As Superbowl XLVIII approaches many have already written the possibility of buying a ticket to the game out of their budgets. It goes without saying that tickets are expensive with the lowest price offered on ticketmaster.com set at $1,400, not including the $240 price tag for parking.

While many football lovers cannot afford to attend the game, there are events being hosted across the city where fans can still find an authentic Superbowl experience before spending Sunday at home in front of their television sets-for free.

VH1 is hosting a series of concerts, six in the six nights leading up to Sunday, in nearly every borough. J. Cole rhymed in Queens on Jan. 27, Janelle Monae rocked Lehman College in the Bronx on Jan. 28, and TLC will be performing at the Beacon Theatre in Manhattan on Jan. 30th. These performances will also be broadcasted live each night at 11 p.m. on VH1.

To take advantage of the many other events, football fans will have to travel to lower Manhattan and shell out quite a bit of money to partake in the festivities. Drake and Diddy are slated to perform in collaboration with Time Warner Cable in a concert entitled REVOLT on Feb. 1st and Grammy nominee Kendrick Lamar will be performing at Maxim magazine’s Friday night party on 42nd street, where the open bar option will cost $1,150.

Those searching for a more sports related event can catch the Celebrity Beach Bowl and watch entertainers like Deion Sanders, Chrissy Teigen, and Tracy Morgan play flag-football Saturday at 2 p.m in Hudson River Park. Or you can camp out on Broadway between 39th and 40th streets to grab an autograph from NFL stars beginning on Jan. 29 at noon.

Lastly as most sports game enthusiasts may know, there are tons of bars and clubs across the city hosting viewing parties. Many right here in Harlem. The renowned Sylvia’s is hosting Soul Super Bowl parties Jan.31st-Feb 2nd, and Corner Social, Harlem Tavern, and Mist Harlem are all opening their doors to football fans.