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How Much Are Super Bowl Tickets 2013?

Updated on May 21, 2013

Mercedes Benz Superdome

Attending the 2013 Super Bowl will be expensive, but possible.
Attending the 2013 Super Bowl will be expensive, but possible. | Source

Super Bowl XLVII will be played on February 3, 2013 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, mid-way between the two weekends of Mardi Gras. This could be a once-in-a-lifetime experience to see the Big Game in one of the world's most entertaining cities. What would it cost to go?

Face Value of Super Bowl Tickets

The face value of Super Bowl tickets ranges from $850 to $1250. But they are worth much more. According to the Huffington Post, the average price for this year's Super Bowl game is $2795. While that's a significant markup from face value, it's lower than last year's average ticket price of $4039.

Super Bowl 2013 Game Tickets

The most difficult part of participating in the Super Bowl festivities is getting tickets for the Big Game.

Its extremely difficult to buy tickets from the NFL because the demand for tickets is much higher than the supply. According to the Super Bowl 2013 Host Committee, most tickets are made available to the two teams playing in the game, the remaining NFL teams, and NFL partners. Some tickets are made available for the sponsors of the Host Committee.

The only tickets for the general public are made available through a random drawing. However, it's already too late to send in requests to enter the random drawing for Super Bowl 2013, which were only accepted from February 1, 2012 through June 1, 2012. So, unless you've already sent in your requests, you can't purchase Super Bowl tickets directly.

That said, Super Bowl tickets can be purchased indirectly from companies specializing in event tickets, or from ticket resales from eBay, StubHub or other outlets. The tickets can be purchased alone, or as part of comprehensive packages including other products designed to provide a complete Super Bowl experience. You can find these companies with simple searches, so buying tickets is easy with a valid credit card. The question is: Can you afford it?

GoTickets offers a selection of Super Bowl 2013 tickets. The least expensive tickets are in the A. Terrace Level Endzone/Corner, at $2115 each, not including taxes, service and shipping fees. The most expensive tickets offered by GoTickets are located in the L. Plaza Level 30 - 50 yard line, at $6100 each, not including taxes, service and shipping fees. These tickets are considered pre-orders, meaning the exact ticket locations and delivery dates will not be available until closer to game day.

TicketCity also offers Super Bowl 2013 tickets. They range from a low of $2257 each for Section 603, to $237,500 for a luxury suite. Orders made via TicketCity's website are ticket requests. After receiving a request, TicketCity starts its own process to buy the requested tickets from their suppliers, and therefore does not guarantee the ticket prices shown on their website or even that the tickets will be available until they confirm your order.

StubHub is a comprehensive source of resale Super Bowl 2013 tickets. The prices range from a low of $2400 per ticket in the Terrance End to a high of $625,000 for a 400 level suite.

So, you can buy tickets for Super Bowl 2013 if you're willing to pony up a minimum of about $2500 each. But wait ... tickets to the Big Game itself are just the starting point. What about the rest of the Super Bowl experience? Can you afford to buy a package with a ticket to the Big Game plus other star-studded products needed for the complete Super Bowl experience?

Vegas Odds to Win the Super Bowl

49ers and Ravens
The Ravens beat the 49ers by 34-31 to win Super Bowl 2013
All Other Teams

Majority of Bets Favor Ravens

57% of the bets placed in Las Vegas favored the Ravens, as of 1/29/2013.

Super Bowl 2013 Packages

QuintEvents offers NFL Super Bowl 2013 packages complete with game tickets, "exclusive insider options", and optional accommodations. Their prices vary depending on the type and number of extras and accommodations. The least expensive package currently offered on QuintEvents' website is their "Blue Level N Package". This package includes a Super Bowl ticket in the End Zone Seating - 600 level, admission to the Super Bowl Gameday Hospitality Experience, a $50 in-stadium merchandise coupon, a game program voucher, and a lanyard with ticket sleeve, and preferred parking (without parking fees) for a base price of $2799 per person without accommodations. Adding a single occupancy hotel from January 31st to February 4th increases the price to $4499. But you and a friend could buy the double-occupancy hotel package for $3649 per person. The hotel would be the Best Western St. Christopher hotel in New Orleans, or the Renaissance Baton Rouge outside the city. Thus, once you add in the taxes and fees, you and your friend could expect to pay about $4000 each to attend the Big Game, stay at a decent hotel in New Orleans, and attend a premiere NFL-sponsored event. You'd also need to add in the cost of transportation to and about New Orleans along with your food, drinks and incidental expenses for the five-day stay. So call it about $5000 each.

The price of attending the game in style will be higher. The most expensive package currently offered by QuintEvents is their "Red Level A Package". With double-occupancy at a high-end hotel in New Orleans, the price is $8849 per person. That pays for a club seat to the game located in the 100 and 200 levels between the 20-yard lines. Also included are admission to the Super Bowl Gameday Hospitality Experience, a Super Bowl XLVII Gift Bag, a game program voucher, a lanyard with ticket sleeve, and preferred parking (without parking fees). To add to the experience, this package also includes postgame field access so you can go on the field after the game! So call it about $10,000 each for you and a friend to attend in style.

There are many other Super Bowl 2013 packages available from companies, such as VividSeats, Excite Tickets, and Premiere Sports Travel. Depending on individual tastes, these packages can be purchased with extras including: Playboy Super Party; ESPN Next Party; Leather and Laces Party; and MAXIM 2013 Super Bowl Party. The amount of glitz and high-end entertainment you can experience depends only on credit card's limit!


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