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Finally, football fans can catch a break—sort of. Tickets to the Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium are down to the starting price of $1,150, and this Sunday's match-off between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos may see some of the cheapest seats since 2002. What a bargain!
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The nosedive in prices—"cheap" tickets could be had for $2,200 on January 19 and even higher in October—is surprising, as brokers expected that the city that gets away with charging $5 for a slice of pizza could make this game the most profitable in NFL history. Yet it seems that fans of the two western teams are hesitant to make the transcontinental trip to support their side, especially when there’s a possibility that snow and other weather conditions could postpone the game. While this is bad news for the NFL and MetLife Stadium, it might not be so bad for local residents up for shelling out a still-hefty chunk of change.
In addition to lower ticket prices to a nearby game, New Yorkers and Jerseyans wouldn't have to deal with the infamous volume of Seahawks' 12th Man or a massive influx of Broncos fans bragging about Peyton Manning's accomplishments. The weather might also be on our side: Despite this January being the coldest in recent memory, the Weather Channel is predicting a downright balmy high of 42 degrees on Sunday.
For the one percent, there are still some luxury tickets available; seats in private suites and near the warming concourse are going for between $6,000 and $7,000 a pop. If you don’t mind roughing it, mezzanine tickets are down 40 percent from the week before to $1,781, and some lower seats are going for $1,870. As of yesterday morning, there were 18,000 tickets left, so consider holding off on buying—prices could drop even more in the few days before the game.
(h/t New York Post)