Feb 2, 2020; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Detailed view of the Vince Lombardi Trophy in the hands of a Kansas City Chiefs player celebrating after defeating the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Super Bowl LV ticket prices still steep despite dip

Ticket prices for Super Bowl LV will be exorbitant but likely not record-setting, Sportico reported.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the cheapest ticket price on the NFL’s official On Location Experiences site was $6,800 before fees — and that price required a minimum purchase of three tickets. Still, individually, that’s far below the record-setting price of more than $12,000 some buyers paid to watch the New England Patriots defeat the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX in 2015 in Glendale, Ariz., Sportico said.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, only 24,700 fans will be admitted to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., when the hometown Buccaneers face the Kansas City Chiefs on Feb. 7. Already, 7,500 seats have been allocated to vaccinated health-care workers.

Despite the Buccaneers being the first team ever to play in the Super Bowl in its home stadium, demand hasn’t swelled to a frenzy because of the pandemic. While prices spiked immediately after the Bucs beat the Green Bay Packers on Sunday to clinch the Super Bowl berth, prices have fallen since. Many corporate sponsors also have bowed out of the Super Bowl this year, keeping the prices from reaching record highs.

Tickets are hitting the secondary market but aren’t selling for the highest prices. That might have something to do with the Chiefs playing in the Super Bowl for a second consecutive year or because the Super Bowl atmosphere — the parties and such — will be tempered because of the pandemic.

“Tickets aren’t moving,” Brett Goldberg, the co-CEO of TickPick, told Sportico. “They’re just not selling — and understandably at these price points. It’s hard to justify spending this amount of money for a Super Bowl experience that is just not going to be the same.”

The least-expensive price per ticket on TickPick on Wednesday afternoon was $7,137 and had to be bought in a package of four.

–Field Level Media

General view of Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Super Bowl: 22,000 tickets, free entry to 7,500 healthcare workers

Super Bowl LV will include 22,000 fans at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., and 7,500 vaccinated health care workers are among the total approved by state health officials.

The NFL expressed an interest in bringing health care workers to the game last month and combined that mission with the existing stadium plan in Tampa.

Free tickets to the Super Bowl for health care workers at an average ticket price of just over $2,400 equates to more than $18 million.

Commissioner Roger Goodell said at the NFL owner’s meetings that the NFL would make the pledge to “honor health care workers and thank them for their extraordinary service during the pandemic and also promote the importance of vaccination.”

Raymond James Stadium has an existing capacity of 65,000 with potential to add more than 5,000 seats.

But the Feb. 7 game is not being held under typical circumstances.

Tampa, Miami and Jacksonville NFL teams all sold tickets and operated on game day at partial capacity this season with Florida’s lenient COVID-19 guidelines in place.

The Buccaneers, playing for the NFC championship on Sunday, allowed up to 20 percent of the stadium capacity on game day during the regular season. The Buccaneers could become the first team to play for the Super Bowl in its home stadium.

Only masked fans were permitted, and the NFL plans to mandate masks for all spectators next month.

The NFL is permitting each of the league’s other 31 teams — the Buccaneers being the exception — to invite four vaccinated health care workers from the home market of that team. All airfare and hotel costs will be paid for, and the league said it anticipates a combination of workers within the industry, from doctors, to custodial staff, nurses to receptionists, to be among the game’s attendees.

–Field Level Media

Vikings' New Stadium Debut Tops Priciest Action For Upcoming Week 2 Slate

After an exciting Week 1 of action in the NFL, fans turn their attention to the upcoming Week 2, which is highlighted with some premium divisional games and home openers, including Packers at Vikings, Dolphins at Patriots, and Jets at Bills. In addition to these divisional affairs, some of the key primetime contests consist of high-profile matchups, specifically Indianapolis at Denver and Philadelphia at Chicago. An overview of the top Week 2 games, in terms of get-in ticket price, are presented below.

9/18 Green Bay @ Minnesota | U.S. Bank Stadium | Get-In: $265

The most expensive game in Week 2 will feature a NFC North battle between Green Bay and Minnesota. This will be the first official game at brand new U.S. Bank Stadium, so it’s understandable it ranks as the most expensive of the week, with the Vikings opening up their new venue opposite a longtime rival. Last season, Green Bay came to University of Minnesota Stadium and embarrassed Minnesota, 30-13. Minnesota will need to generate pressure on Aaron Rodgers in order to avenge that lopsided defeat, as well as figure out their quarterback situation. The club traded for Sam Bradford following the injury of Teddy Bridgewater, and it is most likely that he’ll be ready to make his team debut in this historic encounter. This could wind up as one of the most expensive games of the entire NFL season.

9/18 Miami @ New England | Gillette Stadium | Get-In: $168

After tough road games in Week 1, Miami and New England will travel back to the East Coast for an AFC East clash. Jimmy Garoppolo is seeking a strong first home start at Gillette Stadium, while Miami will look to pull off the upset after almost doing just that in Seattle in the season opener. Thus, the Dolphins are definitely capable of sneaking out of Gillette Stadium with a victory if the Patriots aren’t too careful. The get-in ticket price for Miami vs. New England Patriots tickets start at $168 on Razorgator.

9/19 Philadelphia @ Chicago | Soldier Field | Get-In: $146

The Chicago Bears will play their first game at Soldier Field on Monday Night Football. Chicago will welcome a Philadelphia team that will start rookie quarterback, Carson Wentz in his first road game. These two teams have not played since 2013, but Philadelphia has won two of the last three match-ups. A lot of the key players have changed, but expect a physical game between these two teams. The get-in ticket price for this game is $146.

9/18 Indianapolis @ Denver | Sports Authority Stadium | Get-In: $130

After a thrilling Week 1 victory over the Carolina Panthers, Denver is seeking a second straight home victory over a potential playoff team. Thanks to a strong defensive effort In Week 1, Denver defeated Carolina, 21-20. Denver sacked Cam Newton three times and forced one interception. On offense, C.J. Anderson rushed for 92 yards and one touchdown. Denver will need a big defensive effort against a Colts team that has won two straight games against them. Fans that want to attend this game should check out Razorgator, where Colts vs. Broncos tickets start at $130. In addition, to help save on the costs of getting to the game, fans can find cheap parking for Sports Authority Field at Mile High on ParkWhiz.com.

9/18 Seattle @ Los Angeles | Los Angeles Coliseum | Get-In: $130

The Los Angeles Rams will play their first home game on Sunday, September 18, against the division rival Seattle Seahawks. Over the last two seasons, the Rams are 2-0 at home against Seattle, so fans are hoping for another win over their bitter NFC West rival. Fans should act quickly if they want to secure tickets for this matchup, as Seahawks vs. Rams tickets start at $130, which is one of their highest ticket prices this season.