Super Bowl: You May Have to Pay $3000 to Watch the Patriots-Seahawks in … – ABC News

Posted: Monday, January 19, 2015
PHOTO: In this Oct. 14, 2012, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady talks with Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson after an NFL football game in Seattle.

If you don’t already have a ticket to the Super Bowl, you may have to cough up an average of $3,000 to watch the New England Patriots face the Seattle Seahawks in less than two weeks.

On StubHub, Super Bowl ticket prices start at $2,193.50 and there are 5,375 total tickets currently on sale.

The average sales price for the big game at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, is $3,005, according to StubHub, and $2,992.37, according to event ticket aggregator TiqIQ.

The average selling price for the Seahawks-Broncos game last year was $2,527, and the year before that, tickets for the Ravens-49ers game averaged $2,525.

The most expensive ticket listed — and so far not sold — goes for more than $17,800 for the “lower center” section, while suites are going for anywhere from $726,000 to $958,000, according to TiqIQ.

The face value Super Bowl tickets ranges from $800 to $1,900, and these are distributed within the 32 NFL teams and the sponsors.

Some fans have access to face-value tickets allotted to the NFL teams, but usually that is done on a random season ticket holder lottery, said Chris Matcovich, TiqIQ vice president of data and communications.

Here’s a breakdown of how tickets are distributed:

• Each team playing in the Super Bowl receives 17.5 percent of the inventory (usually raffled among season ticket holders).

• The host team (the Arizona Cardinals) receives 5 percent.

• The rest of the NFL teams receive an equal distribution from 34.8 percent.

• The NFL keeps 25.2 percent for themselves and for sponsors.

Here are the day-of and get-in ticket prices for past Super Bowls, according to TiqIQ:

• 2010: Saints vs. Colts: $2,329.26 ($1,379)

• 2011: Packers vs. Steelers: $3,649.41 ($2,260)

• 2012: Giants vs. Patriots: $2,955.56 ($1,354)

• 2013: Ravens vs. 49ers: $2,199.08 ($1,062)

• 2014: Seahawks v Broncos: $2,567.00 ($1,514)

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