Less demand for the big game: Good news if you’re thinking about heading to Tampa for the Super Bowl next weekend: Tickets could be the cheapest they’ve been in years. Ticket exchange executives told Reuters that prices are down as much as 40% because of weak demand caused by the slumping economy. While Super Bowl tickets have a face value of $800 to $1,000, most are resold for higher prices. One ticket dealer says passes for the Pittsburgh Steelers-Arizona Cardinals game are going for an average of $3,100 each.
Business is booming: Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Lafayette has broken ground on a $211 million facility, reports The (Lafayette) Advertiser. The new 21st Century Medical Center on Ambassador Caffery Parkway is set for completion by July 2011.
No recovery yet: A key gauge of homebuilders’ confidence, sank to a new low this month. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo housing market index released this afternoon dropped one point to 8 in January. The index was at 9 for the previous two months.