Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans February 3, 2013

The Super Bowl is the most important event in sports in the United States. No other game can bring as many people together as this championship game. People miss work the next day because of these Sunday night parties in the beginning of February. The very lucky few even have Super Bowl tickets to experience this phenomenon live.

This year those are Super Bowl XLVII tickets and the game is in New Orleans on February 3, 2013at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. It is difficult to believe, but this is the first time Bourbon Street will be flooded with NFL fans this late in season in 11 years. Obviously, this game is long overdue. In fact, many people forget that the entire reason the Superdome was built was to convince the NFL to give New Orleans an expansion team. It so happened that the league would also be welcoming one of the most popular Super Bowl destinations.

Wherever Super Bowl 47 was going to be held, it was going to be an incredible game. This season promises to end with a championship game worthy of this billing. The AFC and NFC have been quite evenly matched, even if the NFC has won four of the last five times. Still, only once in these five years has the margin of victory been greater than a touchdown.

This is a welcome development, as not too long ago the two conferences seemed to be unable to maintain the kind of parity that defines the league now. The Super Bowl would often be a blowout, leaving something to be desired. Well, free agency and a hard salary cap have created the condition the NFL has enjoyed for nearly a decade, making Super Bowl 47 tickets an even bigger commodity.