How Much Are Super Bowl Tickets? – Cost of Super Bowl Tickets by Year

Super Bowl 58 tickets are available this week – and less expensive than they were last week – but the cost of two seats to Sunday’s game remains well into five figures and the most expensive in Super Bowl history.

Let’s take a look at this year’s prices, the history of Super Bowl ticket prices, and why they cost so much.

How Much Are Super Bowl Tickets?

Tickets for the Super Bowl 58 matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas can be purchased for prices as low as the $5,000 range, all the way up to the $50,000+ level that includes plenty of added incentives.

There is a wide range of pricing when it comes to looking at how much Super Bowl tickets cost. As usual, all of this year’s Super Bowl tickets have been purchased, so fans must scour the secondary ticket markets at Ticketmaster, StubHub, SeatGeek, and others.

An important note, unless otherwise indicated, the secondary ticket market does not include added transaction fees that can add 10% to 20% per ticket.

The least expensive ticket locations at any football game are in the upper corners of these vast stadiums. With the NFL demanding its premier event be held in a state-of-the-art football palace, though, fans no longer have to worry about obstructed views and can easily follow the action on the huge video boards.

Prices at Ticketmaster early in the week were $6,200 for a seat on the 400 level at Allegiant Stadium (capacity 65,000+), the $1.9 billion home of the Las Vegas Raiders that opened in July 2020.

StubHub resale tickets ranged from $5,197 way upstairs to $51,030 for a front-row perch on the Kansas City side.

At SeatGeek, prices ranged from $7,770 to $32,367, including fees, with the best seats available in Row 1 of the Club Level at about the 40-yard line.

In addition to the taxes and fees, hungry and thirsty football fans must contend with the high concession prices.

Bargain hunters at this year’s Super Bowl will pay about $30 for two domestic beers and two basic hot dogs.

And then there’s this option:

 

The Rising Cost of Super Bowl Ticket Prices

With no idea how the game would become the biggest single day on the world’s sports calendar, football officials staged the first Super Bowl in 1967. It wasn’t even called the Super Bowl at that point, and ticket prices reflected its relative lack of prominence.

The average price for that game, played at the Coliseum in Los Angeles (current home to the USC Trojans), was about $12.

Take a look at the rising cost of game tickets year over year, with the prices adjusted for inflation.

Year Av. Ticket Price Adjusted for Inflation
1967 $12 $80
1968 $12 $83
1969 $12 $83
1970 $15 $98
1971 $15 $93
1972 $15 $90
1973 $15 $87
1974 $15 $79
1975 $20 $95
1976 $20 $89
1977 $20 $84
1978 $30 $118
1979 $30 $108
1980 $30 $95
1981 $40 $113
1982 $40 $105
1983 $40 $101
1984 $60 $145
1985 $60 $140
1986 $75 $169
1987 $75 $75
1988 $100 $213
1989 $100 $204
1990 $125 $242
1991 $150 $275
1992 $150 $268
1993 $175 $303
1994 $175 $295
1995 $200 $328
1996 $350 $559
1997 $275 $426
1998 $275 $420
1999 $325 $488
2000 $325 $475
2001 $325 $458
2002 $400 $557
2003 $500 $679
2004 $600 $799
2005 $600 $776
2006 $700 $871
2007 $700 $853
2008 $900 $1,052
2009 $1,000 $1,168
2010 $1,000 $1,138
2011 $1,200 $1,344
2012 $1,200 $1,306
2013 $1,250 $1,339
2014 $1,500 $1,582
2015 $2,000 $2,111
2016 $2,500 $2,605
2017 $2,500 $2,605
2018 $2,500 $2,799
2019 $2,557 $2,811.95
2020 $3,488 $3,789.04
2021 $5,950 $6,173.49
2022 $8,869
2023 $9,915
2024 $9,024

In the days leading up to the big game, Super Bowl prices fluctuate and trends emerge based on several factors, including the teams involved, the location of the host city, and story lines about the players participating.

Tickets to this year’s Super Bowl are on pace to be the most expensive in the history of the game.

After a gradual decline in the price of Super Bowl tickets on the secondary market the past few years, the number has shot upward in 2024.

Super Bowl ticket prices graph
Image: Statista

Why Are Super Bowl Tickets So Expensive?

The reason Super Bowl tickets are so expensive is because of the event’s nature. The Super Bowl is a singular, destination sports event that has become a cultural centerpiece across the globe.

Simply put, the Super Bowl rates at the top of every sports fan’s bucket list and consistently produces the highest ticket demand of any single-day sporting event.

The event is almost exclusively held in warm-weather cities during the winter, with the game moving from late January to early February over the past couple of decades, so the location provides an additional incentive for fans to attend.

Other Ways to Enjoy The Super Bowl

So the ticket prices are a little too steep to afford? There are several great options as alternatives to attending the Super Bowl in person.

If a party is the goal, there are undoubtedly dozens of Super Bowl public gathering spots that include local bars and restaurants.

For a great, immersive experience, do the research to find a location that caters to the fans of your team.

For a more private party option, stay at home with friends and make some friendly bets after consulting an NFL betting guide to add some extra fun.

Big-screen televisions are increasingly affordable and offer a much better value for your hard-earned dollars. Instead of the three-plus hours a game ticket provides, a big-screen television lasts years.

And your event is invite-only, so it’s a win-win social situation.

For the serious sports betting fans, a quiet residence with a big-screen TV and access to an NFL sportsbook are all that’s needed to enjoy the Super Bowl. This experience is highlighted by the pregame prop bets as well as the availability of in-game, or “live” betting.

Whether you’re having a party with friends or watching at home, sit back and enjoy the game!

Jay Dieffenbach

Jay is a Sports Betting Writer at Techopedia.com, and has been working in US sports for more than 20 years. He's worked for Daily Racing Form, the Arizona Republic, The Athletic and FanDuel among other sports and gambling positions.