The 2015 Super Bowl being held in Glendale, Arizona is fast approaching. The game being played between the AFC/NFC champs is scheduled for February 1, 2015. Perhaps, you’re thinking about going to the game? If so, we did some research to how much does it does a Super Bowl ticket cost.
First, a little history. The first Super Bowl was played in 1967 at the Coliseum in Los Angeles. The Kansas City Chiefs and Green Bay Packers had the pleasure of being the first NFL teams to face off in the Super Bowl or as it was called back then, AFL-NFL World Championship Game. Tickets to the first Super Bowl game would have set you back $12. That’s right, you could have attended that game for twelve bucks.
Today the prices are far from that. The face value of Super Bowl tickets run from $800-$1,900. Good luck ever buying these tickets at face value. Ticket Brokers and Ticket Liquidators snap these up and then resell the tickets.
The most inexpensive Super Bowl ticket price we found today (January 16, 2015) was $1,888 at VividSeats.com. And, you guessed it. These tickets are in the end zone as far from the field as possible. As you move closer to the field and closer the the 50 yard line, the prices go up significantly. In order to actually see the game up close, you’ll pay almost $10,000 for a seat on or near the 50 yard line.
Be careful if you are buying tickets to the game. There are many scams out there and make sure you read reviews and vet the website selling the tickets.
The ‘game’ is only one of the events in and around the Super Bowl. The NFL experience along with concerts and other events are scheduled. The traffic in Glendale will be extraordinary.
If you have the money, it’s a great once-in-a-lifetime experience. You could cross this off your bucket list. I think my 80″ HD TV is the place to watch the game. I have the comfort of my couch and a refrigerator just steps away. And, by watching the game at home, I won’t miss any of the great commercials.
And, if you think about it, you could take what it cost for 2 Super Bowl tickets and buy yourself an 80″ HD TV, surround sound and you would probably have enough left over to buy a new couch too.
This is a great weekend for Phoenix and Arizona Tourism. The WM Phoenix Open is being played during the week with the final round being played on the same day as the Super Bowl. Many visitors go to the Phoenix Open and then hit the bars to watch the game.