Read as much as you want on BostonGlobe.com, anywhere and anytime, for just 99¢.

Indianapolis abuzz with Super Bowl spirit

Patriots

Jim Davis / Globe Staff

A couple of Patriots fans were in the stands early.

INDIANAPOLIS – The sun is shining. The streets are packed. And the beer is flowing.

Super Bowl Sunday is in high gear here, and to judge by the scene on the streets, it will be a heavily partisan New York crowd. Fans in Giants gear appear to outnumber fans in Patriots gear by almost two-to-one.

Continue reading below

Tailgate parties are raging throughout the city, from chic corporate soirees to old-fashioned meat-and-charcoal affairs in parking lots (though even those are far from low-rent; parking spots are going for as much as $200 for a car, and $500 for an RV).

And after a week in which the streets were dominated by locals in Colts gear, the city finally feels like it’s focused on the main event: the Patriots vs. the Giants.

With just hours to go before the game, ticket prices are coming down from their early-week highs. At mid-day, tickets with a face value of $900 were trading for about $1,500. Those same seats were selling for as much as $2,700 just days ago.

Continue reading it below

Among the Patriots fans lucky enough to get tickets were the DeCamp family, who flew in from Northern Virginia to cheer on Tom Brady and the boys.

“Since my dad likes the Patriots, I like the Patriots,” beamed 7-year-old Alexander, who was sporting a No. 12 Brady jersey.

Alexander and his 5-year-old brother, William, were attending their first professional sporting event, and their father, Paul, a lifelong fan who grew up in Norton, wouldn’t say how much he paid for four seats – mom Antoinette is here, too – but that it was thousands over the face value.

Billy Baker can be reached at billybaker@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @billybaker. Akilah Johnson can be reached at ajohnson@globe.com.
Loading comments...
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com