New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson offered Louisiana State Representatives and Senators a significant discount on Super Bowl tickets according to The Advocate.
State Legislators were reportedly offered the opportunity to buy up to two tickets each for the game at a cost of $850 per ticket, a significant discount from the $3,000+ average ticket price. The face value of the tickets ranges from $850 - 1,250.
Several Legislators purchased the tickets, some for constituents. Some others complained about the price and location of the seats. At least one, did both.
State Sen. Francis Thompson, D-Delhi, said, “They’re in the nosebleed section,” he said. He is watching the game from home but he did take advantage of the offer for a constituent.