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Giants’ Fans Topping Patriots’ 4-to-1 in Super Bowl Ticket Buys

Jan. 25 (Bloomberg) -- New York-area football fans are outpacing New Englanders in buying Super Bowl tickets on the secondary market.

Twenty-three percent of tickets for the Feb. 5 game in Indianapolis sold on NFL Ticket Exchange have been purchased by people in either New York or New Jersey, according to data released by the website, the official ticket reseller of the National Football League.

Residents of Massachusetts make up 5 percent of purchasers and Connecticut 7.5 percent, though that state includes geographic allegiances to both participating teams, the New England Patriots and the New York Giants.

“The Giants have a notoriously rabid fan base that travels extremely well,” Jennifer Swanson, a spokeswoman for the NFL Ticket Exchange, said in an e-mail. “We’ve already seen a spike in ticket orders from New York and New Jersey -- more than four times that from Massachusetts -- and we expect that trend to continue.”

More than 1,100 tickets are available on the site, with the lowest priced at $2,613 and the highest -- in Row 1 at the 50-yard line -- at $14,207. The average price of tickets sold so far is $4,272, a $93 increase from yesterday.

The average resale ticket price across several web platforms for the Lucas Oil Stadium contest is $4,001, with the least expensive $2,275, according to TiqIQ, an event ticket aggregator that tracks listings from StubHub, EBay, TicketNetwork and TicketsNow, an NFL Ticket Exchange partner.

The game is a Super Bowl rematch between the Patriots (15-3) and Giants (12-7), who upset New England in 2008 to win the championship 17-14 in Glendale, Arizona.

Tickets for that game averaged $3,702 on TicketsNow. The NFL Ticket Exchange was created the following year.

To contact the reporter on this story: Mason Levinson in New York at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at

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