6 Super Bowls and the Die-Hard Fan’s Cost for Attending
With Super Bowl XLVIII less than a week away, fans are gearing up for the big game. Whether they’re traveling from Seattle — the home of the Seahawks — or from Denver, the Bronco’s place of residence — no Super Bowl trip is cheap. They’ll be footing some pretty hefty bills to watch their team play come Sunday. An infographic published last week analyzed the price of tickets for the past five Super Bowls and this upcoming one. February 2 will also be the first time that MetLife Stadium, the home of the New York Giants, has hosted a Super Bowl.
There are many characteristics that can attribute to high or higher-than-expected prices for Super Bowl tickets, such as the location, matchup, economy, and more. If the respective teams playing have loyal, dedicated fans, they’ll likely come out in the masses regardless of potentially high prices. With the game in New York, too, there will assuredly be a high turnout from viewers who have neither ties to Seattle nor Denver. The average prices for this year’s game may slightly change over the next few days, but until then, here’s a list — starting at the top — of the average ticket prices over the past five seasons, including 2014.
1. Super Bowl XLVIII, 2014
Ironically, this year’s average ticket price of $3,935 is the highest in the last six years, despite being in the biggest Super Bowl venue since 2011. As Super Bowl matchups go, this season’s game will be one of the most touted and exciting National Football League championships in quite some time. The Broncos were the NFL’s top offense this season and they’ll square off against the league’s top defense in the Seahawks. You also have Peyton Manning, a future hall of famer and this season’s likely MVP, throwing into a secondary that includes Richard Sherman — after the post-game NFC Championship interview that made him infamous. Alongside the forthcoming duel, the Seahawks are also searching for the franchise’s first Super Bowl championship in 37 years of existence.