Are you paying $100 to skip the line at Xfinity Live on Sunday?
Xfinity Live continues to have a rough few weeks. What’s it going to take for these guys to read the room?
After last week’s Twitter disaster-class, the South Philadelphia bar and restaurant complex has released another cringeworthy update this morning, offering Eagles fans to pay $100 in order to skip the line on Sunday to watch the NFC Championship Game.
Are You Paying $100 to Skip the Line at Xfinity Live on Sunday?
From Xfinity Live Ticket Page:
Skip the line Sunday! This ticket guarantees a one-time entry into Xfinity Live! for the Championship game. This ticket includes immediate access through the VIP entrance. All ticket purchasers must check-in before half-time. Must be 21+ to enter.
Look, whatever fans want to do. I really don’t care how you spend your money but for the life of me, I can’t understand why anyone would ever want to pay that much to watch the game in an overcrowded Xfinity Live.
I literally watched people leave the tailgate lots last weekend and try to walk over to Xfinity, only to come back to the lots because the line was the entire way down Pattison Ave. While I’m sure the atmosphere is fun inside during a game, there’s almost certainly a million other bars in the city of Philadelphia that will have a similar vibe and easier access to a few drinks.
Paying $100 to skip the line only to be packed like sardines inside Xfinity Live and getting one drink every 30 minutes to an hour is not the move. I promise.
Not to mention, shame on Xfinity Live (again) for even running something like that. Talk about a shameless money grab. Think about it. Regardless of patrons skipping the line or not, you know damn well that you’re going to sellout during an Eagles playoff game so why even charge extra? You can miss me with the “it’s smart business” replies. Obviously I get that but at the same time, do something for the city of Philadelphia and try to act like you care about our sports teams and fans for once.
Anyways, I strongly suggest just tailgating outside and then getting out of South Philadelphia if you don’t have tickets for the game. There’s also a lot of tailgates that have TV’s set up and even though it’s frowned upon by security, you can usually get away with just posting up and watching the games in the lots with a group of friends.
Stop by F2 – we’ll be drinkin’.