Super Bowl Ticket Prices Are The Highest They’ve Been In A Decade
Fans who planned on executing the tried-and-tested method of waiting until a day or two before the Super Bowl to cop discounted tickets are being met with a harsh reality: ticket prices are rising rather than falling.
According to StubHub, the average price of a ticket for Super Bowl LII is $5,309–the highest price in over 10 years by a long shot. StubHub reports its cheapest ticket price for Sunday’s game is $3,103 and aggregator TicketIQ’s cheapest ticket is $4,150, up about 51 percent since Saturday.
According to Bloomberg, ticket prices aren’t making their customary last-minute dip due to the NFL’s hands on approach to ticketing. Ticket inventory is one-tenth of what was available in 2015, when the market was sabotaged by the consolidation of tickets that lead to the inability of some brokers to deliver its buyers tickets.
StubHub also reports that the Eagles will have greater support in the stadium, as fans from Pennsylvania have bought 13 percent of the tickets sold on site, while fans from Massachusetts account for 11 percent of sales.
StubHub spokesman Cameron Papp said to NJ Advance Media on Thursday:
“It is going to be in favor of the Eagles. Even though the Massachusetts market has caught up, I don’t think they are going to make that much of a move. I think it will be in favor of the Eagles.”
I may have to drain my 401k for $5,000 nose bleeds. It will likely be the first and last time I’ll visit Minnesoter.
[h/t For The Win]