The Real Cost of Super Bowl-dom

By Nikhil Hutheesing, Suzanne Woolley and Ben Steverman - 2012-02-02T15:35:27Z

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Ticket Resellers

The face value of tickets ranges from $800 to $1,200, but the cheapest listing on SeatGeek, an event ticket aggregator, is $2,247 for an upper-deck, end-zone seat. Prices have declined recently, according to TiqIQ, a ticket event aggregator that tracks listings from StubHub, EBay, TicketNetwork and TicketsNow. The average ticket price has fallen to $3,982, from $4,311, since Jan. 27; the cheapest ticket has fallen from $2,400 to $2,090. The most expensive ticket purchased on the NFL Ticket Exchange, the league's official resale website, sold the week of Jan. 23 for $16,480.