The Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots exiting Sunday with Super Bowl berths was, at least as far as the secondary ticket market goes, the least compelling combination of teams.
That doesn’t mean tickets will come cheap in Houston as supply for the Feb. 5 contest is minimal compared to previous Super Bowls. There were a little more than a thousand tickets available on the secondary market as of Monday morning with an average listing price of about $6,000, which could make Super Bowl LI the most expensive ever.
“At these supply levels, a Cowboys, Steelers and Packers appearance could have shot the market to a $10k average asking price,” Ticket IQ spokesperson Jesse Lawrence said in an email to USA TODAY Sports. “Historically, supply increases about 100% from Championship Sunday to peak supply, and it will be interesting to see how this year compares.”
Data from Ticket IQ, an online ticket sales and tracking site, had 1,261 seats available, a third the inventory of last year’s game at this point. Since Ticket IQ began tracking numbers in 2010, Super Bowl XLIV (Indianapolis Colts vs. New Orleans Saints) in February 2010, had the fewest tickets (3,129) this far in advance.
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SOURCE: USA Today, A.J. Perez