Now that the Super Bowl 50 matchup has been set between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos, fans have started to hit the secondary market in the search of Super Bowl tickets. With so much surrounding the Super Bowl, other than just the game itself, below is the complete Super Bowl 50 Tickets Buying Guide, along with other tips for managing your way through Super Bowl week in the Bay Area.
The current average price for Super Bowl 50 tickets is $4,884.94 on the secondary market. The get-in price is currently $3,080, Both prices make it the second most expensive Super Bowl on the secondary market behind last year's game.
Below are the get-in prices for separate parts of the stadium:
400s Level: $3,080
300s Level: $3,250
200s Level: $3,334
100s Level: $3,575
Here's a look at how the ticket prices have trended on the secondary market since the matchup was set.
Super Bowl 50 will be played at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, home of the San Francisco 49ers. This will be the first Super Bowl held at the stadium in only the venue’s second year of existence. The capacity of the stadium is 68,500, but is expandable to 75,000 with standing room. The record for attendance so far at a Levi’s Stadium sporting event came last March for WrestleMania 31, which held 76,976 fans. During this past summer’s Fare Thee Well concerts for The Grateful Dead, 83,000 were able to be packed in the stadium.
By the design of the stadium, approximately 2/3 of attendees are placed in the lower bowl. The luxury suites and boxes are mostly on just one side of the field, which allows fans in the upper level on the opposite side to be closer to the action.
According to Priceline.com, here are the current costs for roundtrip airfare from the two participating teams' cities, hotel rates in the Bay Area and rental car costs.
- Denver-San Jose $857-$1,560
- Denver-San Francisco $707-$1,510
- Charlotte-San Jose $905-$1,052
- Charlotte-San Francisco $496-$2,495
- Santa Clara – 4-stars $243-$1,999; 3-stars $169-$799
- San Francisco – 4-stars $199-$1,309; 3-stars $125-$879
- At San Jose airport, $51-$79/day
- At San Francisco airport, $36-$130/day
Travel Tips from Priceline: Airfare from both team cities is cheaper into San Francisco but, once you toss in a rental car, San Jose may be the better bet. Fans going to the game should book their airfare as soon as possible. I expect the cheaper seats in the range will be snapped up quickly and we’re quickly getting into last-minute ticket territory. On the hotel side, 4-stars in Silicon Valley are getting scarce, but 3-star inventory still looks good. 4-stars not quite as tight in San Francisco, but much better odds landing a reasonable 3-star room.
To the Stadium:
Trains and a light rail have stops close to the stadium, at the Great America station. VTA Light Rail, ACE and Amtrak trains stop at or near the station giving public transportation for fans on gameday.
Around San Francisco/Santa Clara:
Commuter trains such as ACE, BART, Caltrain, and Capitol Corridor will be running to bring people all around Northern California. San Francisco Municipal Transit Authority will be operating several pieces of public transportation such as Muni buses and the San Francisco cable cars.
Uber will be the exclusive ride-hail app of Super Bowl 50. In past years, Uber was banned from rides during the Super Bowl due to traffic restrictions, but with the sponsorship, the company will be able to offer rides throughout the events. For the actual game, Uber will have an exclusive zone in Red Lot 5, a 15-minute walk from the stadium. However, there will be no tailgating allowed in that zone.
For those outside Santa Clara, Rally Bus will be offering busses from San Francisco and Sacramento. To find out more about the offering, check here.
Parking for the game will be controlled by ParkMobile. Permits are on sale now through the official website and the call center is open 24 hours a day, seven days per week at 408-556-7755.
Do’s and Dont’s:
The following is a list of prohibited items at Super Bowl City in San Francisco:
- Bags larger than 18” x 18” in size
- Bikes, pedicabs, roller skates, roller blades, skateboards, “Razor” style boards, Segway personal transports, hover boards, or any other self-propelled device
- Coolers or containers
- Firearms, fireworks & explosives
- Sticks, rods, bars or poles of any kind
- Dangerous weapons including any type of edged weapon to include knives, impact weapons and electric pulse weapons
- Flags or banners with poles and non-approved commercial signage
- Sprays & pepper sprays
- Laser pointers - Stunning devices
- Shopping carts
- Demonstration articles or items including tents
- Offensive weapons
- Folding chairs or lawn chairs
- Illegal drugs or substances
- Smoking cigarettes or e-cigarettes, chewing tobacco
- Radios, walkie talkies, jammers, scanners
- Portable speakers
- Wireless access points
- Hazardous and toxic materials
- Pets and animals will not be permitted through the site during Super Bowl City opening hours except for service and support animals, such as guide dogs, assisting those with disabilities
- Any item deemed inappropriate or hazardous by Super Bowl City security
As is the case with all Super Bowl week festivities, there will be plenty of parties during the week, and especially the Saturday night before the game. Those include the DirecTV Party on Thursday night featuring Dave Matthews Band, the Playboy Party on Friday night with Alesso, Pepsi Friday Night with Pharrell. On Saturday, Rolling Stone, Maxim and DirecTV will host parties.
There are countless restaurants around the Bay Area, each will a unique offering. The San Francisco Chronicle put together a Top 100 list of restaurants in the Bay Area in 2015.
GolfLink lists 38 golf courses around the San Francisco area, including two Top 100 courses, though both are private. TPC Harding Park is the favorite among public courses for many, located on 99 Harding Road in San Francisco.
The official SF Bay Super Bowl committee has a full calendar of events during the week, which can be found here.