A Detailed History of Super Bowl Ticket Prices

Super Bowl ticket prices will vary by year due to a number of factors such as location, venue size, participating teams and more. Below you will find a detailed history of Super Bowl ticket prices including average prices in the days leading up to the big games, as well as analysis from our pricing experts.

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Super Bowl Ticket Prices Over the Years

Super Bowl Ticket Prices 2018

 

Average Super Bowl Purchase Price By Day 2018

Super Bowl Orders: Before & After Vikings Loss (2018)


Below is what we were advising last year as of 1/30/18

  • It’s still our belief that prices will come down (from the current get-in of $4,300), but our level of confidence in our ability to forecast the direction of prices has decreased, as we’ve never seen prices behave like this with the exception of Super Bowl 49, which was an entirely different situation.
  • The cheapest tickets: This group is the largest group of buyers and the supply is fixed. Over the last 3 years, we’ve seen that it’s become somewhat normal for fans to spend $3,000-$4,000 to just get into the stadium. This has created tremendous upward pressure on prices, and the truth of the matter is that there’s just not that many tickets in the 300s section, creating higher demand than there is supply.
  • The silver lining has been tickets in the 100s end zone and corners. These prices have increased, but very modestly. The average sale price of these sections since January 1st is $4,632, and if you look at the average sale price from January 14th to the 21st, the average increased to $5,017. Currently, you can buy tickets in these sections for $4,817. Tickets in these sections will continue to change, but these are the most stably-priced tickets. If you’re sick of the games, you should seriously consider locking these tickets up for below $5,000 while you still can.  The next best option is the lower level sidelines – available for $5,700 – which is a relatively a good deal compared to the next listing for $6,216.
  • Unlike all other groups, the premium seats are now starting to decrease in price. The idea of people spending $10,000 a ticket is such a small subset of people. However, what’s working against larger decreases is a shortage in supply. There’s only roughly 100-200 tickets available for resale in these sections. With that said, great club seats are now available in the $8,000 range. Check out our Super Bowl Seating Chart for more details.
  • At this point, we don’t expect to see a massive decrease in prices tomorrow. If the market cracks, it likely wouldn’t be until Thursday night, but this is just speculation. If no additional inventory or very little inventory makes it to the market, it’s possible that prices stabilize or increase. I’d be surprised if this is the case, because it would make me wonder, where did the thousands of tickets that typically sell through marketplaces go?
  • In the end, it all goes back to the end user, which tickets you’re looking to buy, and how much risk you’re willing to take. If you are looking for more answers, check out our Super Bowl FAQ.

Below is what we were advising as of  1/26/18

We wanted to provide another update before we head into the weekend. As we expected, prices have steadily declined, with the get-in prices hovering in that $3,350 – $3,750 range. Today we saw more significant changes, with the get-in price hitting the $3,000 mark. Those listings never last long though, so if $3,000 is your magic number you might want to lock it up now.
So, where are prices headed as we move into the weekend and early next week? At this point, all signs point to a continued drop in prices. The question is how low will they go.
Last year, we saw the average listing price drop 16% from Friday to Monday. In 2016, the average listing price dropped 14.5%. We could see an even more significant drop this year,since prices are the highest we’ve ever seen nine days out from the game.
Having said that, we are seeing significant activity from Eagles fans. We have almost three times the amount of orders from Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey as we do from Massachusetts.
If Eagles fans continue to secure tickets at this rate, we might see the get-in price stay around the $3,000 range. If it slows, we could start seeing get-in prices in the $2,800-$2,900 range. As always, our advice is that if you see a deal that you think is great, hop on it as quickly as possible, as they typically don’t last long.

Below is what we were advising as of 1/15/18.

Since the Vikings win against the Saints in the divisional round, we have seen the average listing price jump from $3,200 to just over $4,200. The host city playing in the Super Bowl has never happened before, so if the Vikings win on Sunday we are in uncharted territory. To be honest, it’s hard to say exactly how the next few weeks will play out as far as prices are concerned.

If you are a fan of the Minnesota Vikings, and are comfortable paying the current prices, you might want to consider securing your tickets soon. If the Vikings end up reaching the big game, we could see another spike in prices and you run the risk of being priced out. If they lose to the Eagles, you will still be able to resell your tickets, though it will be at a lower price. Going this route is a risk, and you should be comfortable taking a loss on reselling the tickets before moving forward.

If you are a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, you can afford to be patient. Although an Eagles appearance would keep prices healthy, prices shouldn’t reach the same level as they would if the Vikings had made it.

If you are a fan of a team in the AFC, you’re in a precarious position. The NFC team will dictate pricing this year and unfortunately, the AFC plays their championship game before the NFC. You can wait to decide to purchase until your team wins, but many of your fellow fans will be doing the same and prices will remain high until the NFC Championship is decided, at which point they will trend up (Vikings) or down (Eagles). Ultimately, you need to make a decision that you are most comfortable with.

Super Bowl pricing in 2018

Super Bowl Ticket Prices 2017


Since the start of the season, we have seen the average price of Super Bowl tickets increase 22%, from $5,990 per ticket to $7,310. The ‘get-in’ price had also increased 24%, from $3,615 per ticket to $4,482 (on 1/8/17). Prices dropped a staggering $2,000 and were available for $2,250 (as of 1/30/17). But the volatility has been high, and prices have increased by $400 and the get-in price is now $2,650 (as of 2/2/17). So what were we to make of all this? This was a preview of what would have come if the Dallas Cowboys had reached Super Bowl 51. Sellers were increasing their prices so that if they did make it, they weren’t leaving any money on the table. 

Instead, the Cowboys were upset by the Green Bay Packers in the Divisional Round, which dropped the get-in price back down to earth to $3,696 on 1/16/17.

So, what do we recommend you do now? It really comes down to the type of person you are. If you value your time, it may be best to lock up your tickets sooner rather than later and be done with it. If you have the time to monitor prices on a daily basis, then we’d recommend waiting a bit longer to buy. We do expect prices to steadily decline as we’ve seen in past years.

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As you can see, the decline in prices in 2016 was gradual, mirroring previous years, with 2015 being the major outlier. We feel that the drop in prices for this year have only just begun, and we are already at a lower average listing price today than we were this time last season.

Having said that, the Atlanta Falcons have never won a Super Bowl, so they are the only real wildcard when it comes to projecting prices. Will Falcons fans jump at the chance to see their team bring home the Lombardi Trophy? If so we may see prices steady in the coming days.

Historically, we’ve found that prices are the lowest about five days prior to the Super Bowl. Check out our advice and charts for the 2016 Super Bowl prices below for last years pricing trends.

We will continue to update this section as more information becomes available. If you want to be updated as soon as there is a major change in pricing, subscribe to our Super Bowl Newsletter where this information originated from, or download the TickPick App, where you can set Super Bowl price alerts.

Super Bowl Ticket Prices 2016


As you can see in the charts above, the best time to buy Super Bowl tickets is typically as late as possible; however, even though the cheapest Super Bowl tickets may be available on the day of the event, ticket prices level off in the last couple of days and the number of tickets available is significantly higher three-to-five days in advance. Because of this, we believe the best time to buy tickets is within three-to-five days in advance of the Super Bowl.

Super Bowl Ticket Prices 2017

The following bullets are advice that we provided two weeks before the 2016 Super Bowl. Some of the same principles will likely apply to Super Bowl 51.

  • If you’re looking at current Super Bowl tickets in the upper level and they’re a bit out of your price range, wait. Prices in the upper level are nearly double what they were at this time last year, as sellers are afraid to price their tickets too low. If you come across a set of tickets that are in your price range in the two weeks leading up to the game, pull the trigger.
  • If you’re interested in sitting in any of the lower level or club sections and tickets are within your budget, pull the trigger. Ticket prices in the lower levels (especially in the premium sections) are less elastic than the upper levels, so the risk of waiting for prices to drop won’t yield a high reward.
  • If you consider yourself a conservative person or someone who tries to avoid stressful situations, pull the trigger. The potential to save money on tickets won’t be worth the anxiety of not having them, especially if prices increase.
  • If you consider yourself a risk-taker or enjoy the process of tracking the ebb-and-flow of a market, wait. Be sure to monitor ticket prices and inventory levels multiple times a day and enjoy the ride.
  • UPDATED 1/28/16 Other important notes to consider:
    • The upper bowl at Levi’s Stadium is much smaller than the average NFL stadium, with roughly 60% less seats. This will keep the get-in price high, and make lower level tickets a better value.
    • The Denver Broncos have distributed Super Bowl tickets to their season ticket holders via a lottery, and the Carolina Panthers will be doing the same on 1/29.
    • Super Bowl tickets that are allocated to the players and staff will be distributed between Monday and Thursday of Super Bowl week, leading to more inventory.
    • Scalping tickets on the street comes with risks + no intermediary to guarantee ticket authenticity. We strongly advise against this.

Super Bowl Ticket Prices 2015


Here you can see daily Super Bowl ticket trends, including what the cheapest Super Bowl ticket prices are, as well as the average Super Bowl ticket prices for 2015. Something a little bit different, which you don’t typically see  is the number of Super Bowl tickets and the amount of tickets which sold per day. As expected, immediately following the Championship games we saw a massive influx of Super Bowl purchases.

Super Bowl Ticket Prices by Seat Quality

Average Listing Price vs Average Sold Price for Super Bowl

Super Bowl Ticket Prices 2010-2014


Super Bowl Ticket Price History Over the years from 2010 to 2016

Super Bowl Ticket Prices 2003-2010


Here’s a summary of historical Super Bowl ticket prices from 2003 to 2010, in addition to the breakdown of the ticket allocation of Super Bowl tickets to the NFL League Office, AFC champs, NFC champs, host and the other teams.

Super Bowl Ticket Prices & Ticket Allocations

 

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