September 08, 2015 - Jesse Lawrence
Despite disappointing 2014, prices for both Giants and Jets tickets up on secondary market
A cautious optimism fills the air in East Rutherford, New Jersey ahead of the 2015-16 NFL season. Both the New York Giants and Jets will be looking to rebound following forgettable 2014 campaigns, and the two franchises have seen ticket prices increase considerably on the secondary market from last season. The Giants own higher prices for home games at MetLife Stadium, however, and Big Blue hope to make noise in the NFC East after posting their worst record in a decade last season.
According to TiqIQ, the average secondary market price for Giants tickets over the team’s eight home games is currently $279.76, up 7.7% from 2014’s average of $259.66.Three upcoming games will average above $300, including the Giants’ top-priced games against the Dallas Cowboys on October 25 and New England Patriots on November 15.
With the Jets set to welcome Todd Bowles in his first season as head coach, ticket prices on TiqIQ have also jumped for the team’s upcoming home schedule at MetLife Stadium. Though not nearly as expensive as the Giants, Jets tickets across the 2015-16 season now average $185.72 on the secondary market, marking a 19.3% boost from the $155.65 average last season. Top-priced games come against the Patriots on December 27 and Philadelphia Eagles on September 27.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Giants’ divisional matchup with the Cowboys in late-October is easily the most expensive games on their home schedule this season. The average secondary market price for October 25 Giants vs Cowboys tickets is now $391.47, 39.9% above season average, and the cheapest ticket available is listed for $160. With Tom Brady tentatively scheduled to miss his first four games in the wake of the Deflategate controversy, his visit to East Rutherford on November 15 is greatly impacting ticket prices. Giants vs Patriots tickets on TiqIQ average $342.37, 22.4% above season average, and get-in price is $124.
The defending Super Bowl champion Patriots will make the trip to the Garden State again in late-December when they take on the Jets on December 27. The NFC East battle hasn’t garnered as much ticket demand as their bout with the Giants, though Jets vs Patriots tickets still average $235.98 on the secondary market. That is 27% above season average, with the get-in price starting at $55 –more than half the price of that of the Giants-Patriots game six weeks prior.
If hoping to get out to a game this season, planning a trip to MetLife Stadium has never been easier. Hotels near NYC, including four, four-star hotel options starting at less than $175 per night, can be booked through Hipmunk.com for Giants and Jets fans traveling to watch a home game at MetLife Stadium. For those from further away, options for flights to New York through most major airline carriers can be found as Hipmunk as well.
Both the Giants and Jets enter the upcoming season with renewed spirits. After going just 6-10 last year the Giants will welcome back star wideout Victor Cruz and continue to watch blossoming second-year receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. come into his own. Under the new direction of Todd Bowles and the second tour of superstar cornerback Darrelle Revis, the Jets will quickly look to forget their 4-12 effort from a season ago. And if secondary market ticket prices are any indication, both franchises may be talking postseason football come January.