We’ll say this: Super Bowl tickets are not cheap!
Super Bowl LII is on Sunday, February 4, and now that we know which teams will be going head-to-head, fans are itching to get their hands on tickets to hopefully see their team win it all.
We’re warning you now: be prepared to drop anywhere from $4,500 to $45,000-plus per ticket! The prices don’t include the fees, which can add hundreds of dollars onto the price. It’s safe to say that ticket prices for this year’s game are higher than ever.
Fans can purchase tickets on secondary sites like StubHub, SeatGeek, Vivid Seats, TicketIQ, or the official NFL Ticket Exchange. On StubHub, a pair of lower end zone tickets costs $50,000, while another pair of tickets in the same area on the opposite end of the stadium costs $28,000.
Many are attributing this surge to the fact that there aren’t as many tickets available on those secondary sites as there usually are. Secondary sites used to be the main way one could buy tickets, but now the NFL controls a majority of the sales through its Ticket Exchange.
So with the insanely high ticket prices, it got me thinking: How much have the costs for tickets changed since 1967, at the first Super Bowl? Well, thanks to GoBankingRates.com, they’ve calculated everything for us! Below shows the price difference every 10 years.
1967: $10 ($74.98, adjusted for inflation)
1977: $20 ($84.33, adjusted for inflation)
1987: $75 ($166.37, adjusted for inflation)
1997: $275 ($426.36, adjusted for inflation)
2007: $700 ($848.50, adjusted for inflation)
2017: $1,700 ($1,721.40, adjusted for inflation)
If only this year’s tickets cost a mere $10! That’d be amazing! Seriously, you’d be lucky to get a beer at the game for that price.
Not sure about you, but I’d much rather watch the game from the comfort of my own home.
What do you think? Is it worth spending over $45K on a ticket to the game? Also, who are you rooting for to win: the Patriots or the Eagles? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.