Prices falling for Super Bowl tickets

It’s probably only a coincidence that it happened just after a big snowstorm in the host city, but the price of Super Bowl tickets at U.S. Bank Stadium are sliding, the Asbury Park Press says.

Oh, it’ll still cost you plenty to watch the game — $3,348 for the “cheap” seats — but the price of a ticket has dropped $1,500 since the Vikings were beaten by the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

On Monday, the cheapest seat was $4,560 on the secondary market, which is the only choice for people who want to see the game since so few tickets are allocated for public sale by the league and the two teams that are playing.

On VividSeats.com, the lowest priced ticket is now $3,371 in the upper deck, down from $4,485 on Monday, when the median list price is $6,494. The most expensive seat in the lower level has fallen to $25,875, down from $41,400 on Monday.

Oh, and that $405,955 for a 20-person suite that’s listed on VividSeats on Monday? The price had gone up to $488,275 on Tuesday, and now it’s gone from the listing’s altogether. It’s unclear whether it was actually purchased or removed by the seller.

Historically, ticket prices will fluctuate as the game approaches, and the highest prices will fall to more reasonable levels. But what’s unclear is just how far prices will fall, and when.

According to the ticket reseller SeatGeek, where the average ticket was $5,435 on Monday, the final average ticket price for last year’s Super Bowl, when the Patriots played the Atlanta Falcons, was $4,487. In fact, the final ticket prices for the past three Super Bowl have all been over $4,000.

Historically, ticket prices for the Super Bowl have dropped after the conference championship games as fans of losing teams lose interest in the playoffs.

As you know.

But SeatGeek data shows the prices start going up again as the game nears.

Related: NFL transforms U.S. Bank Stadium into a ‘neutral’ Super Bowl home (MPR News)

  • jon
  • John O.

    I (for one) would find it gloriously amusing if we have another nice snowstorm on Super Bowl Sunday.

    • Mike Worcester

      I would also, though the thought of the out-of-town fans having to stay here another day (and us dealing with them)….not sure if that’s a visual I’d enjoy (only slight sarcasm on that 🙂 ).

      • Barton

        a fair point, but as I have to deal with the SB stuff until the Friday after the event (as they slowly remove all the Super Bowl Live stuff in front of my office building – another week of BEEP! BEEP!! from all the equipment driving me mad) I don’t know that one more day will make that big of deal…

        • Jack

          This Super Bowl and its aftermath can’t be over soon enough. If I am still around here the next time Minneapolis hosts it (course that means another new stadium), I’m getting the heck out of Dodge.

    • jon

      https://twitter.com/MPRweather/status/955929989211459585

      It’s to far out to say, but there is a possibility.

    • wjc

      How about a high temperature of -10 below zero on SB Sunday?

      • …and open the giant doors…

        • wjc

          Mu-ahh-ahh-ahh!!! Fun with weather. I love it.

  • L. Foonimin

    I’m betting the Mpls C of C is breathing a big sigh of relief now that the Vikings are out of the Super Bowl … their overly rosy predictions of “HUGH” economic benefit from bringing fans to the big game would have been even more removed from reality had the locals been counted on to replace one of the two out of town fan bases.

    • As we learned from the disastrous Republican National Convention, none of the economic declarations will be proven or disproven as the business and civic leaders will declare it a success and that X million dollars poured into the economy and none of it will be provable because the beneficiaries — private businesses — aren’t opening their books.

      Super Bowls and civic groups operate mostly in secrecy. This one has been no exception.

      • Guest

        BINGO, Economics is much like weather forecasting. You can be wrong for a living.
        The facts don’t matter because people can sincerely think the facts would have been even worse with / without X…….and nobody can refute the statement.

        • // ch like weather forecasting. You can be wrong for a living

          See yesterday’s extensive comment on the psychology of why people believe weather forecasts are usually wrong when they’re usually right.

    • >>I’m betting the Mpls C of C is breathing a big sigh of relief now that the Vikings are out of the Super Bowl<<

      A buddy of mine happens to be in charge of a fairly large portion of security for the SB. He told me that their job just got a LOT easier after the Vikings lost…they even canceled a security meeting that was slated for last Monday due to that loss.

  • Barton

    I have zero worry/concern about what happens in the speculative secondary ticket market. A co-worker just mentioned that he is really upset because the tickets he is trying to scalp have dropped in value so much this week. I just laughed at him.

    • Dude (Not Sweet)

      /Should’ve chosen BitCoin instead. 🙂

  • MarkUp

    Can we say with certainty the prices weren’t affected by the fact Eagles fans will be here?
    http://www.startribune.com/an-open-letter-from-kentucky-to-the-people-of-minnesota-about-those-eagles-fans/470788223/