There’s ridiculous. There’s also next-level ridiculous. Ticket prices for Super Bowl LIII between the Rams and Patriots in Atlanta next month qualify in the latter category.
We already know that suites inside the Mercedes-Benz Stadium are going for as much as $600,000.
If that weren’t crazy enough, a fan just paid north of $95,000 for four tickets. Said tickets are on the Patriots’ side of the field, seven rows up at the 50-yard line.
JUST IN: A person just paid $95,222 for four seats at the 50, seven rows up, on the Patriots side, for Super Bowl LIII on StubHub. Price includes fees.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) January 22, 2019
Let’s put this into perspective. The average home price in the metro Atlanta area is currently $185,000. Yeah, you could put half down for the price of spending three-plus hours watching the Super Bowl.
Talk about the NFL’s demise has been greatly exaggerated in recent years. Given the ratings we saw for the AFC Championship Game and the demand for Super Bowl tickets, that’s taken to a whole new level.