What’s up guys! It’s Madison Square Darden with a throwback post. This is a post I made in 2016 that I never posted………until now. In this week's edition of "How Much Did It Cost?", I will breakdown the cost of my WWE adventure from December 2016. I went to WWE Roadblock: End of the Line in Pittsburgh and WWE Monday Night Raw in Columbus on back-to-back days. As usual, the cost will be broken down into five segments: Transportation, Lodging, Entertainment, Food, and Miscellaneous. All prices are in US Dollars.
Greyhound, Columbus to Pittsburgh Round Trip: $68.75
WWE Roadblock: End of the Line: $56.75
WWE Monday Night Raw: $68
Greyhound Bus Station: $4.24
TGI Friday's: $18.43
Italian Ice at PPG Paints Arena: $6.50
Primanti Bros.: $17.98
Donatos at The Schottenstein Center: $11.50
Roosters at The Schottenstein Center: $11.50
Cotton Candy at The Schottenstein Center: $4.00
TOTAL COST FOR TRIP: $283.48
Now let's put the numbers into context. Entertainment was my biggest expenditure on this adventure because I love wrestling. The ticket for Monday Night Raw was face value and I bought the ticket at the box office at The Schottenstein Center. I always try to avoid Ticketmaster's fees whenever possible and picking up tickets directly from the venue is one way to avoid the fees. I sat in Section 104 at The Schott.
The ticket for Roadblock: End of the Line was purchased through the Ticketmaster app and I was able to select my seat through the interactive seating chart. Also, PPG Paints Arena had a 2 for 1 deal for tickets because they were trying to fill the arena. The face value for my seat was $80 but I purchased my seat for $40 plus $16.75 in fees for a total cost of $56.75. I sat in Section 110 at PPG Paints Arena. I still can't believe I got a Pay-Per-View ticket at a cheaper price than a Monday Night Raw ticket. And I was relatively in the same spot both nights.
For food, I went to TGI Friday's before Roadblock and watched the Patriots - Broncos game and got a Jack Daniels burger with fries. It was also convenient because TGI Friday's was attached to the PPG Paints Arena. After the show, I went to Primanti Bros. in the Strip District of Pittsburgh and got a Pitts-Burger with a side order of cheese fries. It was a very satisfying meal. I thought it was cool that they serve their food on a sheet of wax paper.
Transportation was a straight forward expenditure and I didn't have too many issues heading to Pittsburgh. My bus was originally cancelled due to bad weather the night before but luckily I live in a big city. There were drivers in Columbus and extra buses and I arrived to Pittsburgh around 4:15 pm.
This was my last trip for 2016 and I must say that I enjoyed myself at both WWE shows. Thanks for reading and always remember, WHEN THE GLASSES ARE ON, THERE'S SOME TRAVELING GOIN' ON!