January 05, 2016 - Jesse Lawrence
Texans and Chiefs Open Wild Card Round This Saturday, Ticket Prices Increasing On Secondary Market
Wild Card Weekend is here, and the Houston Texans and Kansas City Chiefs get things started at NRG Stadium Saturday afternoon. Both teams are riding big win streaks into the postseason, with the 11-5 Chiefs collecting 10 straight victories and the 9-7 Texans winners of their last three. One streak will come to a screeching halt this weekend, however, and ticket prices have continued to rise on the secondary market in the days leading up to the game. According to TiqIQ the average secondary market price for AFC Wild Card Texans vs Chiefs tickets is now $290.35. That marks a 10.8% jump from Monday’s average of $262.11. However, Saturday’s game is still cheaper than the two teams’ Week 1 meeting in Houston. That game owned an average price of $302.62, making this Saturday’s affair 4% less expensive on average. If looking just to get past the gates this weekend the cheapest ticket available is currently listed for $129. That is 9.3% higher than Monday’s get-in price of $118. The cheapest ticket at NRG Stadium during Week 1 was $101, which makes this weekend’s game 27.7% more expensive. Planning on driving to the game? Use ParkWhiz.com for the best deals on NRG Stadium parking. Avoid the lofty fees outside the stadium by searching independent lots within walking distance. The cheapest NRG Stadium parking on ParkWhiz starts from $33 this weekend. Both teams rely heavily on their defensive game, and Saturday’s game is expected to be a low-scoring affair. J.J. Watt highlights a Texans team that allowed an AFC South-best 313 points this season while the Chiefs showcase left tackle Eric Fisher, who is in the midst of the best season of his three-year career. Houston left tackle Duane Brown will miss the rest of the season with a torn quad, which will like jeopardize the effectiveness of an already challenged Texans offense. The Texans will make their third postseason appearance since incepting into the league in 2002. They have won both Wild Card games they played in in 2011 and 2012 but would fall in the Divisional Round the following week both years. The Chiefs have failed to record a playoff win since the 1993 season, making seven first-round exits since that time.