With few Super Bowl LV tickets available, prices skyrocket

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Supply and demand sets the prices of Super Bowl tickets, and with the lowest supply in history, the demand is causing prices for Super Bowl LV to skyrocket.

The Tampa Bay Times reports that data tracked by ticket website VividSeats.com puts the average price of Super Bowl tickets this year at $14,110. That’s a huge increase over Super Bowl LIV tickets last year, which went for an average of $5,511.

Few tickets are on sale at all. The NFL is giving away 7,500 free tickets to vaccinated health care workers, and those are being distributed by hospitals, through a secured app, and are not transferrable. Only about 17,000 other tickets are being distributed, as the stadium will be around one-third full because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy noted that the league doesn’t have a lot of control over how much tickets end up selling for.

“The average Super Bowl Ticket ticket changes hands four times,” McCarthy said. “The NFL will establish the face value, but when it’s resold three additional times, you’ll see it go higher and higher.”

The prices are going higher than any Super Bowl, ever.

7 responses to “With few Super Bowl LV tickets available, prices skyrocket

  1. Superbowl ticket prices are always ridiculous. That’s why the stands are full of fewer fans than businessmen and clients they’re trying to impress…

  2. I drove 11 hours to Detroit one year to watch the giants and vikings play because the tickets were “free”. By the time I got there, all free tickets were gone and I had to pay like 20$ a piece to some scalper outside the stadium. Moral of the story…. Some people call it capitalizing on an opportunity but most of us see it as greasy business dealings.

  3. The league should have more control over where the tickets end up because there is no reason for scalpers to be making all the money. The same holds true for concerts. Scalpers add no value yet make most of the money. They are like the mafia. The league can sell non-transferable tickets for a fair price.

  4. “The average Super Bowl Ticket ticket changes hands four times,” McCarthy said. “The NFL will establish the face value, but when it’s resold three additional times, you’ll see it go higher and higher.”

    In other words, the system is broken and just like crony capitalism where the hard-working little guy gets screwed.

  5. It doesn’t help the league also gives players a coaches tickets. Mike Tice got busted for “selling” his pair and even players admit to “selling” them because everyone is making money why not them.

  6. And they’re going to be paying even more if they’re caught outside, including at the Super Bowl, without a face mask. The mayor just cracked her whip.

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