January 14, 2016 - Jesse Lawrence
Secondary Market Panthers Tickets Nearing $400 Average Price for NFC Divisional Round
The Carolina Panthers were at home resting, watching the tight game between the Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks to determine who their Division Round opponent would be. As Blair Walsh missed a game-winning field goal, the Panthers opponent would be the team that appeared in back-to-back Super Bowls. As the No. 1 seed in the NFC, the Panthers have two home games if they were to reach the Super Bowl. On the secondary market, Panthers tickets are the second most expensive out of the four games being played in the NFL’s second playoff weekend. According to TiqIQ.com, the average ticket price is $390.15 with a get-in price of $156 only behind the New England Patriots game against the Kansas City Chiefs, which is the only game with an average ticket price over $400. Panthers tickets did have an average price above $400 when the final regular season game was finished and remained that way until just recently: on January 4th the average ticket price was $458.83, on January 11th the average price was $445.94 and it fell below the $400 mark for the first time on January 13th when it was $387.70. Fans of either team can get to Bank of America Stadium by using Hipmunk.com to book a Charlotte flight. To pair with the flight, Hipmunk has Charlotte hotels near the airport or stadium. The two teams met earlier in the year, with Cam Newton constructing a game-winning drive with less than a minute remaining to defeat Seattle at CenturyLink Stadium for one of their signature wins this season. The two teams are still to build a competitive history, as Seattle eliminated the Panthers from last season’s playoffs by a final score of 31-17. If Carolina were to advance, they would host the NFC Championship Game against either the Arizona Cardinals or Green Bay Packers. The Panthers defeated the Packers earlier in the season, winning 37-29 at home on November 8th.