The unofficial slogan for the 2011 WCP Cup is: Spend, Spend, Spend.
For the third straight year the prices for the adult single-day ticket and the adult tournament pass are rising. No longer is the price of admission less than the price of a beer. Oh no. It's now cheaper to drink than to watch a single soccer game.
Want to only watch the final games on April 23rd? It costs less to go and watch a newly released movie in theatres.
If you're only 16? Tough luck - WCP considers you an adult and is charging you full price.
If you're looking to get a tournament pass: Remember that you can take your girlfriend/wife out for a nice, fancy dinner for significantly less money.
Yes, costs to run the tournament have risen, but the prices now being charged can safely be described as exorbitant. (Maybe it has to do with rising lawyer fees to squash out the little guys).
Below are the NFL-model ticket prices:
Adult (Regular, Daily): $7
Adult (Final Day): $10
15-and-under (Regular, Daily): $2
15-and-under (Final Day): $3
10-and-under (Regular, Daily): Free
10-and-under (Final Day): Free
Tourny Pass: (Final Day NOT included): $85!!!!
So hopefully you've saved enough money to watch the 2011 WCP Cup. If prices keep rising, next year might be out of my pay bracket. Need to eat, drink and have shelter first.