Super Bowl ticket prices are plunging
The average price of $3,020 has fallen 25% in a week. 'New York is not exactly selling itself,' says 1 observer tracking sales.
If you thought the Meadowland's first Super Bowl would also be the most expensive, then think again. It could actually end up one of the cheapest in recent years, according to the CEO of TiqIQ, an online service that tracks ticket sales.
With tickets clocking in at an average list price of $3,019.99 as of Monday morning, prices have dipped nearly a quarter since conference championship Sunday on Jan. 19, TiqIQ CEO Jesse Lawrence told CNBC on Monday.
A combination of frigid weather and the long distances between MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., and the cities of the two Super Bowl teams -- Denver and Seattle -- has driven down prices with less than a week left until the big game.
"New York is not exactly selling itself," Lawrence said. "Distance is also a big factor. Combined, the two teams have 4,600 miles to go to get to New York."
Lower-level seats are going for much less than usual, Lawrence said, but suite costs have skyrocketed as the New York-New Jersey Super Bowl Host Committee gave a certain amount to sponsors. Suites at MetLife have been selling around $500,000, Lawrence said. That's more expensive than they've ever been, he said.
"Now is the time to buy if you're thinking about buying," Lawrence said. "You don't want to get stuck with no inventory and prices going up."
So far, Seattle Seahawks fans have outpaced ticket purchases from Broncos fans by a 2-to-1 margin, Lawrence said.
"The '12th man' is not only voting with their voices as they do so often," Lawrence said, referring to the Seahawks fans' game-changing noise. "I think they're pretty psyched."
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So it's the Super Duper Pooper bowl? Who in their right minds will plunk down thousands to put up with traffic, obnoxious New Yorkers, and bad weather to watch a game involving two Western teams?
I know, I know, whoever accused New Yorkers of being in their right minds?
'ell, the mayor is not even dumb enough to go to this game. He will be sitting in his warm mancave watching the game and sipping suds.
People who pay these prices have more dollars than sense. In today's world, ignorance is astronomical and it explains how and why the pied piper of Kenya snuck into the White House.
Intelligent people never fell for the schemes of this lying, muslim, pos, !!!!
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