How much will a trip to Game 6 cost you? - FOX 32 News Chicago

How much will a trip to Game 6 cost you?

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - If you're a die hard Hawks fan and you want to see them wipe the ice with the Minnesota wild Tuesday night, FOX 32's Jake Hamilton is here for you.

So let’s say you decided that you want to attend Game 6 of the Blackhawks vs. Wild playoffs Tuesday night at 8 p.m. at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. What are your options?

First, let’s make sure you can even get a ticket – luckily, there are plenty still available. Vivid-seats.com has an upper level seat available for Game 6 for just $87. By comparison, standing room only tickets for Game 7 at the United Center start at $133.

Up to taking a train? Well luckily, Amtrak has a nearly eight hour train ride from Chicago to St. Paul for only $66. Unfortunately, the train doesn’t leave until 2:15 Tuesday afternoon, so the rails aren’t an option.

If you want to fly there, here are your options: Southwest has a flight to St. Paul Tuesday afternoon for $226. The problem? By the time the game is over, the flights back to Chicago are all gone.

So after a $47 hotel stay at the Super 8, a $226 flight back Wednesday, and a $51 car rental, this option to the game will cost you a grand total of $637.

Up to taking a road trip?

The drive from the United Center to Xcel Energy Center is 398 miles. Google maps estimates that will take you six hours and 13 minutes.

Estimating you drive 60 miles an hour at 4.55 cents per gallon of gas, with an average 25 miles per gallon, the one way drive will cost you a little over $72. Double it, since you’ll have to drive back.

And let’s be honest, you won’t want to drive back that night, so toss in a night at the Super 8 for $47, and driving to the game will cost you a grand total of $278.

Alright hawks fans, those are your options! The train is out, since it can’t get you there in time. Flying will be $637. Driving will be $278.

Choose wisely, and we’ll see you in the next round.

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