Super Bowl ticket scalpers hike prices

Even the nosebleed seats will run at least $2,400 for fans who want to attend Sunday's game in Dallas.

By Kim Peterson Feb 3, 2011 2:48PM

Credit: © Ronald Martinez/Getty Images; © Joe Robbins/Getty Images
Caption: Top: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers; Bottom: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay PackersTickets for Sunday's Super Bowl game in Dallas are already twice as expensive as they were last year in Miami, reports Wall St. Cheat Sheet.

If you want to attend the game, expect to pay at least $2,400 for nosebleed seats, including fees. The really primo seats are averaging $8,000 each, according to the FanSnap ticket search engine.

The most expensive ticket available costs $23,729, reports CBSMoneyWatch.com. It's on the 45-yard line, nine rows up, and was selling on the NFL Ticket Exchange secondary market. About 93,000 fans are expected to fill Cowboys Stadium on Sunday to watch the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Green Bay Packers.

For those who really want to experience the event but can't afford to get in, the NFL is selling $200 tickets to sit on the grass and watch the game on huge television screens.

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The "party plaza," as it is called, doesn't have inside access to the stadium. Is that really worth $200? The party plaza attendees will count as part of the official audience, and stadium owners hope the game is one of the most well-attended in history.

How about skipping the game entirely and spending money on Playboy? Tomorrow night brings the Playboy Super Bowl Party, and you can get in for a cool $1,250, CBSMoneyWatch reports.


21Comments
Feb 3, 2011 9:00PM
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The average guy is going to be completely priced out of the NFL soon.  I will not renew my NFL Ticket through Direct TV next year.  Can't afford it and it is just not worth the price.  The fans and owners don't care about the fans, they just want to squeeze as much money out of us they can.  Screw them.  I'll watch the games I can for free.  Not another dime from me to support these jerks.
Feb 3, 2011 9:20PM
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I'm gonna watch it for free on TV.Get up and pee when I want and grab a snack. I still get to see more than someone at the game in person.hahahahahaha what a joke.
Feb 4, 2011 1:22AM
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200. for the right to sit outside in the grass on maybe a patch of ice?  Ha  - no thanks I'll just watch it for free in my nice warm living room.   What a bunch of suckers that spend that kind of money to watch a bunch of overpaid players that don't know how to shave or get a haircut  play a game that will last 3 hours - 3 and half or so if you factor in the sham of a halftime show. 
Feb 4, 2011 1:17AM
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Gee it's a real shame those ticket scalpers will be selling tickets to a fake Super Bowl in Dallas..  For the last time ....there will NOT be a game in Dallas!!! The Super Bowl will be played in Arlington.  Get it right people.  By the way I personally wouldn't pay a quarter of what the scalpers are charging no matter where the game was being played and who was playing...even the Cowboys!   Don't pay it people...don't be a fool... make  ticketmaster and the scalpers eat those way overpriced tickets.   No game, no concert,  no nothing is worth that much!!!
Feb 4, 2011 10:13AM
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Overpaid and Overrated.  I like sports, but who wants to go bankrupt going to these events. 
Feb 3, 2011 10:24PM
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$2,400 for a bad seat...and those homeless morons are going to the game instead of selling the prize they won and live like responsible people, with a roof and heat and three squares a day...
Feb 4, 2011 8:48AM
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I think the NFL should implement ticket sales like the NCAA Bowl system. Half to one teams season ticket holers, the other half to the other. Anyone caught scalping should have a lifetime ban on buying tickets.
Feb 4, 2011 1:20AM
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Not to be a fuddy-duddy, but, Why on Oith, would I want into this Super Bowl?  I wouldn't give a scalper the correct time, for this game.  Now, if a scalper approaches me, or makes his presence known, and can get me back to Super Bowl III or V, to once again see Johnny Unitas in action...!...and, assuming he (the scalper) supplies the flying DeLorean, well, okay!  More than okay, for Johnny U., here, here's one arm, one leg and my firstborn!  God sakes, yes!  For That.  This?  It's children, playing a child's game.
...oh, and...BTW...Johnny U. had a haircut you could set your watch by.
Feb 4, 2011 11:23AM
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what a joke.....if someone pays that much to go watch a football game, more power to them but not me.   Jerry Jones has had a rough week with the 2 anti-cowboy teams and the horrible weather.  Couldn't happen to a better owner!!

 

As far as the moron adding political elitism to this, get a grip.  Most of the folks that are celebs and show up with all the bling can't even spell Republican. 

Feb 4, 2011 3:11PM
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Wow...it gets crazier every year. I like to watch football as much as the next guy and I would even like to go to a Superbowl sometime in my life but not for that much money. I could take my family on really good vacation for those prices and get way more out it. I'm sorry but if the NFL players union strikes next year, oh well. It won't be long at all before the average joe can't even attend a regular game, barely can the way it is. The sad thing is these are the real fans and the NFL seems to do what ever it can to shaft them (us). NFL has truly become disconnect with the average fan; kinda like congress/senate and the average american. These guys are so greedy it makes me sick; players and owners with ol Jerry being one of the worst (the money could go to so many better things to). What is even worse than that is the people who can afford these seats or the luxury boxes typically don't give a crap about the game or what is going on. Its a social event for them not a chance to watch a football game, not like it is for the average fans who really care. I've also got to wonder about anyone who would pay $200 just to stand outside the stadium? Really? I wouldn't be surprised if you couldn't even bring your own drinks and snacks into that area. Add in the crazy parking costs, i'm sure that went up, and one person would probably be looking at $300-$350+ just to stand outside! And it might be cold and icy to boot! Eventually this will all come to a head once the average fan finally can't go and says enough, then it will change. Until then expect more of the same. I think its time to say enough of this and for the fans to go on strike.
Feb 8, 2011 7:19PM
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Spectator sports are overrated.  I just returned from a 5 day trip to Whistler, Canada skiing with my family. Paid less than $5000 for everything, including airfare, 4 star lodging, ski rental and lift tickets for 2 days, rental car, excellent meals and even included $900+ for ski gear and clothing at a sporting goods store in Seattle. Pro football is becoming a joke. God forbid you touch the QB with your helmet. How in the heck are you supposed to run full speed and then pull up at the last moment to avoid hitting a QB or receiver?  It's an idiotic rule put in by rich owners, and I only played offense in college. And that embarrassing excuse for a Pro Bowl. Don't get me started!
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mikes1 your WRONG -"Arlington is in Dallas you dummy. It is a suburb of Dallas Fort  Worth. Gees some people kids."

 

Arlington is NOT even in the same county as Dallas. Dallas is in Dallas county, Arlington is in Tarrant county. You should get your facts right before you open you mouth...

Feb 4, 2011 3:25PM
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sweetonetoo - If you were familiar with the story of the homeless couple, you would know their Super Bowl prize package was worth much, much $2,400.  That would not only pay for necessities, buth some education in high-demand fields that would enable them to get off the street permanently.

 

Wasting money on "professional sports" (a contradiction in terms) is not a dream, it's dumb.

Feb 4, 2011 1:41PM
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Hopefully the entire nfl will go away...Bankrupt kapoot!!! A bunch of arrogant over paid thugs and a group of slimy owners. Take the NBA , MLB , NHL etc with you.
Feb 4, 2011 3:18PM
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Those tickets are only that expensive if you are retarded enough to pay for them. Wouldn't it be funny if nobody purchased those tickets and the scalpers got stuck with them. JUST SAY NO. Do not pay those prices you will be paying more next time. See how it works. We have a choice, and mine is not to pay to go see professional sporting events. You always regret it, no matter what happens. I haven't seen an athelete that is worth the money we pay them. It is the same thing as taking any known gang member off the street and paying them millions to be an athelete whether they are or not.
Feb 4, 2011 3:24PM
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Arlington is in Dallas you dummy. It is a suburb of Dallas Fort  Worth. Gees some people kids.
Feb 3, 2011 9:11PM
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Steeler fans eat it up.....  I know of a lot of people who love it when the steelers show up on the schedule.  They can sell them two tickets for that one game and pay for the whole season. 
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it is the law of supply and demand or basic economics at work. It should be allowed to continue uninterrupted by both the democrats and republicans so the team owners can continue to make billions.
Feb 3, 2011 11:22PM
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It sounds to me that "incredibleshrinkingwoman" is jealous of the homeless couple who are able to fulfill a dream. How long do you think someone can pay monthly bills, (rent, lights, food, etc.) on $2,400? After deposits and one month of rent, they will be homeless again. Get real! If you were those lucky people, you would think differently. I for one am happy for them. They will never have this chance again.
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