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Can You Believe How Much Money Super Bowl Tickets Are Selling For Right Now?

Submitted by on January 21, 2014 – 1:09 pm2 Comments

Yesterday afternoon, I was scanning through my Twitter feed when I came across an interesting tweet that one of the people I follow happened to retweet. It was a tweet from a girl who was interested in selling a couple of tickets to Super Bowl XLVIII on February 2. I would never actually pay to go to a Super Bowl—I love the TV experience—but I figured that her tweet would serve as a pretty good gauge of how much this year’s Super Bowl tickets are going for right now. And my jaw practically hit the ground when I saw what she was asking for them.

“$4000,” she tweeted, “each. DM if interested.”

I couldn’t believe my eyes. Four grand for one ticket? That’s insane. But sure enough, a quick Google search led me to a recent Forbes article that says that this year’s Super Bowl tickets are going to be the most expensive Super Bowl tickets in the last six years. Part of that is because the Super Bowl is being held at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. for the first time this year. And part of that is because the Denver Broncos are set to play the Seattle Seahawks in what’s shaping up to be a pretty good game. So the interest in this year’s Super Bowl has caused the average ticket price to spike to about $4080. And that is insane.

I can’t say that I’m particularly surprised to see the price soar that high. This is, after all, the Super Bowl we’re talking about. It’s routinely one of the hottest tickets of the year. But doesn’t it feel a little bit strange to have Super Bowl tickets be that expensive? The fans are what make the NFL experience so special. And yet, the average fan can’t afford $400 tickets, let alone $4000 ones. So why can’t the league figure out a way to make the Super Bowl at least somewhat affordable for fans?

Unfortunately, that day is never going to come. The NFL has gotten too big and the Super Bowl is such a big deal now that the days of $200 Super Bowl tickets are long gone. But don’t $4000 tickets seem just a bit extreme? I’m crossing “Go to a Super Bowl game” off my bucket list immediately—and you should, too.

Do you think Super Bowl ticket prices have gotten out of hand? Or do you think the tickets should be expensive seeing as how the Super Bowl is the biggest sporting event of the year in the U.S.? Let us know in the comments section below.

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