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- Historically, the last 48 hours prior to kickoff on Sunday is the period of the most activity and volatility in the Super Bowl ticket market, and each year, more tickets are sold on secondary markets on Super Bowl Sunday than on any other day leading up to the game.
- Two years ago in Indianapolis for Super Bowl XLVI, the daily average ticket price fell 40% from Friday ($2,887) to Sunday ($1,709), and nearly twice as many tickets were sold on secondary markets on Saturday and Sunday as had been sold in any other two-day period leading up to the game.
- Last year's market in New Orleans was considerably more stable, but prices still fell 13% from Friday ($1,789) to Sunday ($1,551).
- This year, the daily average ticket price fell to a low of $2,002 last Sunday but rebounded slightly earlier this week, hitting $2,376 on Tuesday before falling back to an average of $2,016 on Thursday. So far today, tickets have sold for an average of $1,767. If that figure holds or falls, it would mark the lowest average ticket price on the Friday before the game for any of the last four Super Bowls.
- Tickets are available right now for as little as $1,333, down from $1,500+ yesterday; mezzanine and lower-level tickets start at less than $1,700 apiece, down from about $2,000 most of this week, and club-level tickets -- which provide access to a heated concourse and couldn't be found for less than $3,500 each two days ago -- can now be had for $2,307.
- The volume of available inventory has been shrinking quickly this week; less than 6,000 tickets are available on secondary markets today, down from more than 13,000 on Sunday. Related to this drop in availability, we saw an unusually large number of tickets purchased this week as opposed to previous years after the 7-day forecast on Monday called for gameday temperatures in the 40s. It appears that ticket buyers were waiting on the sideline until a reliable (and positive) weather forecast was released for Super Bowl Sunday.
- In terms of geographical origin, more than a third of ticket buyers in the last 24 hours have hailed from New York (26%) or New Jersey (11%); of course, it's easiest for locals to make last-minute plans to attend the game. Another 9% of buyers have come from Washington, 7% from California and 6% from Colorado. Traffic from Washington and the Pacific Northwest has consistently outpaced visits from Colorado and adjacent states since the Super Bowl matchup was announced, so it still seems increasingly likely that Sunday's crowd will skew pro-Seahawks.
Nosediving Market for Super Bowl XLVII Tickets
Ticket price and buyer notes as of 1/27/2014
- After starting out hot, ticket prices for Super Bowl XLVIII are already in a
nosedive as we reach gameweek. The average prices paid for a Super
Bowl ticket purchased this weekend is $2,056. That price is down over
40% from the average prices paid in the 24 hours immediately following
the conference championship games ($3,439).
- Stacked up against all Super Bowls dating back to SB XLV, that price
ranks as the cheapest average price paid for a Super Bowl ticket
during the weekend prior to the game. Compared to the average price
of $2,056 for SB XLVIII paid this weekend, tickets purchased during the
weekend prior to Super Bowls XLVII ($2,512), XLVI ($3,127) and XLV
($3,513) were all more expensive.
- It looks increasingly likely that this year's Super Bowl will be the least
expensive Super Bowl since Super Bowl XXXVI in 2002. With that
game played just months after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, travel and security
concerns led to a deeply depressed secondary ticket market, with tickets
selling for far under face value on gameday.
- With just about 18,000 tickets posted on secondary market sites, we're
seeing a glut of supply in the market, with more than double the number
of tickets on the market as there were in the immediate wake of the
conference championship games. Strong supply and great uncertainty
about the weather forecast has helped to keep prospective buyers on
the sideline for now -- driving prices downward at a record rate.
When taking into account all tickets sold to date for Super Bowl XLVIII,
the average price paid for a ticket so far is $3,135. With this average
likely to be dragged down further by ticket sales that will be made over
the remaining days prior to the game, there's effectively no way that this
game will be the most expensive Super Bowl ever when it is all said and
done, as its average ticket price is already beneath the final average
ticket price for Super Bowl XLV ($3,561).
Much of the drop in average ticket prices has
- prices paid for upper deck and end zone seats. In the 24 hours after
conference championships, the "get-in" price for the cheapest available
upper deck seat was $2,100. But just within the last 24 hours, we've seen
upper deck seats sell for as little as $1,150. The cheapest seat sold on
the lower level in the 24 hours after the conference championships was a
Seat in Section 124 for $2,600. Within the last 24 hours, however, the
cheapest seat sold in the lower level went for $2,050.
- We'd expect a continued decline in prices into next week, though it will
be interesting to see if prices do hit some sort of floor or bottom out next
week. One area where we have seen some level of a floor is for Club
seating with some sort of access to an interior, warmed concourse. Those
tickets have held steady with an average sales price of around $6k -
$7k for virtually the entire week.
- If we had to make any bets about the composition of the crowd on Super
Bowl Sunday, we'd speculate that Seahawks fans will outnumber Broncos
fans in the building by a fair margin. Based on traffic to SeatGeek's Super
Bowl pages, we've seen about 18% of all shoppers originate from the
state of Washington -- which is more than double the traffic SeatGeek
been driven by the fall in
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Super Bowl XLVIII Ticket Prices in Tailspin, Down 20-25% Over Past 3 Days
Here are some updated stats on what we've seen as of today -- will be sure to keep you posted on how this changes through the weekend:
After starting out hot, ticket prices for Super Bowl XLVIII are already in a tailspin as we enter the weekend prior to the game. Within the last 48 hours, the average price paid for Super Bowl XLVIII tickets has been $2,505. That price is down nearly $1,000 (or 27.1%) from the average price of $3,439 paid for SB XLVIII tickets just 3 days ago, in the 24 hour period following the conference championship games.
Stacked up against all Super Bowls dating back to SB XLV, that price ranks as the cheapest average price paid for a Super Bowl ticket on the Thursday and Friday the week prior to game week (or in more succinct terms, prices paid 9 or 10 days prior to gametime). Compared to this year's average of $2,505, tickets purchased to Super Bowl XLVII ($2,980), XLVI ($3,396) and XLV ($3,080) were all more expensive at this point in time prior to the game.
When taking into account all tickets sold to date for Super Bowl XLVIII, the average price paid for a ticket so far is $3,374. With this average likely to be dragged down further by ticket sales that will be made over the remaining days prior to the game, it looks highly unlikely that this year's Super Bowl will weigh in as the most expensive ever when it is all said and done, as its average ticket price is already beneath the final average ticket price for Super Bowl XLV ($3,561).
Much of the drop in average ticket prices has been driven by the fall in prices paid for upper deck and end zone seats. In the 24 hours after conference championships, the "get-in" price for the cheapest available upper deck seat was $2,100. But just within the last 24 hours, we've seen upper deck seats sell for as little as $1,525. The cheapest seat sold on the lower level in the 24 hours after the conference championships was a Seat in Section 124 for $2,600. Within the last 24 hours, however, the cheapest seat sold in the lower level went for $2,050.
We'd expect a continued decline in prices into next week, though it will be interesting to see if prices do hit some sort of floor or bottom out next week. One area where we have seen some level of a floor is for Club seating with some sort of access to an interior, warmed concourse. Those tickets have held steady with an average sales price of around $7,250 for virtually the entire week.
We have a brand new page looking at 2014 Super Bowl ticket prices, check it out >
Ticket Demand for Super Bowl XLVIII
In just a few weeks, the Super Bowl will go down at Metlife Stadium in New Jersey. Some of our main takeaways: most expensive SB ever (up 15% from last year), but prices will fall as we get closer to the game, possibly a ton if the weather is bad; suites are going for about double what they usually do ($400K and up this year) because it's going to be damn cold and people want to be inside; most people shopping for tickets right now are from NY/NJ, and most demand right now is corporate/rich folks who probably aren't fans of the remaining teams but want to be there for the once-in-a-lifetime experience and have money to burn.
Super Bowl XLVIII Ticket Trends
- To this point, the average ticket price for Super Bowl XLVIII is $3,851. This time last year, Super Bowl XLVII tickets were going for $3,360 each on average; in other words, the mean is up 15% this year over last. On Jan. 3, 2012, Super Bowl XLVI had gone for $3,328 per ticket on the secondary market, and three years ago today, the average ticket price for Super Bowl XLV was $3,151.
- Super Bowl ticket prices tend to decline as the game approaches, particularly in the final week before the game. Last year, for example, Super Bowl tickets went for an average of $2,930 each the day after the conference championship games. Less than two weeks later and only days before the game, the average ticket price had fallen 38% to $1,814.
- This year, bad weather could cause an even more dramatic crash in prices in the final few days before the game. We've already seen this season that snowy and/or brutally cold conditions can decimate a playoff ticket market, as was the case for the Packers' wild card game against the 49ers (the get-in price for that game dropped almost 80% in the matter of a few days from about $140 to $30 per ticket). There won't be $30 Super Bowl tickets to be had, of course, but the same principal will apply.
- Upper-level tickets at MetLife Stadium have gone for an average of $2,859 each so far, while seats in the lower level are going for $4,501 apiece. Club seats are considerably more expensive at an average price of $6,780 per ticket.
- The cheapest tickets available right now are listed at $2,254 each in the upper level behind the end zone, while there are some suites listed for as much as $980,000. Suites are going for much higher premiums this year (the least expensive are still upward of $400K as opposed to $225K in previous years) because of the heightened benefit of being protected from the elements at a cold-weather Super Bowl.
- So far, New York and New Jersey account for most of the shopping being done for Super Bowl tickets. A third of the traffic to our Super Bowl event page has come from those two states, while another 10% has come from California (49ers fans) with the rest scattered across the country.
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Face Value Tickets
The packages below include a Super Bowl game ticket and a Pre-Game Super Bowl VIP Party pass hosted by Joe Theismann on the Joe Theismann on the Cajun Queen Riverboat.
Super Bowl 2014 Tickets (XLVIII) are not yet on-sale (as of 4/24/)
|Upper Terrace End Zone Super Bowl Tickets Package||600||Terrace Level Endzone||$2,449.70|
|Upper Terrace Super Bowl Tickets Goal Line Package||600||Terrace Level Goal to 20 Yard Line||$2,619.70|
|Upper Terrace Super Bowl Tickets 50 Yard Line Package||600||Terrace Level 20 to 50 Yard Line||$3,129.70|
|Super Bowl Tickets End Zone Package||100||Plaza Level Endzone||$3,257.20|
|Super Bowl Tickets End Zone Package||200 - 300||Loge Level Endzone||$3,342.20|
|Super Bowl Tickets Corner Package||100||Plaza Level Corner||$3,384.70|
|Super Bowl Tickets Corner Package||200 - 300||Logel Level Corner||$3,512.20|
|Super Bowl Tickets Endline Package||100||Plaza Level Endline to 15 Yard Line||$4,532.20|
|Super Bowl Tickets Endline Package||200 - 300||Loge Level Goal Line to 20 Yard Line||$4,787.20|
|Super Bowl Tickets Sideline Package||100||Plaza Level 15 to 25 Yard Line||$5,382.20|
|Super Bowl Tickets Sideline Package||200 - 300||Logel Level 20 to 50 Yard Line||$6,699.70|
|Super Bowl Tickets 50 Yard Line Sideline Package||100||Plaza Level 25 to 50 Yard Line||$7,124.70|
The Guide To The Big Game XLVII
On February 3rd, an estimated 150,000 visitors will flock to New Orleans for the biggest game of the year.
After watching ticket sales, game stats, travel prices, and more, SeatGeek has crunched the data to give you a look at the numbers behind the big game.
The Lucky Ones: Face Value Tickets
An estimated 70,000 tickets were distributed: Where did they go?
- 29 x 1.2%: Split between other 29 teams.
- 25.2%: NFL (The NFL Distributes some of their allotment to affiliated companies: corporate sponsors, media charities, VIPs, etc.)
- 17.5%: NFC Champion
- 17.5%: AFC Champion
- 5%: Host Team
- 500 Tickets: Raffled by NFL at face value.
Face Values Since 1967
Have steadily risen.
Super Bowl XLVII: $1,015
After SB XLVII, New Orleans will tie Miami for the record of most big games hosted.
New Orleans (10), Miami (10), and greater Los Angeles (7) have hosted 27 of the 47 games.
For Everyone Else: The Secondary Market
Average Resale Prices
Cheapest Ticket Sold = $982 for an upper-level seat sold on January 21, .
Priciest Ticket Sold = $10,912 for a Loge Club seat sold on January 22, .
Secondary market tickets are selling at an average of $625 less than they were last year.
Average Price By Section
Plaza - Club = $6,325
Loge - Club = $5,075
Plaza = $3,455
Loge = $3,134
Upper Level = $2,315
This will be the 7th Super Bowl to be played at the Superdome.
Still considering going to The Big Game?
Join an unexpected record television audience watching the game on Sunday.
Total US Viewers:
2007 = 148 million
2008 = 151 million
2009 = 153 million
2010 = 162 million
2011 = 166 million
What is your budget for the trip?
Tight Budget (The path of saving money):
Flight to Houston, Texas – 5 hours from New Orleans
From Baltimore = $428
From San Francisco = $499
Cheapest Hotel, 1Hr From Stadium
Motel 6, Baton Rouge = $142 ($42 x 3 nights)
3-Day Rental Car and Gas
Nissan Versa = $131 ($17/day + $80 in gas)
Cheapest Seat = $1,982
From Baltimore = $2,683
From San Francisco = $2,754
No Budget (The path of convenience):
Non-stop Flight to New Orleans
From Baltimore = $1,575
From San Francisco = $3,062
Hotel Near Stadium With Availability
Wyndham La Belle Maison, New Orleans = $4,338 ($1446 x 3 nights)
Great Seat, 50YD Line = $6,200
From Baltimore = $12,113
From San Francisco = $13,600
By taking the money-saving route, you can take care of lodging, transportation & airfare combined for the price of one plane ticket to New Orleans.
Airfare and lodging in New Orleans is currently the same price as a 50-yard line seat at the big game.
And the craziest number yet
The price one suite was listed at for the Big Game = $406,000
That's enough cash to buy:
- 50,750 Pat O'Brien's hurricanes
- 8 premium Saints season tickets for the next 17 seasons
- A private island in Belize
- A flying car
- Or 4 Mercedes Benz G-Class SUVs
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