Got Tix to The World Series? They May Have Cost Less Than Your Hotel Room
The Yankees and The Phillies are set to square off in the 2009 World Series Championships on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium and tickets on Stubhub.com are starting out at nearly $300 a piece. That's definitely steep but if you're a fan, then money's no object. Your hotel room, however, is another issue.
Let's get to the good news first. If you're a lucky ticket holder, the Westin Times Square is offering a $50 credit in the hotel's Bar 10. Here's a look at what $50 will get you:
Yankees fans can snack on grilled sirloin sliders and crisp calamari fries, or throw back a few celebratory drinks in anticipation of their team’s win. Fans that really want to hit it out of the ballpark can opt for the Fall Unwind special, available in Bar 10 from 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Customers can sample the beer package, which includes a choice of four bottles of their favorite brews (Sam Adams, Budweiser, Bud Light, Miller Light and Coors light) and an order of select lounge fare, all for just $28.
However, the catch is that you must be a World Series ticket holder and a guest of the hotel. So have your room key and your ticket ready to show at the bar. And hopefully, you anticipated a Yanks win and booked your room in advance. The hotel website shows only corner suites available for October 28 and 29th (the nights the series is played at Yankee Stadium) and those are a whopping $829 a night.
That's more than a regular room at The Plaza which is available for $629 a night. The Paramount Hotel, also in Times Square, has a room open on Expedia for $329 a night and The Pod Hotel on the East Side has an even better rate of $239 a night for a double room which is still small but it does have its own bathroom. So consider these options if you've already broke the bank buying your tickets.