NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — After weeks of speculation that NFL Super Bowl XLVIII may be the most expensive Super Bowl ever, those predictions may not turn out to be true as prices for tickets on the secondary market plunged by as much as 50% in just a week.
Tickets for the Broncos-Seahwaks champsionship game were listed for sale on January 19th at a whopping $2,200 per ticket, but have now fallen to a low of $1,150, with more than than 18,000 tickets available on Ticketmaster's resale market on Monday afternoon.
Some observers attributed the slow sales to the cold weather. The game this year will be played at Metlife Stadium in New Jersey, with predictions of 30-degree temperatures and a potential for rain and snow putting the damper on some fans enthusiasm. Other observers have noted the lack of regionally relevant teams, with the Broncos hailing from Denver and the Seahawks a west-coast team based in Seattle.
In 2013, the average price for a ticket on the weekend before the game was $2,512
“Realistically, if sales don’t start to pick up in the next few days, this weekend will be a buyer’s paradise,” Chris Matcovich, of Tiqiq.com, a secondary ticket marketplace told the New York Post. – Staff Writers