Super Bowl XLVIII Tickets Drop Almost 25% Since Last Week

As Super Bowl week starts and the excitement for the game rises, the prices for Super Bowl tickets are starting to drop. After the Conference Championship Games, Super Bowl XVLIII was on pace to be the most expensive Super Bowl in recent memory. Now, less than a week away, we could be looking at the least expensive Super Bowl in the past five seasons.

Super Bowl tickets currently have an average price of of $3,019.99 on the secondary market, which is down 24.65% from the $4,007.73 price at 9am on Conference Championship Sunday. The get-in price has also dropped 37.38% to $1,392 from $2,233 in that same time frame. While the average listed price is still over $3,000, the average price of a purchased ticket is $2,862.26.

The get-in price would put fans in the upper end zone, but tickets for other sections are only a little more expensive. The Mezzanine level has a $1,781 price for the cheapest available ticket, down 39.89% since Conference Championship Sunday. In the Lower level, the cheapest seat is $1,870, a 40.29% decrease from before either team clinched a spot in the game. The most expensive single seat in the stadium is available in the Lower Club for $25,700. Those wanting to attend the game while not submitting themselves to the dangers of bad weather could look into purchasing a suite. The most expensive suite is currently listed for $686,000, with the cheapest suite available at $238,000. For a better idea of all of these seats, check out our MetLife Stadium seating chart.

Prices might not drop much more than this, so now could be the most opportune time to strike and buy tickets. With prices much less expensive than they were even a week ago, demand could start to increase before the price is able to rise again before the game. For fans wanting to acquire a ticket for the game, it would be beneficial to make the purchase before the supply starts to dwindle.

For people in the city for the Super Bowl and looking for other events to take in while in the Big Apple you have many options. Tonight, Billy Joel kicks off his Madison Square Garden residency. Prices for Billy Joel tickets tonight are currently averaging $254 per seat (-31% this week) with a get-in price of $36. The Knicks have three home games at Madison Square Garden this week; Tuesday against the Celtics (Avg: $153), Wednesday vs the Cleveland Cavaliers ($158), and then Saturday against the World Champion Miami Heat ($596). The New York Rangers have two games this week against the crosstown rival Islanders. First, they continue the NHL's Stadium Series with a Wednesday night game at Yankee Stadium ($229), then they host the Isles at MSG on Friday ($249). The Black Keys are performing at The Roseland Ballroom on Friday for a special intimate performance with a very limited number of seats available. The Black Keys tickets are currently averaging $399 per seat. Besides all that, you can see UFC 169 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on Saturday night, any of the hit Broadway shows, and of course you can head to one of the many Super Bowl parties in the area.

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