“In most cases it’s the local fans and those looking for deep discounts that usually hold off until a few days before the game”, says Greg Cullen of Preferred Seating. “And if it doesn’t happen, it’s no big loss for them."
Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) January 17, 2014
Super Bowl ticket sales will hit their peak just a day after the AFC and NFC Championship games with fans looking to go to MetLife Stadium to support their team on Feb. 2nd. It’s traditionally the busiest day for selling Super Bowl tickets at the secondary ticket site PreferredSeat.com because most fans determined to go to the game lock in hotel and airline reservations that day and it’s important to have tickets confirmed at the same time.
The cheapest tickets for the Super Bowl are running $2,414 on PreferredSeat.com as of Thursday, Jan. 16th and the ticket experts at Preferred Seating are guessing the tickets will go up in price as early as Sunday. The last couple of Super Bowl games saw prices drop as the games drew near but the 2011 Super Bowl at Cowboys Stadium had prices at above $3000 per seat right up until game time. The New Jersey area coupled with the New York market is huge and if the Patriots make it past the Broncos then the close New England fans will impact ticket sales.
“The truth is it’s the local fans and those looking for deep discounts that usually hold off until a few days before the game,” says Greg Cullen of Preferred Seating. “And if it doesn’t happen, it’s no big loss for them. Weather could be a last minute issue as well, but not likely to have much of an impact unless it’s a blizzard.”
One of the reasons that prices tend to go up is because so many Super Bowl tickets are sold the Monday following the Championship games to businesses and high end clients who will not wait to lock them in as early as possible. Inventory goes down on secondary ticket sites and the immediate reaction is to raise ticket prices.
If the demand stays strong as expected for 2014 Super Bowl tickets than fans could be looking at prices close to $3500 which is how high they reached in 2011. An important distinction between the two venues is that Cowboys Stadium crammed over 103,000 fans into the game, while MetLife Stadium has a capacity of just around 82,000. And there are more millionaires in New York than in Dallas.
About the Author
Greg Cullen is one of the owners of Preferred Seating where fans have been able to buy premium seating for concerts, sports and theater events since 1987. Preferred Seating is a proud member of the Better Business Bureau where they have had an A+ rating since they became members in 1997. Preferred Seating is not associated with the NFL, MetLife Stadium, or any team and buys and sells tickets without extra service charges as a ticket broker on the secondary ticket market through the website PreferredSeat.com.