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  • October 24, 2017 8:57 PM PDT

    PHOENIX - Tickets for the Super Bowl are in hot demand and running for several thousand dollars, but some Arizona elected officials are getting the perk of going for free or at face value. Jimmy Smith Jersey .The NFL, Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee and businesses have provided tickets to local lawmakers at a lower price than most people can get them. Face-value seat prices run from $800 to $1,900, but tickets are going for high as $10,000 on some sales websites.Officials ranging from city council members to the governor will be at Sundays game in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale. Gov. Doug Ducey paid for his own ticket, spokesman Daniel Scarpinato told The Arizona Republic ( ).The state got 20 tickets as part of a contract with the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee, and Ducey directed those tickets to a non-profit that helps active military members and their families, Scarpinato said.U.S. Sen. John McCain will also be in the stands for the Seattle Seahawks-New England Patriots matchup. The senator paid face value for his seat, spokesman Brian Rogers said.Scottsdale Councilwoman Linda Milhaven will go for free and got a second ticket for face value thanks to an agreement between the suburban city and the Host Committee. The city gave more than $645,000 to the committee to help with Super Bowl festivities.The committee offered 12 tickets that Scottsdale offered to council members so they could serve as city representatives at the event, city spokesman Kelly Corsette said.Council members also could buy a second ticket at a face value ranging from $1,500 to $1,900. Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane and the rest of the council decided not to take part.In Phoenix, City Councilwoman Kate Gallego and her husband, U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego, bought tickets at face value. Council spokesman David Urbinato said the NFL made the tickets available to the Gallegos, and no other council members planned to go, he said.Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton said nobody offered him a ticket, but he does not feel snubbed.My job is not to go to a football game, Stanton said. My job is to make sure my city does the very best job hosting this massively important event.Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers is going to the game after receiving two free tickets Thursday from the CEO of a sporting goods company. Mitchell Modell of Modells Sporting Goods made the gesture after hearing Weiers had not been offered seats.Arizona lawmakers have been criticized in the past for accepting freebies, including free tickets to sporting events. The disclosure of such perks became a bigger issue after a Fiesta Bowl scandal in 2010 exposed the lavish spending and perks that the college football bowl heaped on lawmakers and employees.___Information from: The Arizona Republic, Danny Woodhead Jersey . Footballs governing body said Tuesday that of the 2,577,662 tickets allocated for this years tournament, 1,041,418 have gone to people in Brazil. The U. Brent Urban Jersey . The same cant be said of last Saturdays 2-2 draw at Olympic Stadium against a very weakened New York Red Bulls side and one which had three stalwarts in Henry, Cahill and Olave back home in Harrison, NJ.MINNEAPOLIS -- Matt Cassel was one day away from hitting the free agent market and fielding offers from other suitors. Then the Minnesota Vikings swooped in at the last minute. The Vikings agreed to terms with Cassel on Friday on a deal that will keep him in Minnesota, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The person requested anonymity because an official announcement had not been made. Terms of the deal, which was first reported by NFL Network, were not immediately available. The move helps solidify the Vikings shaky quarterback situation. The team used a musical chairs approach to the position last season, rotating Christian Ponder and Cassel, and even starting Josh Freeman for one game during a miserable 5-10-1 season. Cassel was by far the most effective of the three, going 3-3 in his six starts and being on the field at the end of all five of the teams victories. He completed 60.2 per cent of his passes for 1,807 yards with 11 touchdowns and nine interceptions after signing as a free agent from the Kansas City Chiefs. But he opted out of the final year of his two-year deal in February, and there was concern Cassel would choose to move to another team after he was forced to split time with the ineffective Ponder. New head coach Mike Zimmer said Thursday he "would love to have Matt Cassel back if Matt Cassel wants to be back." But the coach was also bracing for the likelihood Cassel would at least test free agency before giving the Vikings an answer. "Hes got a bunch of pretty girls looking at him right now," Zimmer said then. C.J. Mosley Jersey. "And he wants to explore and see whats best for him. I dont blame any of these guys. In free agency, I think thats why they have the rules is that they get a chance to go see what their markets worth. Then if they find a better situation than what they think is here, then I think thats everywhere." It appears Cassel knew where he wanted to be all along. Cassels familiarity with the teams offensive players -- Adrian Peterson, Greg Jennings, Cordarrelle Patterson and Kyle Rudolph among them -- and the way the team responded to Cassels leadership on the field were among the big reasons the Vikings wanted him back. The agreement would appear to make Cassel the front-runner to be the starter when the 2014 season opens with new offensive co-ordinator Norv Turner calling the plays. Ponder is still on the roster, but his performance over his first three seasons has inspired little confidence among his teammates. The Vikings have the eighth overall pick in the upcoming draft, and there remains a strong possibility they will select someone to be the teams quarterback of the future. But keeping Cassel in the fold will reduce the pressure on the team to start a rookie. "It all depends, but what I want to do is play the best guy," Zimmer said. "I dont care if hes a rookie, if hes a veteran, if hes a returner. It doesnt matter to me who the quarterback is if he can win games, and thats really what its about, winning football games and figuring out how to do that." Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '