Ridiculous Super Bowl Markup

This post refers to nytimes.com

Joe Sharkey recounts Super Bowl weekend:

As of last Friday, you could still find a scarce hotel room for this weekend in Indianapolis, at the budget Best Inn — for $898.99 a night, according to Travelocity.com. That would put you in town for the Super Bowl on Sunday between the New York Giants and New England Patriots.

Of course, if that’s too steep, you could book the same room the following weekend — for $55 a night.

Amazing the markup that hotels could get away with. Unsurprising I suppose with news that the Orlando Magic had to stay in Cincinnati. Some quick math shows that one night during Super Bowl weekend was the same cost as 16 (!) nights other weekends. Amazing.

(via Grantland)