Jan 29, 2014; New York, NY, USA; General view of the Roman numerals of Super Bowl XLVIII at Super Bowl Boulevard on Broadway. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Seahawks, Here Are The Top Things To Do In NYC This Weekend Besides The Big Game

The Super Bowl is all anyone in the New York City area can think or talk about. Plenty of people are still searching for tickets and plenty are still available on the secondary market. The current average listed price on the secondary market is $2,754.34, which is down 31.28% since 9am on Conference Championship Sunday. The get-in price has dropped even more, 37.62%, since that time to $1,393. T actually average price of a sold ticket  has been $2,404.59 so far. There are still relatively cheap tickets available in many sections of the stadium, with the cheapest Mezzanine level ticket at $1,783 and just slightly higher price of $1,803 would get a fan into the Lower Level. There are other people not looking for the cheapest seats, and they can look at a few other tickets. Currently, the most expensive single seat  comes in the Lower Club for a price of $25,700. There are also suites available, with the most expensive suite currently listed for $624,000, with the cheapest suite available at $180,000. Whether fans are looking for cheaper of expensive tickets for the game or are just in the city for the weekend to root on their Seahawks, there are a lot of  other things to do in New York City this week.

  • Broadway Shows

What’s a week spent in New York City without seeing a Broadway show? Three of the biggest shows on Broadway will have six different performances through Sunday. Wicked tickets have an average price of $266.85, which is slightly below the regular average of $293 the show about the Wizard of OZ has on other future dates. Jersey Boys tickets will also sneak below the regular average this week. For the next six shows, the average price will be $204.90, compared to the usual $238 average price. The biggest bargain for a top Broadway show will be for those purchasing The Book of Mormon tickets.The show has an average price of $236.59 for the six shows through Sunday, with the average price for all other future listed shows at a $336 average.

  • NBA Basketball

The Knicks and Nets might not be in the middle of the type of season each was hoping for, but both teams have a big game this weekend against a top opponent. On Friday night, the Oklahoma City Thunder come in to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn to face the Nets. Nets tickets against Kevin Durant and the Thunder have an average price of $237.09 with the get-in price at $49. Madison Square Garden will host the most expensive regular season NBA game of the season when the LeBron James and the Miami Heat come to town to play the Knicks the night before the Super Bowl. Knicks tickets against the Heat have an average price of $457.23 and a get-in price of $110.

  • The Black Keys at Roseland Ballroom

There are some people who will think the Super Bowl itself will be enough sports for them during the week. They will be in luck with some great concerts going on in the many venues across the city. The biggest of which is The Black Keys playing at Roseland Ballroom on Friday night. The show is sold out on the primary market, but a limited number of The Black Keys tickets are available on the secondary market. The average price for the show is $259.21 with a low price of $166.

  • NHL Hockey

The New York Islanders just finished playing the New York Rangers at Yankee Stadium as part of the NHL’s Stadium Series, and they will be back playing the Rangers, this time at the Garden. This will also be one of the most expensive Rangers games of the season, since both Yankee Stadium games were technically Rangers away games, with an average secondary market price of $248.57 and a get-in price of $82.

  • UFC 169

This isn’t actually in New York City, but the Super Bowl isn’t either. The UFC event will be at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, home of the New Jersey Devils. The fights will be Saturday night and will feature a main event with Bantamweight Champion Renan Barao putting his title on the line against No. 1 contender Urijah Faber. Another main card fight will be a heavyweight bout between Frank Mir and Alistair Overeem, two of the biggest fighters in UFC. UFC 169 tickets have an average price of $169.45 and a pretty low get-in pice of $27.

With a preference of other sports or wanting to see something different, there will be plenty of other events going on in New York City this week. There will be no excuse for fans to not be able to find something to their liking with the best the city has to offer this week.

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