The Seattle Seahawks haven’t been in a Super Bowl since 2005 and are one of the 14 franchises to have never won a Lombardi Trophy. They have a chance to change that in New Jersey against the Denver Broncos on February 2, but it could be expensive for fans to join the team across the country.
Super Bowl tickets currently have a secondary market average price of $4,084.37, with the get-in price at $1,985. The average price on January 6 of $3,448.79 would have been around the same price of the past few Super Bowls, but has seen an 18.43% increase since that date. The current average price would make this Super Bowl the most expensive over the past six seasons, narrowly above Super Bowl XLV between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers. Last year’s Super Bowl between the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens in New Orleans was almost exactly $1,000 less with an average price of just $3,083.
While the average price of a listed ticket on the secondary market is above $4,000, the average price of a sold ticket has been $3,398.17. That price is still below the average price, but much higher than the price of the cheapest tickets available. The $1,985 get-in price would put fans in the corner of the upper end zone. Moving into the Mezzanine level, would cost a low of $2,723, but only a few more dollars would get you in with the cheapest ticket for a Lower Level seat at $2,799.
The most expensive single seat for the game is in the Lower Club section 140 for $38,000. Not that bad weather would scare off Seattle fans, but those wanting to attend the game, but stay indoors could purchase tickets for one of the available suites. Suites for you and 23 to 29 of your closest friends currently range in price from $318,000 to $962,000.
Of people searching for Super Bowl tickets online, Washington residents trail only New Yorkers in percentage of search traffic by area. Fans might be better off waiting a little closer to the game to get the best deal on tickets. The price is expected to drop in the days leading up to the game. For those looking for the cheapest possible ticket, a $1,500 price should be around the target number.
Whatever the price is, this game has the potential to exceed even the most expensive price of admission. Rarely are the two best teams in the NFL the ones actually playing in the Super Bowl, but that’s the case this year. If the Seahawks win their first Super Bowl, it will be a much earned victory.