Super Bowl XLVIII ticket prices plunge

Super Bowl XLVIII ticket prices plunge

[Ed. – Recession, two far-West teams, Jersey, coldest January in a century?  Go figure.]

On Friday, nine days before the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks meet at MetLife Stadium, the cheapest ticket to buy for the Super Bowl was $1,779 on NFL Ticket Exchange, the league’s official resale site. That’s $409 cheaper than it was on the site with this many days left last year and $809 cheaper than the year before.

Since the conference championship games ended, ticket prices have steadily plummeted. The get-in price on the NFL Ticket Exchange was $2,700 on Monday.

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Julia Vander Ploeg, general manager of Ticketmaster’s resale business, which runs the NFL Ticket Exchange, said the number of tickets on the market has increased by 10 percent in the past 48 hours. And that’s before the NFL has even given the physical tickets to the majority of people the league is taking care of.

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