Taylor Swift More Popular Than Ever in Nashville
Although Taylor Swift departed from her country roots long ago, it hasn’t seemed to negatively affect her popularity in the city that helped launch her career. The singer will perform at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN, on Friday and Saturday, and ticket prices for the event have never been higher. In fact, according to secondary market data, there has been a 97% lift in get-in prices since she last performed there in 2013. (In 2013 tickets averaged $156; in 2011 just $126.)
Despite Bridgestone Arena hosting concerts by the Eagles, Paul McCartney, Beyonce, George Strait and many others over the five years, no individual performer at the venue has been as popular as Swift on the secondary market. In fact, the only events at the arena that have been more expensive than Swift’s two shows this weekend are the CMA Awards of the past five years. The building’s regular tenants, the Nashville Predators, haven’t had a game with an average resale price of more than $150 since at least 2010.
Ticket to Taylor Swift at the Bridgestone Arena
With an average resale price of $318 for Saturday’s show and $297 for Friday’s show, Swift’s two Nashville shows are her 8th and 13th most expensive stops this year. Her most expensive performance was in Los Angeles Aug. 23, when the average resale price was $358. Fans in Fargo, North Dakota have the best deal, as the average resale price for that show is only $162 a ticket.
Fans who waited until the last minute to buy tickets are going to have to spend significantly more, as prices have risen in the months leading up to the show. Back in March we had tickets for Friday’s show for less than $110, but now the cheapest seats we have remaining cost $313.
Average Ticket Prices for Taylor Swift in Nashville
Tickets in the pit and on the floor are by far the most expensive spots for the show, with average resale prices of $915 and $484 respectively. Fans saved themselves some money if they opted to sit in the upper level, as those tickets have an average resale price of $203 each.
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