With the date of the biggest football game of the year fast approaching, tickets are becoming scarce for the 2012 Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 5th, especially cheap options for sale.

Super Bowl XLVI will be held at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN, the first Super Bowl ever to be played in the Indiana arena home to the Colts.

Not only is the Super Bowl an important event for football and sports fans, but always includes memorable performances by musical artists. This year, Madonna will perform the halftime show while Kelly Clarkson will perform the pre-game National Anthem.

Reasonable ticket prices are always hard to find, namely this year since it is the first time Indianapolis is hosting. However, there are still many seats available to attend the big game.

The first tickets to the Super Bowl were sold in 1966 after the AFL and NFL merged into one league for about $40 for the 1967 event, which was not televised. AFL owner Lamar Hunt named the event the Super Bowl inspired by a toy his son was playing with, and the rest is history.

Just four decades later, Super Bowl ticket prices have skyrocketed to about 75 times the amount of the first tickets in 1967.

TicketGenie.com has excellent options still available in addition to packages including hotel rooms and after parties.

We still have tickets available and have created a special discount coupon to help lower the Super Bowl ticket price, TicketGenie.com CEO Patrick Poulin said in a statement.

Most tickets cost an upwards of $3,000 but GoTickets.com has a few ticket options available for about $1,500, in addition to other online ticket retailer Web sites.

The game will kick off Sunday, Feb. 5th at 6:25 p.m. ET on NBC. This year marks the first year the 2012 Super Bowl can be streamed online.