Carson Wentz’s return and a Super Bowl victory are driving the average asking price of 2018 Philadelphia Eagles ticket prices to an all-time high. According to data from TicketIQ.com, the secondary average market asking price of $368 is the highest since the company began tracking data in 2011. And that number is more than double the cost of a ticket to Lincoln Financial Field at the start of the decade.
Wentz, the No. 2 overall pick in 2016, went 11-2 before suffering a knee injury in December 2017, but Philadelphia surprised the league when Nick Foles stepped in and took the team all the way to its first Super Bowl victory, 41-33, against New England. The Patriots have played in three of the last four Super Bowls, winning two. That success has translated into sky-high tickets at Gillette Stadium – for the third consecutive year, Patriots tickets are the highest on the secondary market, currently trending at $624.
For the Eagles, the $368 average asking price represents a 17% increase over the $315 asking price in 2017.
The highest average asking price for an Eagles ticket is for a game that won’t be played at Lincoln Financial Field – or in the U.S., for that matter. According to TicketIQ.com data, the Eagles-Jacksonville Jaguars game slated for Oct. 28 in London has extremely limited inventory and an average asking price on the secondary market of $1,000.
At home, the average secondary market ticket price runs the gamut, with a get-in price of less than $100 for the Dec. 23 Houston Texans game to an average of $569 for the season opener against the Atlanta Falcons. The game will be a rematch of last season’s divisional playoff game (Philadelphia won, 15-10) and pits the last two NFC Champions. Fans will likely get a chance to see the Lombardi Trophy before the game and the stadium is already adorned with Super Bowl banners.
The second highest average asking price is currently $392 for the Nov. 11 Dallas Cowboys game, and six of eight home games have an average asking price of more than $342. Only the final two games of the season (vs. Washington and Houston) are currently available on the secondary market for less than $300.
Since February, the Eagles have seen plenty of turnover – 13 members of the Super Bowl roster became free agents, and only LB Nigel Bradham was re-signed. That said, Philadelphia shored up its defense with DE Michael Bennett and added Ravens WR Mike Wallace.