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[3 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Ultimate Sports Baby Fidgets at Blackhawks Game

After attending the Cubs game, it was time to pack up the Ultimate Sports Baby and bring him to the United Center to attend his second Chicago Blackhawks game of the season.
Beg, Borrow and Deal
I went with a friend and his son so we needed to buy three tickets. We ended up buying three upper level seats for $130 total or $43.33 each. Face value on the tickets was $40 each.
Ultimate Sports Baby at the United Center
My idealized notion for this game was much different than realty. In theory, Dylan …

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[14 Dec 2009 | No Comment | ]

After the Chicago Bears game, I took the CTA train back to our house to pick up the Ultimate Sports Wife, go to a holiday party near our house and then drive down to the United Center for the Blackhawks game – ah, the conveniences of living in the city.
Obtaining TicketsWhen I called Blackhawks Jim to invite him and his wife to the Packers and Bears game, he said he had his usual four seats in the lower level for the Blackhawks game. So after a simple trade of tickets, …

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[1 Dec 2009 | No Comment | ]

Last night I chose to attend the Tampa Bay Lightning game. St. Pete Times Forum is a 90 minute drive from where we are staying in The Villages, FL.
ParkingParking around St. Pete Times Forum is cheap. Most lots are $5 and if you bring change you can park at the meters for 75 cents per hour.
Obtaining TicketsI always park at a lot with some distance from the stadium so I can pass scalpers on the way to the stadium. My goal last night was to pay …