In 1967, tickets for the very first Super Bowl when the Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10 topped out at $12.
It’s no surprise that the cost to attend the Super Bowl has since soared with the ever-increasing popularity of the NFL. Super Bowl 50, set for February 7th at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, is just around the corner and fans are willingly spending their money and flight miles to get there.
1. Tickets for Super Bowl 50 have sold for $1,222 to $27,983, from the cheapest seat in the upper sideline to the most expensive spot in the lower prime club.
2. The average ticket price sold for Super Bowl 50 is $5,461.
3. The cheapest ticket now available for Super Bowl 50 costs $3,810.
4. The average ticket price sold for Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale (2/1/15 Patriots-Seahawks) was $4,222 and, for Super Bowl XLVIII in New York (2/2/14 Seahawks-Broncos), $2,516.
5. You could purchase 39 tickets to see the Dave Matthews Band ($138) or 68 tickets to see Pharrell Williams ($80) at Pier 70 in the same week for the average price of one Super Bowl ticket.
6. You could go see Jersey Boys ($90-$110) at the Orpheum Theater in the same week 60 times for the cost of seeing Super Bowl 50 that Sunday.
7. You and four guests could also check out Rolling Stone’s Super Bowl Party ($1,000) at the Galleria Design Center the night before, instead of going to the Super Bowl itself.
8. Californians account for 29 percent of Super Bowl 50 ticket sales.
9. Throughout most of the season, of all parts of the country with AFC playoff-eligible teams, Boston had the highest search volume for flights into the Bay Area for Super Bowl 50. (Though we can only guess those numbers dipped dramatically at the exact moment of New England’s two-point conversion failure on Sunday.)
10. On the NFC side, the city with the most flight searches? Charlotte, North Carolina.