Are There Better Options To Paying $200 To Watch March Madness?
It's no secret that we love Lagasse's Stadium. It was our best sportsbook of 2011. We're pretty sure that we'll never not love Lagasse's Stadium. The setup and amenities make it a great place to watch the games. However, one thing we don't love is when management thinks the sportsbook will be particularly busy and they impose a minimum per person. Sometimes, the minimum is $50-$100 per person to have guaranteed seats for the games, but most of the time it's free.
Last week, a friend called to make a reservation for this Friday to watch the Sweet 16 games for March Madness. He was told it would be a minimum of $200 per person to watch the games from the stadium seats. He was taken aback and as much as he, and we, love Lagasse's Stadium he paused on making the reservation as he had friends to consider.
Calling back, he was given the option of a cocktail table for $100 per person. That's half the money, but not nearly as comfortable. Most of us will eat and/or drink $50 worth of food and drink during a few hours of games. We might even reach $100. But, we're not sure we can reach $200 per person in food and beverage consumption unless we were being delivered steaks from Carne Vino.
The Sweet 16 of March Madness draws about 40% of the crowd as the first two days of the NCAA basketball tournament. With that information, we're surprised over such a high minimum. In another Vegas Dilemma, our friends won't arrive in town early enough to stake out seats at a sportsbook and we're not sure of where else they could go on The Strip for guaranteed seating. We've racked our brain to help them.
So, where would you recommend our friends go? Let us know in the comments below.