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Thousands of fans paid $27.50 to attend Super Bowl Opening Night

CULVER CITY, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: The Super Bowl trophy on display during the NFL Media Event, the day before Kickoff to the 2015 Season on September 9, 2015 in Culver City, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) Getty Images

Members of the NFL media frequently heap scorn on NFL Media Day, seeing the whole event as a circus. And when Media Day transformed into Super Bowl Opening Night this year, members of the media saw that as the NFL taking the circus to another level.

But the crazy thing about the NFL’s popularity is that even something as seemingly as inane as Super Bowl Opening Night is quite popular with fans: The NFL put thousands of tickets on sale for $27.50 a pop, and those tickets sold out.

Those fans won’t even necessarily be Broncos or Panthers fans eager to see their teams. Many of the fans are just fervent NFL fans in the Bay Area who wanted a chance to be a part of the Super Bowl festivities.

Fans in attendance are given radios that allow them to listen to any podium, so they can hear from whatever player they wish. Whether that’s any better than staying home and watching Super Bowl Opening Night on NFL Network or ESPN2 is debatable, but the fans who are in attendance seem excited.

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24 Responses to “Thousands of fans paid $27.50 to attend Super Bowl Opening Night”
  1. followme2boston says: Feb 1, 2016 8:07 PM

    for a site that draws all,of its revenue from covering the nfl and its sole purpose is to cover the nfl 365/24/7 you guys dont seem to like the NFL very much.

  2. completefan says: Feb 1, 2016 8:11 PM

    If Ines Sainz is wearing tight jeans, that $27.50 is a bargain.

  3. milwaukeeguy says: Feb 1, 2016 8:12 PM

    God, I shouldn’t judge but that sounds just awful.

  4. whodey83 says: Feb 1, 2016 8:12 PM

    Lol Right? Always biting the hand! The NFL does what every other (including your dear own sell out blog) business does – make that money. Ahem nbc ahem.

  5. typicalnipple says: Feb 1, 2016 8:15 PM

    I think most people would pay $27.50 to be apart of a Big John Football night.

  6. harrisonhits2 says: Feb 1, 2016 8:27 PM

    A fool and his money are soon parted…….

  7. mcjon22 says: Feb 1, 2016 8:33 PM

    It’s $27.50,

    The Super Bowl is the biggest sporting event in the country, football is by far the most followed sport in the country, and this is most likely Peyton’s last week as an NFL player?

    For $27.50, why wouldn’t you go if you were able to?

  8. Frum Slum says: Feb 1, 2016 8:38 PM

    Seems like a cool event for a fan to be a part of. Price isn’t that bad

  9. icebowler says: Feb 1, 2016 8:47 PM

    $27.50? That’s pocket change in SF, right Joe?

  10. worldizending says: Feb 1, 2016 8:49 PM

    Two weeks is one week too long. The hype is a joke. Just skip all the nonsense and play the game one week after the conference games. And….the game should be played on a Saturday. As it stands, its not too bad for Pacific time…but too late for a the east coast.

  11. leftypointspread says: Feb 1, 2016 9:04 PM

    I didn’t think the NFL sold ANYTHING for less than a $100.00.

  12. rcali says: Feb 1, 2016 9:30 PM

    $27.50? Yes but if you’re a resident who helped fund the stadium you only pay $27.50. Can’t wait for our Free stadium in SoCal.

  13. jagsfanugh says: Feb 1, 2016 9:31 PM

    To each his or her own.

  14. udub says: Feb 1, 2016 9:31 PM

    People want to be a part of Super Bowl festivities? Shocking

  15. purpleandgoldforever says: Feb 1, 2016 9:45 PM

    I bet MDS would pay $27.50 if he didn’t get a trip to the Super Bowl for free!

  16. levanderwilliams says: Feb 1, 2016 10:04 PM

    That’s the greedy NFL for you. Anything to milk a few extra bucks out of the fans.

  17. whodat5150 says: Feb 1, 2016 10:10 PM

    There are MILLIONS of NFL fans in this country. So why wouldn’t they be able to buy THOUSANDS of tickets at $27.50/ticket. Something tells me they could have charged and got 10x that amount.

  18. faithful49er707 says: Feb 1, 2016 10:55 PM

    I live in the Bay Area and would of happily paid 27.50$ to go and check out a once in a life time event. Unfortunately my full time job and sons baseball/basketball practices and family comes first. But if I could have gone I would have.

  19. justintuckrule says: Feb 1, 2016 11:24 PM

    That’s why the super bowl is never in middle America.

  20. damcmp says: Feb 1, 2016 11:47 PM

    Idiots

  21. zeke2517 says: Feb 2, 2016 12:35 AM

    This is really no better than a Star Trek convention.

  22. stash918 says: Feb 2, 2016 12:06 PM

    “There’s one [a sucker] born every minute” -P.T. Barnum

  23. spyboots says: Feb 2, 2016 12:52 PM

    Players from other teams are also there during the week – a chance to interact with them and sometimes get autographs.

  24. collectordude says: Feb 2, 2016 1:28 PM

    Boggles the mind why people would pay that for basically nothing.

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