The prospect of some fans paying as little as $1,000 to get into Super Bowl LI looks at least feasible.
It’ll cost about $2,200 for the cheapest seat at Houston’s NRG Stadium on the secondary ticket market as of Monday, but there are a couple things working in favor of bargain hunters: The demand has remained low and quantity — while lower than in many recent Super Bowls — has ticked up.
“Usually when you see supply this low, it leads to crazy high prices,” TicketIQ spokesperson Jesse Lawrence told USA TODAY Sports. “I’d predict the over/under for the get-in price to be at $1,000 on game day.”
According to TicketIQ, the average get-in price, the cheapest seats available, on the secondary market as of Monday were going for $2,208, which is 18% cheaper than at the same point ahead of Super Bowl 50.
Super Bowl LI’s ticket trends mirror another game the New England Patriots were involved in: Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis. Tickets for that game, a thrilling contest won by the New York Giants, went for about $1,000 on game day. SeatGeek spokesperson Chris Leyden said in an email to USA TODAY Sports it “seems likely that prices will continue to drop,” although there’s no guarantee.
“You can see right now things are lined up pretty well with 2012 (Super Bowl XLVI), when we did see prices get down to right around $1,000 on the day of the game,” Leyden said.
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SOURCE: USA Today, A.J. Perez