Theatre too expensive? Ask a sports fan

Many of us crave the excitement and immediacy that comes from a really memorable live experience. Sports fans dream of making the pilgrimage to a World Series game, an NBA final series, a Stanley Cup game, a championship boxing match, or most hallowed of all, football’s Super Bowl.

While I actually do love seeing talented athletes in a professional game, I also love seeing talented performers in a special play or musical. So how to decide where to apply my limited entertainment budget?

1 Premium Stadium Ticket           1 Premium Weekend Evening Orchestra Seat
                       = $2600                     for 39 Main Stage Plays & Musicals = $2,567sports3


Steven McKnight About Steven McKnight

Steven McKnight is a recovering lawyer who now works in a lobbying firm and enjoys the drama of political theatre on both sides of the aisle. He admires authors, actors, athletes, teachers, and chefs, and has dabbled in all of those roles with mixed (and occasionally hilarious) results.


  1. You had me with your title–here’s how to enjoy live entertainment on a budget. Tough choices ahead, particularly for a sports fan–I’m not aware of “pay what you can” games, as there are previews and pay-what-you-can tickets for plays, and even free invited dress rehearsals in some places.
    But then–the premium ticket is off-putting. I don’t have two thou to drop on a sports game. Would love to see an intelligent, specific discussion on how to spend, say, 200 dollars. Or which theater gives you “more” for a subscription than another? Happy sports and theater-going, Wendy



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