It’s not very often that the two No. 1 seeds square off in the Super Bowl, so it should come as no surprise the ticket prices for this year’s matchup are sky high.
Tickets for Super Bowl XLIX between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks are the most expensive in history, coming in at an average price of $4,600 a pop on StubHub, per ESPN’s Darren Rovell. NFL Ticket Exchange had more modest average prices at $4,131.
Fans who were able to buy tickets at that price actually were lucky. Rovell added that by Thursday, buyers would be hard-pressed to find a ticket for under $4,500, while the procrastinators who waited until Saturday had trouble landing seats for under $7,000.
Buyers on StubHub and NFL Ticket Exchange at least were guaranteed a ticket. People who used other websites or means weren’t as fortunate. Some brokers sold tickets without having them in hand in hopes that they’d be able to make a bigger profit when prices went down closer to game time. That didn’t happen, however, so brokers either had to take the loss or admit to buyers that they never had the tickets in the first place.
Face value for Super Bowl XLIX tickets ranged from $800 to $1,900, per Rovell.
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