Super Bowl 55 Tickets Will Be Most Expensive Ever Due to Limited Capacity, Bucs at Home
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The most expensive Super Bowl ticket in NFL history just got more expensive.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers win over the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game means that for the first time in 55 tries, a team will play a Super Bowl in its home stadium.
Combine that with the limited number of seats, and it’s a perfect storm.
A total number of 22,000 fans will be at Super Bowl LV in Tampa on Feb. 6. That includes 7,500 health care workers who have received the COVID-19 vaccine. Their tickets will be non-transferable. The other 14,500 will be up for grabs and will be fully transferable.
Prices for those 14,500 tickets start at $9,540 a piece and go up to $24,750 each — the most expensive ticket is 13 rows up on the 50-yard line. The first group of rows off the field will be blocked off, as they have been this entire season.
The get-in price for a Super Bowl ticket was about $2,000 cheaper earlier this week, well before the Buccaneers clinched.
The majority of the tickets are being controlled by On Location, which is jointly owned by Endeavor and the NFL.
Interestingly, Brady’s first Super Bowl, XXXVI, was known as the cheapest Super Bowl on the secondary market in modern history.
Travel to the game was slowed down by reactions to Sept. 11. With the stadium surrounded by steel fences and heavy security, a $400 face value ticket could be had for $100 right before the game.