With fan bases from Boston and New York meeting again in the Super Bowl, you would think the demand from both rival fan bases would be high. According to Fox 25 in Boston, though, New Englanders are not driving the market.
Only 7% of all tickets purchased through the online site Stubhub have come from Massachusetts, and an additional 2.5% have come from Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Rhode Island. That makes the New England area fans account for less than 10% of the Super Bowl ticket purchasers.
For comparison, from the most recent U.S. Census, Massachusetts accounts for 2.1% of the U.S. population, and Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Rhode Island about 1.4% collectively. So, Massachusetts residents are buying them at a rate higher than the public at large, just not by a large margin.
Of course, the obvious explanation is that diehard New England fans are everywhere, and there are lots of folks in Texas wearing their red #32 Craig James jerseys who will be looking for tickets. That, or Boston fans are so bored with not being cursed, suffering through so many titles, that they don’t even want to deal with this one.
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