Super Bowl ticket prices: it may pay to wait this year

MGN Online
Sunday, February 2, 2014 - 4:19pm

As the Broncos and the Seahawks get ready to face off Sunday in Super Bowl 48 there are still plenty of tickets to be had.

Super Bowl tickets didn't sell as quickly as people had thought and that's mainly because of the bitter cold battering many parts of the country.

Thoughts of sitting in subfreezing weather in the New Jersey Meadowlands might have scared-off those less hardy football fanatics.

Stub Hub, a leading website for the secondary ticket market says its cheapest seats are going for about $1,100. Although, that might put you in the high upper-deck. It could be considered 'a deal' since mose of the Super Bowl tickets have a face value of $1,000.

According to "Tiq-I.Q." the average price of a ticket on its site is about $3,000, but that's down 30 percent from just tow weeks ago.

Tiq I.Q. says there are still about 9,000 ticketes to be had in that range. It all seems to be a good omen for people hoping that a last minute ticket buy could get them the best price.

But people looking to make a killing on selling tickets, they've had to adjust their expectations.

One of their biggest hopes right now is ironically the weather.

Reports for Sunday at the Meadowlands say temperatures could rise to 50 degrees, a real heat wave.

This could convince some who were scared off the first time to take a look at getting that ticket to the big game.

Also, as inventory starts to dry up, brokers say prices will start to climb.

But for procrastinators, it may pay to wait until the last minute for the best ticket price.

Stub Hub says the cheapest ticket bought last year cost about $500 and it was bought on, you guessed it, game day. 

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