Britton Colquitt learned an important lesson this week: Everyone — and that means everyone — needs a ticket to get into the Super Bowl.
The Denver Broncos punter’s wife brought a baby girl into the world days before the AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots, and when his family goes to Levi’s Stadium for Super Bowl 50, their newborn will be there, too. And she’ll be getting in with her own $1,800 ticket.
“There’s no age limit to tickets,” Colquitt told The Denver Post’s Cameron Wolfe. “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.”
Colquitt used his entire 15-ticket allotment, meaning he dropped $27,000 on tickets for his family members. The punter couldn’t stand the thought of his daughter not being there.
“If we win and my wife and two kids are there, but she’s not, how do I explain that to her?” Colquitt told CBSSports.com on Monday. “In the pictures, if we win, I’d like her to be in it.”
Of course, rules are rules, but it’s a pretty ridiculous policy considering infants can’t even sit in their own seats. Not to mention, if Colquitt decided not to pay for his daughter, that means his wife wouldn’t be able to go either.
“My wife’s breast-feeding and the baby needs her more than anything and my wife doesn’t want to miss the game,” Colquitt said. “Our family’s going to be there (for help).”
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