By Judy Park, Analyst
Attending the World Cup is no easy task. From competing with millions of global fans for randomized lottery tickets at 5 AM in the morning to paying for transport, lodging, and entertainment, it takes dedication. And a small fortune.
But as I watch euphoric, emblazoned fans fill the corners of my low-def screen, it’s clear that it’s worth it.
To give you an idea of the actual cost: an all-inclusive package from a middleman vendor starts at $5000 per head. For anyone not a relative of a FIFA higher-up or the pampered staff of an oil company, it is tough going; most hotels and transport options are booked up a year before the first ball hits the turf.
So how’s an average entry-level twenty-something, and those of similar budget, to partake?