49ers Reveal SBL Price Tags for New Stadium
Following in the footsteps of a number of high profile NFL teams with new stadiums, the San Francisco 49ers announced the price tags for what they are calling Stadium Builder Licenses (SBL). The SBL gives fans the right to buy tickets for premium seats at the 49ers new stadium in Santa Ana, which will break ground in the Spring of 2012 and is targeted to open for the 2014-2015 season.
With the 49ers leaving Candlestick Park in a couple of years, fans are looking at a hefty price tag for a SBL. The team is currently charging between $20,000 and $30,000 for one of the licenses. The buyer of the SBL is looking at $325 to $375 per ticket per game. Cha ching!
The majority of the SBL packages will cost in the $20,000 to $30,000 range but there will also be a minimal number of packages available at $80,000 per seat.
The SBL is similar to the Personal Seat License that several NFL teams, including the New York Giants and Jets and the Dallas Cowboys, have implemented with their lucrative new stadiums just opening. The process started well advance of the stadium opening for actual games.
The timing of the SBL news comes at an ideal time for the franchise. With the 49ers defeating the favorite New Orleans Saints for a spot in the NFC Championship against the New York Giants and the chance to go to the Super Bowl, team executives and fans are riding extremely high.
For the majority of fans, the 49ers had good news as ticket prices will be frozen for the 2012-2013 season.
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Credits: San Jose Mercury News