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For Super Bowl weekend, Phoenix-area hotel room rates have soared
For Super Bowl weekend, Phoenix-area hotel room rates have soared

We hope Super Bowl XLIX fans who bought tickets for the Feb. 1 game near Phoenix next year already booked a hotel room. If not, there'll be a stiff price to pay.  Hotel room prices have skyrocketed in and around the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., where the NFL showdown will take place. Travel booking site Cheaphotels.org conducted a survey of room prices on Nov. 15, and the news was not good. "Currently only about one in 10 hotels in the greater Phoenix region still have vacancies for the Super Bowl weekend of Jan. 30 to Feb. 2," the website says. Four- and five-star hotels have sold out, and even budget hotels have raised prices more than...

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