AFC Championship Most Expensive in 11 Years
Sunday marks the 2016 AFC Championship Game, which will determine whether the Pats or Broncos are heading to this year’s Super Bowl. Held at the Sports Authority Field in Denver, CO, the upcoming matchup is the most expensive AFC game in the last five years (since SeatGeek began tracking the secondary market).
Currently, the average resale price for tickets is $621, markedly higher than last year’s AFC Championship game between the Colts and Pats, which averaged $453. Since 2011, here’s how the games have stacked up.
Avg. Resale Ticket Price for AFC Championship Game
|Matchup||Year||Avg. Resale Ticket Price|
|Colts at Patriots||2015||$453.00|
|Patriots at Broncos||2014||$531.00|
|Ravens at Patriots||2013||$397.00|
|Ravens at Patriots||2012||$338.00|
|Jets at Steelers||2011||$418.00|
If you are guffawing at the steep $621 price, then consider yourself lucky for not purchasing last Sunday, when they were averaging a whopping $839. If you’re less picky about where you’re sitting and just want to get in the door, you can find some nosebleed seats for less than $250 (as if the elevation in Colorado isn’t high enough).
So who’s actually buying these pricey tix? Unsurprisingly, 43 percent of buyers are from Colorado, where only 5 percent are from Massachusetts. This makes sense, considering a flight for Pats fans alone would cost a pretty penny.
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