Cheap Sports For All Sorts

As prices rise for all the fun things in life, sometimes it’s nice to have a Student ID.  And this post highlights several of those great opportunities.  Major teams in Ohio and Pennsylvania are advertising great pricing on tickets to students.  We’ll highlight some of them today.

Browns Excursion for Marietta College Students

College Union Board is taking a busload of students up to Cleveland Browns Stadium on October 3 for their division match-up against the Cincinnati Bengals.  A $20 ticket can be purchased in the Student Activities office in Andrews Hall.  The ticket will get you on a charter bus up to the game, a ticket to the game itself, and transportation back to Marietta when the game is complete.  Bus leaves at 9 AM on the 3rd.

This is a great opportunity for MC students to go see an NFL game for a very low price.  Instead of paying anywhere between $30 and $50 in gas for your car and anywhere between $40 to $60 for a ticket, you are only paying $20.  Take advantage while you can.  Tickets are going fast.

Student Rush at Penguins and Blue Jackets

The NHL has really embraced the world of cheap tickets for college students  The two franchises nearest to Marietta have very different ways of handling the tickets, but that also goes with the fact that the Pittsburgh Penguins are awesome and the Columbus Blue Jackets are still a young, up-and-coming franchise.  Please note that these offers are good for both College and High School students.

For Pens fans, only specific games are marked as Rush nights.  You can sign-up for text message alerts by texting RUSH to 32623, or visit their website here.  They’ll let you know how many tickets are being released for the RUSH that night, and where to go to claim them.  Typically, the tickets are $25 (specifically cash only), and the seats are better if you are there earlier.  Lines will wrap all the way around the building, as tickets are sold in-person, with no ticket being sold until an hour before the game starts.  Most importantly, only one ticket per ID.

The Pens have their next Student RUSH night on September 28 at 7:05 PM in a game against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Students attempting to “Carry the Flag” and watch the Blue Jackets have a much easier time getting cheap tickets this season.  Their “Rush CBJ” program  offers up both upper and lower deck tickets for $15, and $25, respectively.  Each student ID is good for two tickets at either price point.  Tickets can be purchased online starting at Noon the day of a game, or at the Nationwide Arena box office within one hour of game time.

“CBJ Rush” tickets are available at every home game this season.

Indians Internship Fair

The Cleveland Indians are offering a killer deal for those looking for a summer internship in the region on Tuesday, September 28.

Their now-annual event costs $30, but includes a panel of speakers discussing the prospects of their respective industries, a dinner during batting practice, and lower reserved seat for the Indians game against the Detroit Tigers.  All of the Cleveland Indians affiliates will be there, along with the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Lake Erie Monsters, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and more.  To register, fill out an application at the Cleveland Indians website, and buy a ticket for the event.

I was able to attend the event last season, and found a lot of value from attending.  You get a chance to get your name (and resume) out there for plenty of different folks to see.  Also, you can network with other college students just like you from all over the region.  There was plenty of swag handed out last year (I know the Indians had a lot of giveaway items to hand out from the previous year).  And plus, you can see a Major League Baseball game and get good food (and snacks).