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2 Guys Sneak Into Super Bowl And Sit In $25,000 Seats

02/04/2015 at 12:53 | Yahoo Sports

Upper-deck tickets for Super Bowl XLIX rose to more than $10,000 by gameday. But two Seattle Seahawks fans from Ireland sneaked into the game and sat in lower-bowl seats valued at $25,000 for free.

The Irish fans, Paul McEvoy and Richard Whelan, couldn’t afford tickets to the game at University of Phoenix Stadium between their beloved Seahawks and the New England Patriots. So they decided to walk through the front door.

First, they tried to grovel for tickets while being interviewed on NFL Network, but to no avail. They they found their way in illegally.

“Our game plan was to be super confident,” Whelan told RTE Radio One Morning Ireland, via The Independent. “We just thought if we pretend we belong there, nobody will question us. Between one layer of security and another we just walked in behind these 20 first aid workers, straight up to the front door and hid in behind them.

“Paul was looking at his phone, pretending to text me, as if we had just popped out to look at an email we got or something. We walked past another security guard that just wasn’t paying attention. We could see the field then, the stadium and the atmosphere was insane.”

They walked around the stadium, careful not to look back in case they were followed.

They seat-hopped for a while, taking people’s places while they went to the bathroom or for concessions, before settling in lower-bowl seats of two girls who were part of the halftime show, they learned. Those seats were worth $25K apiece.

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