The Super Bowl is always the most expensive ticket of the NFL season, and the 2013 game is no different.
Those who want to see the San Francisco 49ers face the Baltimore Ravens on Feb.3 in New Orleans will have to spend at least a few thousand dollars. The cheapest ticket available on the ticket resale Web site StubHub is being sold for $2,119. The most expensive ticket on the site is a suite that is being valued at over $315,000, while the highest-priced individual seat is going for $53,333.69.
Even though it would cost a lot of money to attend Super Bowl XLVII, the tickets are actually less expensive than they have been in some years past. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, the average ticket price is down 11.7 percent from last season’s game to $3,278.39, when the New York Giants defeated the New England Patriots in 2012.
For someone who is looking to get tickets to the game online, it might be best to make a purchase close to the day of the game. The spokesman for the ticket aggregator TiqIQ told Businessweek that the prices should get more reasonable as Feb.3 gets closer.
“Unlike a regular-season game where a broker may eat a few hundred dollars a ticket if he or she can’t sell them, in terms of the Super Bowl every ticket is worth $850 or more, so they will be more willing to come down from their ask price as game approaches,” said spokesman Chris Matcovich.
The Mercedes-Benz Superdome holds 73,208 people, and will be completely sold out for Super Bowl 47. It’s the first time that either the 49ers or Ravens have made the big game since 2001.