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Score a budget goal, save at footy

 Max Murray and Beau Kelly love going to live footy games.
Max Murray and Beau Kelly love going to live footy games. John Gass

ARE you sick of the endless drone of sport commentators or the two minutes of advertising that follows a change in the scoreboard that might deny you the opportunity to celebrate with your team?

Maybe it's time to get out from in front of the TV and down to the stadium.

Timmity Murray regularly takes her son Max to Gold Coast Titans matches and Gold Coast Suns games and said there was nothing like live sport.

"We love going as a family and it's a great day out," Mrs Murray said.

"The best thing is that the free public transport on the park and ride system is so easy."

"Going to a game really inspires the boys. They watch the game and tell me that they can do that as well."

Mayor stadiums have different price structure for the stands around the stadium the cheaper seats might be a little further from the action but it won't take away from the atmosphere.

A ticket to the Gold Coast Suns in unreserved seating costs about $22.90. Spectators have the option of booking tickets or getting general admission on game day.

The Titans regular pricing starts at $27 for adult or $79 for a family of four but right now the Titans are offering tickets for the last four home games for four people for $250.

Ordering the tickets in advance includes a $4.95 handling fee.

Public transport is the best way to access Metricon Stadium or Skilled Park if you looking at getting there during footy season on a budget with ticket holders travelling free on game days.

If you are looking for something a little different then there are plenty of sport events on the Tweed that make for a great spectator sport for the budget conscious Epic Skate in Tweed Heads South hosts regular roller derby bouts, and there is also three rugby league competitions that include Tweed teams.

 

TOP TIPS

- Check websites before going to the game. While you can avoid the booking fee when buying tickets at the door you may miss out on those specials.

- Consider other competitions. They might not pay players the big dollars but it helps to keep ticket prices down.

- Take your own food.

- Leave the car at home. Taking public transport to a major sporting event saves time, energy and money.

Topics:  budget, dollars and sense



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