Seeing the Lakers in Milwaukee.

I love Chicago and all of the possibilities for date nights, restaurants, museums, tours, etc. However, there is one thing that I can’t understand: the price of sporting tickets. Whether it be football, baseball, basketball, hockey, or soccer, I am pretty sure 1 ticket should be the price for at least 4 tickets anywhere else in the United States. However, when Kobe Bryant announced his retirement, Zach made it apparent that he “sure would like to see him in person before he retires…”

After seeing that tickets to see the Bulls vs. Lakers game (mind you, standing room tickets, not even real tickets) were upwards of $180, and actual seat tickets were in the $300 range, we decided to look elsewhere. After learning that Milwaukee was only an hour and a half away, we decided to look into those. Tickets were almost 1/10 of the price, and we were sold! Even though the game was on a Monday night, the drive was short enough for us to feel comfortable with it and it really worked out so well.

The game was a lot of fun and Milwaukee was such a nice city! It felt good to be in a “big” city that was smaller than Chicago. The drive was so simple and I know that Zach loved seeing his favorite player in real life before he retired. While the game wasn’t necessarily a thriller and didn’t keep anyone on the edge of their seat, I think the experience was one that was definitely worthwhile. Although we might not be going to another basketball game any time soon, I definitely want to go back to visit Milwaukee!


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