Attending the Super Bowl comes with super high prices

Staff writerJanuary 27, 2014 

Seahawks fans hoping to snag tickets to Super Bowl XLVIII should brace themselves. A seat to the big game – and just about everything else – is going to cost you.

At a press conference on Monday, committee member and New York City Deputy Mayor Tony Shorris told reporters that officials want everyone to have an “enormous amount of fun. And spend lots of money.”

That shouldn’t be hard to do.

The average list price of a Super Bowl ticket is $3,019.99, according to Stefan Mersch with That’s down from $4,007.73, which was the average price for a seat the day the Seahawks beat the San Francisco 49ers to win the NFC Conference Championship.

Last week, tickets through Vivid Seats, a secondary ticket marketplace, listed its least expensive ticket at $2,239 with an average cost of more than $5,000.

And eating? If you are counting on saving a few bucks to help pay for that Super Bowl ticket you splurged on, think again.

The breakfast buffet at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel will set you back $21 to $30 dollars per person. Sticking with simple eats won’t save much money, either.

At the Sheraton, it’s $10 for a cup of oatmeal, $6 for a small cup of mixed berries, and $4 for a bagel. But don’t worry; the cream cheese is free.

Now you know why the Super Bowl Host Committee expects Super Bowl XLVIII to generate about $600 million of economic activity in the New York-New Jersey region.

Kari Plog

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