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Wednesday Travel Ticker: Super Bowl tickets drop

January 23, 2013|By Chris Erskine
  • Workers place a sign on the Superdome in New Orleans, where the game takes place Feb. 3.
Workers place a sign on the Superdome in New Orleans, where the game takes… (Associated Press )

Tickets for the Super Bowl between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers are down almost 12% on the resale market from last year’s game, to an average of $3,278.39, the Bloomberg news service reports. There are about 4,200 tickets on the secondary market for the Feb. 3 game at the Superdome in New Orleans, according to ticket-aggregator TiqIQ . . . . Treasure Island is the site of the Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship Friday and Saturday in Las Vegas. Almost 500 top horse race handicappers from throughout the country will compete for a prize pool of $1.5 million. The winner takes home $750,000 . . . . One of the nation’s greatest celebrations of the American West, the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, takes place Jan. 28 to Feb. 2, in Elko, Nev. The 29th annual event features performances of poetry and music from cowboys and ranchers, and films, workshops, dances and discussions. For info, click here  . . . . Snow carvers from around the world will gather in Lake Tahoe Feb. 8-13 for Carve Tahoe. The competing teams represent more than 20 countries . . . . Guests who book hotel accommodations through the Travel Portland website to stay before April 1 will receive a Portland Passport good for complimentary goods at businesses all over town. Info, click here . . . Edwin Edwards, a colorful ex-governor of Louisiana who spent eight years in federal prison for his role in a riverboat casino corruption scandal, is requesting an early and immediate end to supervised release . . . . Press release of the week: “Tempting Nebraska locations for Valentine’s Day” . . . . Travel quote of the day: “The oyster was an animal worthy of New Orleans, as mysterious and private and beautiful as the city itself. If one could accept that oysters build their houses out of their lives, one could imagine the same of New Orleans, whose houses were similarly and resolutely shuttered against an outside world that could never be trusted to show proper sensitivity toward the oozing delicacies within.”  (Tom Robbins, in “Jitterbug Perfume”)

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