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Six tickets for the price of a few candy bars, a cheese stick and some Necco wafers.

Washington Redskins fans trade game tickets for candy

Ryan Wooden

The Washington Redskins had already been eliminated from the playoffs before their Week 15 matchup with the Arizona Cardinals and a general lack of fan interest was readily apparent on Sunday at FedEx Field.

Washington Post sports blogger and columnist Dan Steinberg was even able to find some fans who were willing to part with a number of premium seats to the Cardinals game in exchange for four candy bars, a cheese stick and some Necco wafers.

For just a few dollars worth of snacks, Steinberg was able to acquire six tickets with a face value of several hundred dollars. And that’s a fairly common problem for the resale market of teams throughout the NFL once they no longer are in contention.

However, it also presents an opportunity to significantly reduce the exorbitant costs of attending a game for those who can’t afford to attend regularly at full price. So if you’re a big NFL fan and you haven’t had the opportunity to visit your local stadium before because costs are too high, consider taking a sack full of candy and a sign and you might be surprised at what that buys you.