Pair of Irish fans: We sneaked into Super Bowl, sat in seats worth $50K

BY Sid Saraf • February 3, 2015

Sometimes, all you have to do is walk in the front door.

Two NFL fans from Ireland, Paul McEvoy and Richard Whelan, have an amazing tale of how they came to Glendale, Arizona last week hoping to score tickets to Super Bowl XLIX. They weren't successful, probably because the price for tickets was sky high. Did that stop them?

No way. Check out their story of how they got into the game, courtesy of the Independent:

"Our game plan was to be super-confident," Richard told RTE Radio One Morning Ireland.

"We just thought if we pretend we belong there, nobody will question us.

"Between one layer of security and another we just walked in behind these 20 first aid workers, straight up to the front door and hid in behind them.

"Paul was looking at his phone, pretending to text me, as if we had just popped out to look at an email we got or something," he continued.

"We walked past another security guard that just wasn't paying attention.

"We could see the field then, the stadium and the atmosphere was insane."

The two young men walked quickly around the stadium, not looking back in case they were being followed.

"I remember looking at Paul's face, we just couldn't believe we got in," Richard said.

Here are some images from their adventure:

After bouncing around from seat to seat in the first half, taking advantage of when people went to get food or use the restroom, Whelan and McEvoy were hit with another stroke of good luck. They spoke to one man who told him the girls sitting next to him were in the halftime show and wouldn't be returning to their seats in the second half.


By the way, those seats? In the fourth row and worth a cool $25,000 apiece. They also got a chance to sit beside former Super Bowl winner Lawyer Milloy, who gave them some live analysis.

The only thing negative from the day? The two Seattle Seahawks fans watched their team lose to the New England Patriots.

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