After dipping on Monday to its lowest asking price since Championship Sunday, the cost of a Super Bowl LII ticket has increased by more than $1,400 this week. As of Thursday, three days before kickoff, the average asking price on the secondary market was $6,743, according to data from TicketIQ.com.
That price is lower than it was earlier in the week, but as of Thursday, was the second-highest average asking price three days out and will likely be the second-highest ticket overall this decade. Since TicketIQ.com began tracking data in 2011, only 2015’s Seahawks-Patriots game had a higher price – the Thursday before that game, the average asking price was $8,105 and the final price for the game was $9,722. There was a busted market for tickets in 2015 and the average asking price for tickets peaked at more than $11,000 in the week leading up to the game.
Prices for Sunday’s Patriots-Eagles affair in Minneapolis have fluctuated throughout the week, starting at $5,339 on Monday when there were 1,688 tickets available on the secondary market and rising as high as $6,922 on Tuesday. As of Thursday, there were 1,626 tickets still available, according to TicketIQ.com.
By comparison, the next highest average asking price the Thursday before the game was $4,841 in 2016 for the Panthers-Broncos game and there were 4,396 tickets still available. The final price for that game was $4,625 and only 318 tickets went unsold.
Overall inventory on the secondary market is the lowest it’s been this decade.
Update: As inventory begins to fall, prices for Super Bowl LII tickets on the secondary market are starting to inch up. After hitting a peak average asking price of $9,060 following Championship Sunday and then falling to $6,777 on Jan. 24, prices have increased $165 through the week. As of Friday morning, according to TicketIQ.com, the average asking price for a ticket to the see the Patriots play the Eagles on Feb. 4 in Minneapolis was $6,942. Ticket inventory had dropped from 1,940 tickets on Jan. 24 to 2,434 by Friday (Jan. 26) morning.
Tickets for this Super Bowl look to be one of the most expensive in the history of the game, In 2017, the average asking price for a ticket 10 days before the game was $5,508 and in 2016, prices were $5,962. The next highest price 10 days out, according to TicketIQ.com, was $6,103 in 2015. Prices for that game settled at $9,722.
Conversely, the get-in price for Super Bowl LII has dropped to $3,100 from $4,370 Monday. The price has been trending down all week.
Prices Of Super Bowl LII Tickets Drop 25% In Last 72 Hours
History tells us that prices for big events drop as the event gets closer. Super Bowl LII is the perfect example.
If you want a ticket to the Patriots-Eagles matchup on Feb. 4, now may be the time to swoop in and snag your seat – after all ticket prices have dropped from a high asking price of $9,060 following Championship Sunday to $6,777 as of Jan. 24. The drop is the result of a relative flood of tickets into the secondary market, according to TicketIQ.com. The recent influx of 600 new tickets represents a 75 percent increase in the number of tickets available, and in turn, has pushed the average asking price down 25 percent while the get-in price has fallen 38 percent ($5,043 Sunday to $3,390 Wednesday).
The Super Bowl will feature the New England Patriots making an NFL record 10th appearance in the game, after they defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Championship. The Philadelphia Eagles are making their third Super Bowl appearance after manhandling the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship.
Super Bowl LII on Feb. 4 in Minneapolis is a rematch of the 2005 edition, in which the Patriots beat Philadelphia, 24-21. New England quarterback Tom Brady, who will be playing in his eighth Super Bowl, won his second ring in that game.
The amount of tickets available for the Super Bowl is still the lowest since TicketIQ.com began tracking data in 2010. There are now nearly 1,500 tickets available on the secondary market, as compared to 2,163 at the same point last year and 5,191 in 2016. So while the price is dropping, it remains the highest in history, though the gap is actively closing on that claim, with 2016's game averaging $6,067 at this time and the cheapest ticket for 2016 being slightly higher at $3,630.
For Super Bowl LII, the get-in price of $3,390 is more expensive than the average asking price for four of the Super Bowls this decade.
The face value of Super Bowl tickets has also risen with demand, according to TicketIQ.com. When the Patriots and Eagles last played for a Super Bowl, ticket prices on the primary market started at $500. This time around, the lowest face-value ticket is $950. That increase plus demand has bled over into the secondary market, making Super Bowl LII tickets 300 percent more expensive than the cheapest average ticket since 2010. In addition, the NFL has helped push the cost of prices up by rolling out NFL On Location and its PrimeSport.com division, allowing the league to sell more tickets on the primary market, leaving fewer available to secondary market sellers. The result last weekend was an inventory valued at approximately $10 million vs. 2015, when the inventory was valued at a high of $40 million.
While ticket prices have been dropping, the cost to get to the game has been steadily rising. As of Friday, the cheapest airline ticket on Priceline.com from Philadelphia was $972. That number is now $1,170. The cost from Boston was $725, but is currently $925. Both flight schedules assume a Feb. 2 departure and Feb. 5 return. As for hotel stays, Priceline.com on Monday had three-night hotel stays available for $292 per night, but that has risen to $315. If all that seems a bit overwhelming, NFLOnLocation.com and PrimeSport.com teamed together to offer package deals with verified tickets, hotel, flight, game transportation, and team-specific all-you-can-eat/drink pre-game parties for both the Eagles and Patriots.
Based on data from TicketIQ.com, both the Eagles and Patriots will travel well – 15 percent of the company’s Super Bowl ticket shoppers have been from Philadelphia over the last three days. New York (9.5 percent), New Jersey (9 percent) and Massachusetts (7 percent) round out the top four states with the most shoppers.
Whether you’re an Eagles or a Patriots fan, TicketIQ.com can help you get the best seat for your dollar. Among our Low Price Guarantee listings, a pair of tickets high up in the corner of the end zone in Section 303 could be had for $3,500 while a ticket in the 5th row near the 50-yard line in Section V3 was listed for $18,900.
Super Bowl LII Tickets Now Over $8000 On Secondary Market
When it comes to Super Bowl tickets, prices are going up, up, up. Never mind that the Jacksonville Jaguars have never been to the Super Bowl or that when the Jaguars beat the Steelers last week a chance for an All-Pennsylvania Super Bowl evaporated. As the NFL’s marquee event gets closer and closer, excitement is swelling and ticket prices are increasing.
According to data from TicketIQ.com, the average asking price of a Super Bowl LII ticket has skyrocketed from $6,045 45 days out to $8,041 with a little over two weeks until the big game on Feb. 4 in Minneapolis.
Who will the competitors be? We’ll know by Sunday night if the New England Patriots will have a shot at repeating or if the the Minnesota Vikings will become the first team in NFL history to play for a Super Bowl trophy on their home field. The AFC entry will be crowned first after the Jaguars, who are making only their third Conference Championship appearance in franchise history, play at the top-seeded Patriots, who will be trying for their third Super Bowl appearance in four years. The game kicks off at 3:05 p.m. ET at Foxborough’s Gillette Stadium.
Just five hours down I-95 in Philadelphia, the Vikings will take a shot at making history when they play the Eagles, the No. 1 seed in the NFC. The Eagles haven’t been to the NFC Championship since 2008 and haven’t hosted the game since 2004. Philadelphia has made it to two Super Bowls, but lost both times. The Vikings, 0-4 in Super Bowl tries, are playing in their second NFC Championship of the century. But the real hype around the Vikings is their shot at playing for the NFL’s biggest prize at home — a situation that would give them a bevy of advantages never before experienced by a Super Bowl competitor. The NFC Championship kicks off at 6:40 p.m. ET.
Super Bowl LII Tickets Averaging Over $6000 On Secondary Market
Purchasing Super Bowl tickets has never been for the feint of heart – at least when it comes to money. Since 2010, when TicketIQ.com began tracking data, the average price of a game ticket has been at least $2,679. And these days, that number seems cheap.
With 45 days to go before Super Bowl LII, the average asking price on the secondary market is $6,045. And that’s without even knowing who will play in the game. From a ticket-selling – and television – perspective, some teams are preferable to others. As an example, three of the top five most expensive games since 2010 included the New England Patriots, including the most expensive game, the 2015 matchup with the Seattle Seahawks, for which prices settled at $6,104. Forty-five days out, the average asking price for those same tickets was $3,359.
The next four most expensive games were 2016 Panthers-Broncos game ($4,828), the 2012 Giants-Patriots game ($4,214), last year’s Falcons-Patriots affair ($4,139) and 2011’s Packers-Steelers game ($3,621). Tickets to all but one of those games could have been had for less at the 45-day mark. The only ticket that dropped was Super Bowl LI, when the 45-day asking price was $10,154. But prices likely dropped when the Falcons eliminated the Seahawks in an NFC Divisional game, precluding a rematch of the 2015 Super Bowl. The Falcons went on to beat the Packers in the NFC Championship to get to the Super Bowl for only the second time in franchise history.
Another factor that can play into ticket prices is availability of tickets. At the 45-day mark, there are currently 989 tickets available on TicketIQ as compared to a whopping 7,161 in 2015, 2,311 in 2014 or at the other end of the scale, only 153 in 2016.
Should fans wait until the last minute to buy a ticket? That’s a tricky game. There have certainly been instances when the average list price on the day of the game was less than at the 45-day out mark, but other than last year’s swoon, that difference came down to a few hundred dollars on a ticket that cost thousands. But there are generally thousands of tickets available as late as game day, including as many as 5,612 for the 2012 Giants-Patriots Super Bowl in Indianapolis and 5,441 for the 2016 Panthers-Broncos matchup in San Francisco.
As of Dec. 21, fans could buy a ticket to get into the game at Minneapolis’ U.S. Bank Stadium for as little as $3,285. But should the match-up end up being an All-Pennsylvania affair, featuring the Eagles and Steelers, or if the Vikings make it to the Super Bowl or if the Patriots get a chance to try to win back-to-back championships, prices will only rise
Prices for 2017 Super Bowl Tickets Firmly On the Rise
(UPDATE 2/3/17) We're just two days removed from kickoff, and ticket prices for Super Bowl LI are climbing on the resale market.
On TicketIQ, the average resale price for Super Bowl LI tickets is now $4,900. That marks a 30 percent increase over the last 72 hours ($3,764 on Tuesday morning). Average price is now at its highest point since January 24 ($5,902). Fans looking to just get past the gates at NRG Stadium on Sunday can find the cheapest Super Bowl tickets for $2,530 each in the 600 endzone sections of the stadium.
With prices continuing to increase as we draw closer to Super Bowl Sunday, now is the time to buy tickets. Both average price and get-in price have steadily risen over the last two days, and it appears that each will continue to do so as quantity dissipates.The low quantity and, more specifically, low amount of tickets in the Upper Level is driving get-in price up the past few days. 40 percent of remaining inventory is in the 100s level, 26 percent in the 300s level, 13 percent in the 500s level and 23 percent in the 600s level.
So, what are you waiting for? Grab your Super Bowl LI tickets today before you're priced out of the Big Game.
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Prices Beginning to Increase for 2017 Super Bowl Tickets
(UPDATE 2/1/17) Heads up, Super Bowl ticket buyers - the market is starting to tick back up in the days prior to kickoff.
With Super Bowl LI just four days away, ticket prices are increasing on the resale market. 2017 Super Bowl tickets on TicketIQ now own an average resale price of $4,243, up 4 percent from Tuesday afternoon's record low of $4,062. Get-in price has shot back up over the last 24 hours as well and now sits at $2,043 (up from Tuesday's $1,663 get-in).
Credit Tuesday's price drop to the influx of ticket quantity on the resale market. While this year's Super Bowl still owns the least amount of available tickets TicketIQ has ever tracked, nearly 600 tickets hit the market between Monday and Tuesday, resulting in an average and get-in price drop. Quantity has dropped back to just over 2,700 as of Wednesday morning, which has allowed prices to increase slightly over the last 24 hours.
The solution for those still on the fringe of buying? Consider purchasing your tickets soon, as prices may continue to increase over the next four days.
With Prices for Super Bowl LI Tickets Dropping, Now May Be the Best Time to Buy
(UPDATE 1/30/17) Super Bowl LI is just days away, and now may be the time to get your hands on tickets to the Big Game in Houston.
Resale ticket prices continued to tumble over the weekend, with both average price and get-in price reaching their lowest price points yet this year. On TicketIQ the average resale price for Super Bowl LI tickets is now $4,417, marking a 9 percent drop from Friday's $4,854 average. The cheapest tickets are currently listed from $2,116 in the 600s corner section of NRG Stadium.
Even though prices have dropped with the increase in number of tickets, quantity remains historically low for Sunday's game. The perception that waiting until the eleventh hour to purchase tickets at the cheapest price points may not hold true this season, however. On Location Experiences, the official ticketing and traveling partner of the NFL, may forgo releasing more tickets to the public over the next seven days in order to "untrain" fans from making last-minute purchases.
Nearly half of the remaining available inventory (43 percent) is in the 100s level. That gives fans interested in those sections more wiggle room to work with as prices could continue to fall. For fans looking to just get in on Sunday, though, a decision to buy should be made sooner rather than later as less inventory remains in the upper sections of the stadium. That being said, now could be the best time to take advantage while the market continues to fall.
Number of Tickets Is Now Higher Than Get-In Price for Super Bowl LI Tickets
(UPDATE 1/27/17) The waiting game is paying off for fans looking to purchase Super Bowl LI tickets.
Not only have prices continued to fall since Sunday's Conference Championship Games, but another interesting trend has also developed. As of Friday afternoon, the number of available resale tickets was higher than the cheapest ticket price.
Super Bowl LI tickets are now averaging $4,854, marking a 20 percent tumble from Sunday night's average of $6,091. It is the cheapest averaged tracked for this year's game thus far. Perhaps more noteworthy is the opposing inventory and get-in trends, however. Just over 2,600 Super Bowl tickets are now available for purchase on TicketIQ. The cheapest available ticket is now listed from $2,392.
Should this year follow a similar price trend to Super Bowl XLVI (Super Bowl XLIX - the Patriots' last Super Bowl appearance - was the result of a busted market), average price will drop another 31 percent while get-in tumbles 43 percent leading up to Super Bowl Sunday. That would make for a day-of-game average of $3,349 and $1,363 get-in price - the cheapest price points since Super Bowl XLVII between the Ravens and 49ers ($3,152 avg./$1,062 get-in)
Super Bowl LI Tickets Averaging Over $6,000 Following Conference Championship Round
(ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED 1/22/17) It's official: the Atlanta Falcons will battle the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI.
Sunday's Conference Championship games were blowout affairs in Atlanta and Foxboro, as the Falcons cruised past the Green Bay Packers while the Patriots decimated the Pittsburgh Steelers. The two teams will meet at NRG Stadium in Houston on February 5th for rights to hoist the Lombardi Trophy, and Super Bowl tickets on the resale market won't be cheap.
Following the Patriots' win in the AFC Championship Game, Super Bowl LI tickets on TicketIQ were averaging $6,091. That makes it the second most expensive Super Bowl on average since at least 2010, when TicketIQ began tracking resale ticket data. The cheapest Super Bowl LI tickets are currently going for $3,046 each in the 600 sections of the stadium. Take a look at where Super Bowl ticket prices have stacked up since 2010 below:
While this year's prices don't come close to rivaling Super Bowl XLIX, 2015's game in Arizona was the product of a busted market where brokers failed to fulfill exorbitantly-priced listings. Perhaps good news for fans, prices for Super Bowl LI tickets have dropped considerably over the last several weeks. Prior to the divisional round Super Bowl LI tickets were averaging $10,505, marking a 42 percent dip on average since then. Below is a weekly price trend for Super Bowl LI:
The Falcons head to their first Super Bowl since Super Bowl XXXIII in 1999, where they fell to the Denver Broncos at Pro Player Stadium in Miami. It will be their second Super Bowl appearance in franchise history. The Patriots will play in their record ninth Super Bowl and seek their fifth Super Bowl win.