Like most of UFC fans that go to the local sports bar and watch the pay-per-views, I was excited to hear about the UFC partnering with Kerasotes theaters. For me though, I had a couple of questions regarding ticket prices and where they will be showing the event(I live in Minnesota, in case you were wondering).
Upon leaving a comment on their website, I was appalled by two pieces of information. First, the price of admission, now like most Americans, I am a little strapped for cash so going to the sports bar and spending $20 on food and beverage or even less I thought was justified.
Now by going to the Kerasotes theater and spending $20 for a seat not including getting popcorn and pop and other concessions where that will come out to at least another $15 to $20.
The second thing, Kerasotes was only going to show this event in one location where I live(again, in Minnesota). The event is going to be shown in Downtown Minneapolis. This would mean I would have to pay for parking which they are located by the Target Center and there is a parking ramp that is shared with First Avenue and other establishments. That would be $5 to $10 more.
With the ticket, concessions, and parking that comes out to a grand total of $40 to $50.
With doing some investigating and tallying it all up, your better off paying for the pay-per-view broadcast and enjoying it from your own home, or going to your local sports pub and watching it their.
I know the UFC is not about taking advantage of their fans but I know that movie theaters will do so.
So what do you really want, to spend $40 dollars in a movie theater with popcorn and pop. Or spend $20 on beer and wings or a burger. You be the