Last Minute Ticket Prices for Super Bowl XLVII are Down Compared to Last Year
The secondary ticket market for any event is a fluctuating market and it is especially true for the Super Bowl.
Looking back over recent years, the secondary ticket market has seen its highs and seen its lows.
When the Super Bowl was held in Miami, ticket brokers saw their lowest prices in years. On the other hand, the next year, in Dallas, ticket brokers saw the highest ticket prices they'd seen in years.
Last year in Indianapolis, the secondary market saw ups and downs within the week that had tickets on average selling for $2800 to seeing on game day, lower level tickets on StubHub going for $1600 apiece.
This year in New Orleans, the weather is nice, the city is a buzz and the ticket market has been steady, although the prices are lower right now than they were last year at this time.
We are seeing the minimum price on StubHub.com currently at $1350 per ticket with lower level tickets selling for right around $1850 per ticket.
Talking to ticket brokers here in New Orleans, they attribute the slight price decrease to the teams playing and the fact that again this year, the cost of hotels in the host city was extremely high. Both factors causing the market drop as far as demand and as far as price.
Who knows what will happen between now and game time, but two things are certain: The price of tickets is not cheap and the market will certainly fluctuate.