Do you hear that collective sigh of relief sweeping the nation? That is football fans everywhere overjoyed that the Super Bowl does not include the New England Patriots this season. Thanks to an upset in the first round, fans have known this for a few weeks. However, the Super Bowl itself was still undecided. Less than two weeks out, fans finally know the matchup and based on ticket sales at TicketNetwork.com, football fans everywhere couldn’t be more happy with the outcome.
Super Bowl Ticket Trends
Based on ticket sales at TicketNetwork.com, many people have already purchased their ticket to be a part of this historic tilt. Ticket trends were showing a little bit of a lull last year with the Patriots continuing to dominate. Fans were tired of seeing the same team and spending money on not only ticket prices but travel as well.
For the first time in four years, TicketNetwork.com is seeing a rise in Super Bowl ticket prices following Championship Weekend. Typically we would see a dip in prices, but thanks to this enticing matchup, the prices and sales are on the rise. There has been a 12.5% increase in the most expensive Super Bowl ticket on our site, as well as a 27.6% increase on the cheapest ticket located on our site. The average ticket price for the Super Bowl has also increased on TicketNetwork. Last year at this time, the average ticket price for the Super Bowl featuring the Patriots and Rams was $7,202.38. Fast forward a year with a Super Bowl featuring two historic franchises and two exciting teams, that number has jumped 8%. Ticket prices saw a dip throughout the week following the Championship weekend while every day this year on our site we have seen those prices rise.
A First in 50 Years
It took some Mahomes Magic in back-to-back games for the Kansas City Chiefs to make the Super Bowl trip while the San Francisco 49ers looked like an unstoppable force during their playoff run. The two teams head to one of the best Super Bowl locations any player or fan could ask for, Miami, FL. Taking place in Miami Gardens, FL on February 2nd at Hard Rock Stadium, combined with the South Beach weather, Super Bowl LIV is shaping up to be a classic.
For Chiefs fans, this Super Bowl has been an easy sell. This is the first time in 50 years (Super Bowl IV) that they have made it to the Big Game. Just a short flight or less than a day’s drive, this game means everything for these die-hard fans. With MVP Patrick Mahomes leading the way, fans know they’ll get their money’s worth for traveling to see their team in the Super Bowl.
Potential Dynasty Reboot
As for the 49ers, they have fans everywhere. Dominant in the 80s, the Niners were a favorite of many and their passionate fans can be found across the country. No doubt, some northern Californians will make the trip to South Beach, but Niners fans from across the country will descend on Miami for Super Bowl LIV.
Thanks to Head Coach Kyle Shanahan, and quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, the Niners look like a force to be reckoned with in the NFC. The 49ers dominated both games in the NFC playoffs en route to their Super Bowl bid but Super Bowl LIV might not be as easy. If anyone could slow down the dynamic Chiefs’ offense it would be the shutdown defense that San Francisco possesses.
Any way you slice it seems fans and ticket buyers alike are just happy to see new teams take the field on the NFL’s biggest stage!