Super Bowl 2014 is just around the corner, and it promises to be a historic one, according to a Jan. 21 Sports Illustrated report. The Feb. 2 game scheduled at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey features not only the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos, but the most expensive tickets in the history of the NFL.
In newly released photos of the pricey Super Bowl 2014 tickets, the Vince Lombardi trophy and the Empire State Building, as well as Jersey City, are prominently featured.
According to JD Malone of the Morning Call, the average price for a Super Bowl 2014 ticket is $3,721. Ticket resale service SeatGeek analysts Connor Gregoire noted that Super Bowl ticket prices plunge in the days after the conference championship games when the market for seats is at its smallest, but so far, prices remain high. For those looking to unload Super Bowl tickets, this is prime time.
“More tickets were sold in the 24-hour window immediately following the conference championships than the aggregate number of tickets sold across all days leading up to that [time], Gregoire said. “Now that we've reached this point, it's reasonable to expect a slow and inexorable decline in prices as game day approaches.”
The best game suites equal deep pocket prices. A Commissioners Club Suite ranges from $842,000 to more than $1 million, Morning Call reports, and adds that the same suite costs $350,000 for an entire New York Jets or Giants season.
The threat of bad weather, or just bone-chilling cold, might be behind the sky-high prices for suites, which provide indoor accommodations. Even the lesser suites start at $435,000, almost double any previous Super Bowl.
No price is too much for fans longing to see Broncos QB Peyton Manning and Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman face each other in the biggest game of the season.