Super Bowl XLVIII is shaping up to be the most expensive ever, mostly because the New York metro area is one of the priciest in the country.
But right now ticket prices are actually dropping, mainly due to this brutal winter weather.
“Our team has never won a Super Bowl, so I’d love to be there to see it,” said Caleb Sass, a Seattle Seahawks fan.
There are plenty of fans like Sass who would would love to be at the biggest game of the year next weekend — snow or shine. But after a week of snow and arctic temperatures, other fans might opt to watch from somewhere warm, like their living rooms.
Make no mistake, a ticket to Super Bowl XLVIII will cost you, but if you are prepared to shell out big bucks anyway, you might be pleasantly surprised.
The get-in price for tickets on the secondary market has dropped substantially this week, and since Sunday morning the price had dropped 300 bucks to just above $1,500 a pop.
“I think this Super Bowl may be easier as far as pricing to get into the game,” said Steve Rosner, co-founder of 16W Marketing, adding that face value for tickets to this year’s game actually started lower than last year.
Rosner has been at the last 27 Super Bowls but plans to watch this one from home. He predicts other fans in the Tri-State area may do the same.
“Right now tickets are less expensive than last year [in New Orleans]. Two reasons: teams from far away, and people don’t want to pay two to three times face value to sit outside and freeze.”
The NFL isn’t sweating it. A spokesperson for the league said the secondary ticket market always fluctuates.
“It’s not an indication of demand, but of people trying to make some serious cash,” the league said of prices in the secondary market.
The NFL says the demand for this year’s game is unprecedented.
Early Sunday, on the NFL Exchange – the league’s official ticket site – the most expensive ticket was selling for about $25,000.