Posted: Jan 25, 2010 4:22 PM by Chris Nakamoto
Updated: Jan 25, 2010 5:22 PM
Travel agents in Baton Rouge spent the day fielding calls from dozens of excited "Who Dat" fans planning on heading to Miami for the Super Bowl.
At Malcolm Travel, Super Bowl packages are being offered to people who are ready to open up their wallets.
The cheapest package includes a three night hotel stay and a ticket to the game. It costs about $3,500 but doesn't include transportation. If you want to fly, you can plan on spending at least $4,500 for the package.
"This is going to sell out," Travel Agent Kathy Higginbotham said. "I don't know how much longer we will have access to those game tickets because it's first come, first serve."
Last night, the New Orleans Saints defeated the Minnesota Vikings, which earned them a spot in the Super Bowl. From the moment Malcolm Travel opened, the phones have been ringing off the hook.
"The first question is do you have tickets to the game with your packages," Higginbotham said.
Right now, there are a little more than one hundred packages available. However, agents are expecting them to sell out fast. Once packages are gone, they're gone because many of the travel agents have access to the same packages.
News 2 checked with local bus companies, and they too have seen an influx in phone calls today. Many of them said people have reserved charter buses to get to Miami. The cost of a charter bus for Super Bowl weekend runs about $6,500.