With a little more than week remaining until Super Bowl LIII, ticket prices are following a trend that means that this weekend is likely the best time to buy on the secondary market, according to secondary ticket marketplace TicketIQ.com.
Other than slight moves up Wednesday and Friday, the average asking price for tickets to the February 3 game at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium have been on a steady downward trend. The average asking price on Championship Sunday was $8,130, and by Friday had dropped to $6,565. That trend is following a similar pattern to 2018 and 2017. The cheapest day to buy a Super Bowl LII ticket in Minneapolis was eight days before the game, and the cheapest time to buy for Super Bowl LI was nine days ahead of kick off.
So far, tickets have dropped as low as $6,487 on Thursday, which was 10 days before the game. There was a slight uptick in the average price on Friday morning, but the get-in price continued to fall.
The New England Patriots will be making their third consecutive appearance in the Super Bowl, and will play the Los Angeles Rams. Both teams advanced by way of overtime conference championship games.
Helping to drive prices down is the number of tickets available on the secondary market. As of Friday, there were 3,892 tickets available, compared to 1,361 on the same day in 2018, and 2,911 in 2017.
As of January 25th, the average asking price for tickets had dropped 20% from Championship Sunday, and more than 4,000 tickets remained on the secondary market at that point. While the quantity numbers more reflect the market in 2016, which was the last year before the NFL began trying to manage tickets through its NFL On Location service, the price changes–especially for the get-in–line up more with the 2017 game.
In 2016, ticket prices continued on a downward spiral with no upticks all the way until Super Bowl Sunday. The cheapest day to buy was the day before the game, when tickets were trending at $4,526, before going up to $4,625 on game day.
The get-in price for this year’s game is also trending down, from $2,964 on Championship Sunday to its lowest yet, $2,425 on Friday.
As prices drop, TicketIQ.com continues to have good availability throughout the stadium. Among the seats still available were “cheap” seats in Upper Corner 321, Row 17 for $2,421, and with TicketIQ.com’s Low Price Guarantee. If you’re looking for more than a chance to just be in the stadium, seats in the Piedmont Club C237, Row 4, had an average asking price of $14,132 on Friday.
And, if you’ve got a big group and really want to treat yourselves, Suites 4 and 5 in Loge 106 were still available for $76,000. The suites seat six, and included unlimited food and beverage, as well as access to the Mercedes-Benz Club.