Eagles fans arguably travel better than any fan base in professional sports. With the Eagles in the Super Bowl facing the Chiefs on Feb. 13, Birds fans will flock to Arizona.
Kudos to Eagles fans lucky enough to score a ticket into the Big Game, a truly once-in-a-lifetime event to attend. For those Eagles fans traveling to Arizona to escape the harsh northeast winter, here’s what you need to know about the game, area and who you might run into.
The Eagles’ last trip to Arizona was successful
The Eagles last trip to Arizona came earlier this season when the Eagles played the Cardinals in Week 5. The Birds escaped with a 23-20 win on Cameron Dicker’s go-ahead field goal late in the fourth quarter.
While the Eagles’ win to improve to 5-0 was the big headline, the other story was the absolute takeover by Eagles fans. Not only did Eagles fans dominate the stadium, they took over flights and the Greater Phoenix area.
An entire flight of Eagles fans en route to Arizona hopped on the loudspeaker on the plane to sing the Eagles fight song:
— Gayle Saunders (@EagleSessions) October 7, 2022
In bars and restaurants outside the stadium, there’s a sea of green. Not much red, if any, in sight:
— Eliot Shorr-Parks (@EliotShorrParks) October 9, 2022
When the Eagles clinched the win, it looked and sounded like Lincoln Financial Field:
— NFL (@NFL) October 9, 2022
Expect a lot of Eagles fans whether they have tickets or not.
Ticket prices for Super Bowl 57
As you’d expect, tickets for Super Bowl 57 are extremely expensive. The cheapest ticket in the stadium on Stubhub is going for $4,455 in section 451, 20th row. The prices only get steeper from there.
Tickets in the first level on either side of midfield are going for anywhere from $12,000 to $30,000.
Sitting in the first level in either corner is a little cheaper, with tickets ranging from $6,000 to $9,000.
Tickets in either endzone are going for $7,000 to $9,000.
Philly sports bars in Arizona
Bars and restaurants across Arizona are ready for the reputation Eagles fans have. Bob Mayo, General Manager of the Village Tavern in Scottsdale, is bracing for Eagles fans after posting this announcement:
Arizona restaurant owners are shook
(via rez_zergani / IG) pic.twitter.com/ZwaiQcGF34
— Jomboy Media (@JomboyMedia) January 31, 2023
It seems like, in a weird way, Mayo is still inviting Eagles fans. There are plenty of other places to watch the game in Arizona if you don’t have tickets to the game, too.
Philly’s Sports Bar prides itself on the five F’s: family, friends, football, fun and food. The Tempe, AZ bar is completely devoted to Eagles fans of all ages. They have 30 HDTV’s, an outdoor patio, food and drink specials and are even pet friendly.
Backyards is a bar in Scottsdale, AZ that’s “Home of Philadelphia Eagles Fan Club Watch Parties.” Tons of photos are posted of Eagles fans in the Scottsdale bar.
Jersey D’s Tavern is a sports bar in Chandler, AZ that is also pro Eagles.
If you want to get as close to the stadium as possible in Glendale, here are some sports bars nearby:
- Tailgaters Sports Bar
- Zipps Sports Grill
- Bigs Peoria – American Bar & Grill
- Jimbo’s Sports Bar & Grill
- Stinger’s Sports Bar & Grill
- Max’s Sports Bar
Tailgating and parking at State Farm Stadium for Super Bowl LVII
For those tailgating at State Farm Stadium, parking passes are distributed digitally and are on a first come, first serve basis.
Lots open four hours prior to kickoff and close one hour after the game ends. For oversized vehicles, Lot F opens four hours and 30 minutes prior to kickoff. Regular vehicles can use lots colored in orange, green, blue, pink, purple garage, black and yellow on the map.
Tailgating at the Great Lawn or controlled parking areas is permitted for those with tickets to the game.
Natural gas or propane grills are permitted, but charcoal, pellet grills or oil fryers are not.
More information can be found here.
Does Arizona have legal sports betting?
Don’t worry PA bettors, you can bet on the Super Bowl once you arrive in Arizona. If you’re going to the stadium, you can find a BetMGM Sportsbook at the north end of the Great Lawn.
BetMGM Sportsbook is a 17,000-square-foot venue that is a state-of-the-art sportsbook, that also features a sports bar and grill dining experience. Indoor and outdoor dining options are available.
Inside BetMGM Sportsbook is a 265-square-foot video wall and over 35 HD TVs. Five traditional sports betting windows are available, as well as 27 self-service betting kiosks.