New England Patriots Super Bowl Ticket Price Trends
Despite the New England Patriots heading to their seventh Super Bowl of the Tom Brady era, demand is still high from Pats fans looking to make their way down to NRG Stadium in Houston for Super Bowl 51.
Since the matchup was set on Sunday, 18 percent of those looking for tickets to the game have come from Massachusetts. In total 24 percent is coming from New England. However, this is being outpaced by the demand from fans in Georgia, where 25 percent of fans looking at tickets have come from.
The average resale price right now is $5,100, which if it holds at this spot would make it the most in-demand Super Bowl SeatGeek has ever seen. However, in five of the past six years we have seen prices drop in the weeks between the conference championship games and the Super Bowl. Patriots fans have seen both sides of that, in 2015 they saw the prices rise, while in 2012 the price paid for a ticket after the conference championship was 12 percent lower than those before the conference championship.
Listing prices have held pretty steady so far, they have only dropped four percent since the matchup was set. As seen in the Super Bowl Ticket Tracker there is often a signifiant drop in prices leading up to the game, so Pats fans can be on the lookout for that.
The Patriots enter the game at the favorites, coming off a 36-17 victory against the Steelers in the AFC Championship game.
While some fans may think that Pats fans have tired of winning Super Bowls, it would seem as though this year’s game has an extra level of drama after the Tom Brady suspension situation. As noted on many newscasts in the past few days, many fans are heading to Houston in the hopes of seeing Roger Goodell hand the Vince Lombardi trophy to the Patriots.
The Pats will take on an Atlanta Falcons team that has never previously won a Super Bowl, and has a very dynamic offense, especially on a turf field. The game is set to kick off at 5:30 p.m. local time on February 5, 2017.
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