Over the next two weeks, TicketIQ will break down secondary market ticket prices for each NFL team during the 2016 season. Today’s focus will be on the NFC East, where the new-look Giants dominate the division in terms of resale ticket demand.
2015 was a down season in the NFC East. The division’s cumulative record of 26-38 was the second worst in the NFL, just one game behind the league-worst AFC South (25-39). However, there is reason to believe that several teams will be fighting for a playoff spot come December, as big-name signings by the New York Giants and the recuperating Dallas Cowboys look to give the defending champion Washington Redskins a run this season.
Check out each team’s ticket price breakdown below, according to data provided by TicketIQ:
New York Giants | Average Home Price in 2016: $321 | % Change from 2015: +15%
Not only will the new-look Giants welcome CB Janoris Jenkins, DE Olivier Vernon and DT Damon Harrison to MetLife Stadium this season, but also new head coach Ben McAdoo, who replaces Tom Coughlin. Such notable changes both on the field and within management have allowed Giants tickets on TicketIQ to increase 15% on average from 2015. The average resale price for tickets at MetLife Stadium this season is now $321, the seventh most expensive average in the league.
The Giants will play their most expensive home game against the Cowboys on December 11. That game currently owns a resale average of $405, up 26% over the team’s season average, and the cheapest ticket is listed from $138. Those hoping to attend the cheapest Giants home game this season see it come against the Cincinnati Bengals on November 14, where tickets are averaging $240 and the get-in price is $82.
Dallas Cowboys | Average Home Price in 2016: $303 | % Change from 2015: +1%
Few expected the Cowboys to drop off as radically as they did in 2015, going just 4-12 after claiming the division a season prior. Still, even with such a down year, the team is still posting one of the highest ticket averages in the league on the secondary market. As it stands now the average resale price for Cowboys tickets at AT&T Stadium is $303, just about where the team stood last year coming off its divisional championship.
The top-priced game in Arlington this season comes on September 11 against the Giants. Tickets to the rivalry game are averaging $373 and the cheapest tickets are $133 each. A December 18 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be the cheapest game at AT&T Stadium with a $246 average and $44 get-in price.
Washington Redskins | Average Home Price in 2016: $238 | % Change from 2015: +12%
A big 2015 season and the departure of Robert Griffin III has officially set the Kirk Cousins era in D.C., and Washington’s potential franchise quarterback will look to push his team back into the playoffs this season. The team’s divisional championship last season has impacted the secondary ticket market, with Redskins tickets on TicketIQ now averaging $238, up 12% from the 2015 season.
The Cowboys will again be a top-priced opponent when they visit FedEx Field on September 18. Fans with plans to attend the game will find tickets averaging $351 and the get-in price listed from $148. On November 13 the Redskins take on the Minnesota Vikings in their cheapest home game. That game is currently averaging $167 and the get-in price is $35.
Philadelphia Eagles | Average Home Price in 2016: $247 | % Change from 2015: +7%
The Eagles selected QB Carson Wentz out of North Dakota with the second pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Wentz is the Eagles’ future under center, but Sam Bradford is expected to take the reins again during the 2016 season. The departure of Demarco Murray leaves the backfield wide open for Ryan Mathews, who will have some piece of mind knowing that he will, at least initially, be the Eagles’ starting running back. Even though the team finished with a 7-9 record, Eagles tickets at Lincoln Financial Field are still up 7% on the secondary market this season, owning an average price of $247.
A September 25 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers will be the most expensive Eagles home game this season. Tickets for the game currently own a secondary market average of $373 and a $131 get-in price. On the opposite side of the financial spectrum, the Eagles’ November 13 game against the Atlanta Falcons will be the cheapest game in Philadelphia this season, with tickets averaging $198 and the get-in price starting at $84.