If you plan on going to the Super Bowl next year, you might want to start saving now. Or, get that second mortgage on your house. Sell a kidney on the black market. Start buying lottery tickets.
The NFL said Tuesday that the most expensive tickets for the 2014 Super Bowl, to be held Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., will be $2,600.
That’s more than twice the $1,250 cost for similar tickets at last season’s Super Bowl in New Orleans.
“We are looking to close the gap between the face value of the ticket and its true value as reflected on the secondary market,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said Tuesday. “The uniqueness of the Super Bowl in the New York/New Jersey is also driving unprecedented demand and buzz.”
About 9,000 seats will be priced at $2,600. The next tier of seats is expected to go for $1,500 compared with $950 in New Orleans. About 40% of general admission seats will be under $1,000, McCarthy said.
The capacity of MetLife Stadium is 82,500.
But you get value for your $2,600. You will have access to an indoor restaurant.
Make sure you leave a nice tip for your waiter or waitress.
If you don’t have $2,600 to spend, the lowest-priced ticket is $500. Unfortunately, you needed to enter a lottery to buy those tickets, and the lottery is closed. Some 30,000 fans entered and 1,000 winners will be notified this fall.