When my children were small, I often neglected to take them certain places because I assumed that a family on a budget simply couldn’t afford such frivolity. If I’d known about the relatively low prices available for big-time sports events, I would have taken my children every year. The fact is, you don’t have to spend a fortune to support your local teams, and to give your children traditions they will remember forever.
The Utah Blaze is our very own Arena Football League team. They play home games at EnergySolutions Arena in downtown Salt Lake City. Tickets are reasonable when one considers the fun and interaction a family can have watching a game rather than watching a movie. Stadium seating is only $8.00 for a single game and the best seats in the house are only $85.00. To find out more about the Utah Blaze, the game schedule and other ticketing information, visit their website.
Real Salt Lake
Soccer is a popular game for American youths, with children’s leagues available coast-to-coast. Taking your little soccer champs to a “real” soccer game isn’t as pricey as you might think. Real Salt Lake, Utah’s own professional soccer team, plays home games at the Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy. Tickets run $35.00 for midfield, and they have special tickets available for the South Goal section, where all the really loud, die-hard fans make lots of noise. For additional ticket prices and schedules, please visit Real Salt Lake.
Salt Lake Bees
Nothing screams, “Summer is here!” like those boys in the sun. Baseball means hot dogs, peanuts and a great time for the whole family. The minor league Salt Lake Bees, play in Spring Mobile Ballpark in Salt Lake City all summer long. Tickets start at $8.00 for grass seating (no uncomfortable bleachers here!) and go up to $24.00 for reserved seating. Check out the Salt Lake Bees website for special deals and events, like Thirsty Thursdays when all beverages are discounted for more savings. If you have children 12 and under, stick around after the game and they can run the bases, too.
Taking in a sporting event can bring families together in a way that no trip the theater can. Make noise, root for the home team, and make memories with your family that will last a lifetime.
The Salt Lake Bees
Real Salt Lake
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