Denver Broncos punter Britton Colquitt found out the hard way that if he wants his infant daughter to go to the Super Bowl, he has to buy her a ticket.
"Apparently it’s not every seat, it’s every head," Colquitt explained. "Even though this one is so small that she can be concealed under a sweatshirt, we had to get her a ticket, which is fine."
Colquitt and his wife have three children to buy tickets for -- a four-year old son, a two-year old daughter and a two-week old daughter.
"She’ll be there," Colquitt said of the new arrival. "If we win, we don’t want to take pictures and she’s not in it. She’ll be kind-of mad at us one day, ‘Where am I? Why didn’t I go to the Super Bowl?’ It’s kind-of silly, but I’m happy to pay for it."
Colquitt said his kids have learned to sleep through the crowd noise.
"My son is four. When he was coming to games, when he was younger, he would just sleep the whole time because it’s so loud, it’s almost white noise to them. It kind of puts them to sleep," Colquitt said.
The price of the ticket? $1,800.
"It’s crazy, but we’re happy to do it because we want the memories and all those kind of things," Colquitt said.
The Washington Postreported that players get two tickets to the Super Bowl free. They are allowed to buy up to 13 more at $1,800 each.
Maybe Britton should be happy he only has three kids to buy tickets for, his brother, Kansas City Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt has five kids.