Category: Sports

NFL on a Budget – Four Tips to Minimize Your Expenses

NFL in the U.S. is big business. The New England Patriots, the leagues second most profitable team, boasts the most expensive ticket in football — $118 on average for general seating — and according to Team Marketing Report, in 2008 it cost a family of four approximately $600 to attend a game at Gillette Stadium. With prices like this, many NFL fans find themselves unable to support their team by attending a game and enjoying the experience of live gridiron action. However, with early planning and savvy thinking, even someone on the smallest of budgets can enjoy at least one live NFL game per year.

1. See a preseason game. Many season ticket holders sell their preseason tickets for almost half of face value on discount ticket sites and Craigslist.

2. Ride with a

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Savings.com: Begin the Equine – Are Equestrian Sports Only for the Upper Class?

Other than coverage of the Triple Crown horse racing–the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes–equestrian sports are largely absent the media coverage that other sports receive. The American equine industry, however, is a vastly diverse and economically productive business. According to the American Horse Council Foundation’s 2005 economic study, the horse industry generates 1.4 million full-time jobs in the U.S. and pays $1.9 billion in taxes. Additionally, there are horses in every state and forty-five states have at least 20,000 horses each.

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