Are you ready for some football?
The cancellation of the Hall of Fame Game in Canton may have put a damper on the official start of the 2016 NFL season last Sunday, but have no fear, football fans – the action officially kicks off tonight with six preseason games across the country. And while teams give us an early look into what’s in store for the upcoming season, several games are posting big demand for tickets on the secondary market through the weekend.
Check out the top-priced NFL Preseason Week 1 games below, according to data provided by TicketIQ:
8/13/16 Los Angeles Rams vs. Dallas Cowboys | Avg. Price: $146.28 | Get-in: $60
The Los Angeles Rams will return to their former stomping grounds at LA Coliseum beginning this season, making the 1,800-mile trek west from St. Louis. It appears anticipation is through the roof for Rams home games this season, and the team’s first official home game against the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday will be the most expensive preseason game this week. The average resale price for Los Angeles Rams tickets on TicketIQ against the Cowboys is $146.28. If looking just to get in, the cheapest ticket is now listed from $60.
8/11/16 Chicago Bears vs. Denver Broncos | Avg. Price: $145 | Get-in: $54
Despite a lackluster season in 2015, the Chicago Bears will again pack a punch on the secondary ticket market for home games at Soldier Field this season. The team will take on the defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos tonight, and Chicago Bears tickets on the secondary market against the Broncos are averaging $145. The cheapest tickets are priced from $54 each.
8/12/16 Arizona Cardinals vs. Oakland Raiders | Avg. Price: $90 | Get-in: $44
Heading back out west, the Arizona Cardinals will take on the Oakland Raiders at University of Phoenix Stadium on Friday night. In what will be the third most expensive preseason game this week, the average secondary market price for Arizona Cardinals tickets on TicketIQ is $90 against the Raiders. Looking to just get past the gates? The cheapest tickets are listed at $44 each.
8/11/16 New England Patriots vs. New Orleans Saints | Avg. Price: $88.05 | Get-in: $39
Don’t expect to see Tom Brady play at Gillette Stadium tonight. The controversial star, who will serve a four-game suspension beginning in Week 1, will sit during the New England Patriots’ game against the New Orleans Saints tonight. Still, even without Brady under center, Patriots tickets at Gillette Stadium are posting big price points. Tickets are currently averaging $88.05 with a get-in price of $39 just hours before kickoff.
8/12/16 New York Giants vs. Miami Dolphins | Avg. Price: $72.36 | Get-in: $17
Rounding out this week’s top-priced preseason games will be a Friday night battle between the New York Giants and Miami Dolphins at MetLife Stadium. Big Blue struggled last season, going just 6-10 and missing the playoffs for the fourth consecutive year. As it stands now the average price for tickets to Friday’s game is $72.36 and the cheapest tickets are $17 each on the secondary market.