Search thousands of topics on CostHelper.com

BROWSE ALL TOPICS >> appliances babies & children  cars  consumer electronics health & personal care home & garden personal finance  pets  schools small business weddings
CostHelper > Travel  > Attending the Super Bowl

Attending the Super Bowl Cost


How Much Does Attending the Super Bowl Cost?

 
low costOfficial Ticket Prices: $500-$2,600 eachaverage costScalped Ticket Prices: Can be $1,000-$10,000+ Eachhigh costIndoor Suites: $500,000+
post E-mail post Post  

Super Bowl XLVIII is set for Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ; this will be the first outdoor, cold-weather Super Bowl. Held in late January or early February of each year, the Super Bowl is the National Football League's annual championship game, with the winners of the National and American Football Conferences playing each other. When one Super Bowl ends, tickets for the next year's event go on sale, long before it is known which teams will be playing that day.

Typical costs:

  • The lowest official ticket price for Super Bowl XLVIII will be $500, with about 40% of general admission seats priced at less than $1,000, the NFL announced in September, 2013[1] . (For the previous Super Bowl in New Orleans in February 2013, the lowest official ticket price was $650). More than 30,000 fans entered a lottery for the right to buy these lowest-tier tickets; the application deadline was June 1, and 1,000 winners were notified in the fall.
  • The official price for mid-tier tickets will be $1,500 in 2014 (compared to $950 for similar tickets for the 2013 Super Bowl) and the official price for the most expensive tickets -- which include access to warm indoor restaurants -- will be about $2,600 each (compared to $1,250 in 2013).
  • Unofficial prices can be considerably higher, depending on which teams are playing and the level of interest in the game. The NFL adjusted its official ticket prices in part because of the expected higher demand to attend a Super Bowl in the New York-New Jersey area, and to combat the practice of ticket buyers reselling their tickets for more than face value. The week before Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans in 2013, the cheapest seats[2] were being sold for $1,300-$1,580; the average price of a mid-tier ticket was about $2,900; and the best seats were selling for as much as $10,000 or more, each.
  • Official NFL ticket packages[3] include a ticket and varying levels of access to refreshments, bars, hospitality areas, preferred parking (fees still apply) and other perks; packages cost $3,099-$5,899 each without lodging/accommodations, depending on the perks included, or $3,999-$7,799 each with lodging/accommodations, depending on the specific hotel and whether it is single or double occupancy.
  • A limited number of indoor suites for Super Bowl XLVIII are available through the host committee, which does not publicly release its prices for the suites. They typically come with 25-30 tickets, and estimates are that a suite at Super Bowl XLVIII can cost $500,000 or more.
Related articles: Fantasy Camp, Attending the World Series, Attending the NCAA Final Four

What should be included:
  • In an effort to prevent fans who won the lottery to buy tickets from reselling them at a higher price, this year Super Bowl ticket holders will be required to go to a gate to pick up their tickets as they enter the stadium, and will not be allowed to return to the parking lot.
  • MetLife Stadium capacity is 82,000, but about 5,000 seats will be put aside for media, cameras and security. Only about 1% of all Super Bowl tickets are allocated for sale to the general public; about 75% are split among the 32 NFL teams and the NFL gives the rest to companies, broadcast networks, media, sponsors and the host committee.
Additional costs:
  • Super Bowl parking rates vary each year, but can be $20-$900 or more, depending on proximity to the stadium and other perks. In 2011, one lot in Dallas charged $990 for a spot one-tenth of a mile from the stadium, with bathroom access and tailgating, according to ESPN[4] .
  • Food and beverage prices and options vary by location and year. A single domestic beer will cost about $10 each, $7 for soda, $6 -$8 for a hot dog and $9 -$11 for a small pizza. Other meals, including brisket and sushi, cost about $10 -$25 each.
  • Airfare costs to New Jersey during the Super Bowl will vary significantly depending on dates, distance, airport and airline.
Shopping for attending the super bowl:
  • Information about official tickets and ticket packages is available at NFLSuperBowlAccess.com[5] .
  • Super Bowl tickets and packages at unofficial (resale) prices are available through outlets like SBTickets.com[6] , StubHub.com[7] or TicketCity.com[8] .
  • Many experts caution against buying tickets on sites like Craigslist[9] , because counterfeit tickets can be a common problem. Jeff Bercovici of Forbes.com shares his experience with fake NFL tickets[10] , and recommends being skeptical of a deal that seems too good to be true.
post E-mail post Post  
CostHelper News


7 Ways to Stretch Your Reduced Food Budget
End of the year budgets are tight for everyone, especially in this economy.It's especially hard for the millions of Americans who depend on government programs like food stamps to help make ends meet. || Posted November 11 2013


7 Lesser-Known Discounts for the 50+ Crowd
As they age, members of the Baby Boomer generation don't like to admit that they're senior citizens, but they love getting discounts. It's kind of a quandary, because some of the best deals available are reduced prices for older folks. || Posted October 21 2013

‣ All CostHelper Blog Posts


What People Are Paying - Recent Comments


 

Comment On Your Experience With Attending the Super Bowl
 
Subject:  *
Amount Spent:  *
Seat Location: Number of Days: 
Airline: Hotel: 
Comments: 
Purchased:  Year: 
City:  * State:  *
 
Information about you:
Email:  * Email addresses are not displayed.
Name:  This is the name we'll display with your post.
me on this computer
*=required field.
 



External Resources:
  1.  www.nfl.com/superbowl/story/0ap1000000246383/article/lowestpriced-super-bowl-xlviii-tic...
  2.  www.sbnation.com/nfl/2013/1/31/3937386/super-bowl-2013-tickets
  3.  nflsuperbowlaccess.com/index.php?page=ticket_packages
  4.  sports.espn.go.com/dallas/nfl/news/story?id=6060856
  5.  nflsuperbowlaccess.com/index.php?page=about_official_packages
  6.  www.sbtickets.com/super-bowl-tickets
  7.  www.stubhub.com/search/doSearch?searchStr=super%20bowl&pageNumber=1&resultsPerPage=50&s...
  8.  www.ticketcity.com/super-bowl-tickets.html
  9.  sfbay.craigslist.org/
  10.  www.forbes.com/sites/jeffbercovici/2011/12/09/how-not-to-get-scammed-on-nfl-tickets-lik...
More Travel Topics
Check Out All Costs for Travel How Much Does Attending the Kentucky Derby Cost? How Much Does an Around-the-World Airline Ticket Cost? How Much Does a Legoland California Vacation Cost?

Search Thousands of Topics on CostHelper.com

 
Today's Featured Cost Articles

About CostHelper
CostHelper is based in Silicon Valley and provides consumers with unbiased price information about thousands of goods and services. Our writers are experienced journalists who adhere to our strict editorial ethics policy.

CostHelper Community
Sinus Infections - Steroid shot and sent home
Paid: 2753.00
I woke up having breathing problems. I went to nearby non-hospital THH office. Nurse took blood pressure and temperature. Dr came in the room and spent less than 10 minutes and stated I had sinus infection... [more]
-Bill Moore
Emergency Room Visit Cost
Mold Testing Pacific Palisades, CA
Paid: 800.00
It cost us 800. We were pleased with Knight Environmental consulting who we hired. They were very thorough. Friendly and respectful of our home.They checked everywhere in our 7000ft home and tested the air... [more]
-AMY SCHWARTZ
Mold Inspection Cost
extraction
Paid: 739.00
Had 3 extractions yesterday. The cost was 304.00 each extraction but with some kind of insurance plan you could get 30% off. The plan was 75.00 annually and came at a huge savings on the work as my final cost with the plan was 814... [more]
-Dental mess
Tooth Extraction Cost
McHenry MD - Suburban Propane
Paid: 3300.00
Just got my bill and in 5 weeks we supposedly used 356 gals. Hard to do when you are not there the entire time and you turned the thermostat to 60. They charged $.35 more per gallon then from 5 weeks ago. $3.42 per gallon... [more]
-Check your bill with Suburban
Propane Tank Cost
Laceration from stick
Paid: 25.00
Slipped and fell on a stick while running around on a hill, and recieved 2 lacerations on my right leg, one about an inch long and one about 2 inches long. Called my insurance asap (Kaiser) and they directed me to one of their Urgent Cares... [more]
-
Stitches Cost
Urinalysis was asked of me
Paid: 3920.00
This was supposed to cost $250. Total!$3,675. for a urinalysis. Not mentioned anywhere on ANY search was this required to get a card... [more]
-Nellie28
Medical Marijuana Card Cost