Jan 19, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman hoists the George Halas Trophy after the 2013 NFC Championship football game against the San Francisco 49ers at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Seahawks 12th Man Will Need to Pay Up For Super Bowl Tickets to XVLIII At MetLife Stadium

The last time the Seattle Seahawks were in the Super Bowl, they were on the losing end of a controversial win. Eight years later, they’re back under the spotlight on the NFL’s biggest stage, with a chance to right an unforgettable wrong. The Seahawks will spend the next two weeks preparing for just their second ever Super Bowl appearance, with a battle against the Denver Broncos awaiting them in New York. Seattle’s emergence from NFC puts them face to face with a legend in Peyton Manning, and showcases the league’s best offense and best defense squaring off in what could be an epic battle.

With a huge match-up on the line Super Bowl tickets on the secondary market are some of the most expensive they’ve been in the six years TiqIQ has been tracking data. t As of Monday afternoon Super Bowl tickets were averaging $4,049, with a low of $2,110 for this year’s game. That price is up 17.41% in the last couple weeks and is just unde the price when the Packers and Steelers faced off in the 2011 Super Bowl, which averaged $4,062. The Super Bowl price trend has otherwise been inconsistent since 2008, starting with the Steelers and Cardinals that had an average of $2,097, the Colts and Saints, with an average of $3,509, the Patriots and Giants who were at $3,646 and finally last year’s battle between the Ravens and 49ers which ended at $3,083.

While the average list price for Super Bowl tickets is still hefty at $4,049, the current average sale price is actually quite a bit lower at $3,632. Fans looking to just get in to see their Seahawks can pay just $2,110 to sit in the Upper Endzone Corner 348, while they can also consider seats located in the Mezzanine ($2,929 in Sec 226) and the Lower Level ($2,980 in Sec 149).

On the flip-side, Seattle fans wanting to go all out and be a king for a day while they cheer their ‘Hawks on can fork over $29,900 for the most expensive seat in the stadium in the Lower Club 113. They could go even further and take it to the suites, with the most expensive suite listed at $1,019,000+ and the “cheapest” going for $575,000+ (both 30 ticket suites).

With 15% of the TiqIQ Super Bowl tickets page visits coming from Washington residents, it’s clear many Seattle fans are still out there pondering whether or not to take the plunge and bring the presence of the 12th man to New York City.

For more on Super Bowl tickets, check out these two articles from Forbes.

Tags: Denver Broncos NFL Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl Super Bowl XLVIII

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