November 02, 2015 - Jesse Lawrence
Panthers-Colts Ticket Prices Falling Fast On Secondary Market Prior to MNF Matchup
The underachieving Indianapolis Colts will face the unbeaten Carolina Panthers in Charlotte tonight as Week 8 comes to a close. While Andrew Luck continues to battle through a nagging shoulder injury and reported cracked ribs, his Colts will also be without starting center Khaled Holmes. The Panthers have experienced quite the opposite role of fortune and look for their seventh straight win to start the season, and secondary market ticket prices are beginning to plummet in the hours leading up to kickoff. According to TiqIQ the average price for Panthers vs Colts tickets is $134.22 on the secondary market. That marks a 25.5% slide from Saturday’s average of $188.78. The cheapest ticket is now listed for $38, down 37.7% from Saturday’s $61 get-in price. The two teams last met at Lucas Oil Stadium back in 2011, where the Panthers took a 27-19 win in Week 12 of the season. The game was played prior to the Andrew Luck and Cam Newton eras in Indianapolis and Charlotte, however, and the average secondary market price was $ 102.76 – 23.4% cheaper than tonight’s game at Bank of America Stadium. For those making last-minute traveling arrangements, Charlotte hotels on Hipmunk.com can still be found at relatively affordable rates. Rooms start at $47 per night while Airbnb listings begin at $45 each night. Flights to Charlotte on Hipmunk can also be arranged for the last-second adventurer. Luck will likely have trouble regaining his composure against one of the league’s best defenses, but he’ll hope to right the Colts’ ship and retain sole possession of the anemic AFC South. At 3-4 the Colts own the best record in the division despite allowing 27 more points against than for over the first seven weeks. Don’t expect the Colts to find much success on the ground if Luck should favor Frank Gore. The Panthers have allowed just 660 rushing yards over their first seven games, good enough for fifth best in the league. Tonight’s game will be the cheapest remaining at Bank of America Stadium this season - and by a considerable margin. The Panthers’ second least expensive home game remaining comes during Week 17 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers where tickets average $181.77 and the get-in price is $48, making tonight’s MNF showdown 26.1% cheaper on average. While the Colts are hell-bent on returning to the quality of play that carried them to last year’s AFC Championship Game, the surging Panthers will likely be too much of a burden to overcome on the road. Expect the Panthers to take advantage of the injured Luck while Newton exposes their defense en route to a 7-0 record on the season.