Monday, 30 November 2009
Are England Worth it?
Tickets to watch England at Twickenham: £71 x 2
Car Parking: £20
Food and Drink: £50
A winning England performance: Priceless?
No, this isn't a Mastercard advert.
With my average mathematics skills, I calculate that all that tots up to £272 for two people to watch England play at Twickenham. I know this to be true, as I made this very trip with my Dad to see them take on New Zealand a couple of weeks ago.
My question is: with the standard of the England team and the rugby they are playing at the moment, is it actually worth all that money to go and watch them play?
Sure, the atmosphere and the occasion is something special, but the rugby really isn't. I'd get as much entertainment (if not more) by going to watch my local team play, although sadly the results at Headingley Carnegie generally go the same way as they do for England at the moment: not well.
I've entered the ballot for tickets to watch England take on Ireland in the 6 Nations, which to be honest is the only game I'm interested in watching live. At least Ireland will bring some quality and excitement to proceedings even if England won't.
So are England really worth it? I'm not too sure...
* Return journey to Leeds