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Going To Super Bowl Not Impossible — But Not Cheap, Either

Members of the San Francisco 49ers answers questions from the media during Super Bowl XLVII Media Day ahead of Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 29, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The San Francisco 49ers will take on the Baltimore Ravens on February 3, 2013 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

Members of the San Francisco 49ers answers questions from the media during Super Bowl XLVII Media Day ahead of Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 29, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The San Francisco 49ers will take on the Baltimore Ravens on February 3, 2013 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

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(CBS) – In theory, it’s still possible to go to the Super Bowl.

The catch: How much money do you have?

CBS 2’s Ed Curran looked into what it would take to get to New Orleans this weekend at the last minute.

Are tickets available? Check.

But the cheapest tickets Curran found – via a reputable website connected to Ticketmaster – were $1,399 each. They’re not bad seats – they’re terrible seats. They’re end zone, as high as you can go without a pilot’s license.

Speaking of flying, air fare isn’t cheap, either. One round trip listed is $1,500, or $3,000 for a couple; that’s for flying out Friday night and coming back Monday.

Lodging? Even a budget-minded traveler will have to shell out big bucks. A Super 8 in Metarie, La. (six miles from the stadium) has rooms for $400 a night.

That’s a bargain, though, compared to the Clarion, which is $2,500 a night.

Rental car: Tack on another $64 per day. Maybe sleep in the car?

Two people choosing the lowest-price options would have to shell out about $7,200.