The 2014 Super Bowl is just around the corner and fans of potential Super Bowl bound teams are trying to figure how to get them and why they are so expensive. The answer to both questions is in how the Super Bowl tickets are distributed.
Super Bowl tickets are currently running over $2500 and up on the secondary market and they’re expected to go up even more. By game time in Dallas at the 2011 Super Bowl tickets were still selling for over $3000 each and this game being so close to New York and Wall Street fans can expect much the same.
Here’s the breakdown on where those Super Bowl tickets end up:
– Both Super Bowl teams split 35% of the seats or about 13,650 tickets each. Some of these are distributed to fans through a lottery, others go to sponsors and advertisers.
– The host team gets 6.2% or in this case the Giants and Jets get 3.1% each or 2,418 tickets
– All other NFL teams get 1.2% each or 936 tickets
– The league keeps 25% or about 19,650 for sponsors and partners.
Ticket brokers develop connections with fans and sponsors and pay well above the face value for Super Bowl tickets which run from $500 to $2600 per seat through the NFL. The face value for Super Bowl tickets doubled this year for many of the seats from a high of $1250 to $2600 so the NFL is bringing in a lot of cash for this game.
There is a lottery that is held each year and fans can send requests by certified or registered mail between Feb. 1 and June 1 to:
Super Bowl Random Drawing
P.O. Box 49140
Strongsville, OH 44149-0140 – Name, address, phone number and email address are required and only 1 request per address. Good luck.