After nine weeks of the NFL season, it’s the Arizona Cardinals with the best record in the league currently in first place in the NFC West Division with a 7-1 record. Things are looking good for the Cardinals at the moment with the Settle Seahawks struggling and the NFC East suffering from injuries at quarterback, the Cardinals can put themselves in position to become the No. 1 seed in the NFC and host a home Super Bowl as the game will take place at the University of Phoenix Stadium in February. We posted an article on the subject on Forbes earlier this week. Here is some of that article:
That currently makes it the fourth most expensive Super Bowl over the past six seasons, but the average price tends to increase as the game gets closer. The price could even increase more if the Cardinals were to become the first team to ever play in a Super Bowl in their home stadium.
In terms of ticket prices, a Cardinals appearance in the Super Bowl would be unprecedented not just because they would be the first team to accomplish the feat, but over the past six seasons no team has even come close. Since TicketIQ began keeping track of secondary market data in 2010, no NFL team has finished the season with a record above .500 in the same season its home venue held the Super Bowl. With one more win this year, the Cardinals would tie last season’s New York Jets with the highest win total in such a season at eight games.
The Cardinals are also an interesting case because secondary market prices are not relatively high to begin with for home games. Since 2010, secondary market prices for Arizona Cardinals tickets have been on the less expensive side when compared to the rest of the league. The most expensive average price at University of Phoenix Stadium was $413.66 against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 17 of last season.
For more on Super Bowl venues, check out this post from earlier in the week.