It's going to cost him.

Colquitt last week told Cameron Wolfe of the Denver Post that he had to spend nearly $2,000 on a ticket for someone who won't be using her own seat:

There's no age limit to tickets. It's $1,800 for our week-old daughter we just had. It's kind of crazy. You won't remember, but I'm paying for it. It's not about the money because with the tickets you end up kind of forfeiting your Super Bowl check. It's about the medal I guess and the memories and putting your name in history forever.

That's a steep price, given the situation. But considering this is one of the biggest games of Colquitt's career, he's willing to shell out the cash.

If Colquitt gets the chance to hold his daughter on the field in a confetti storm after the game, the ticket will have been well worth the cost.

[Denver Post, h/t CBS Sports]

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