Super Bowl XLVIII is slated to the most expensive Super Bowl ever, coming in at an estimated price tag of $70 million.
The cost is being passed on to the fans with higher-than-ever ticket prices.
The premium seats at the game will cost buyers $2,600, up from $1,250 at last year’s game in New Orleans, Fox Sports reports. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy says the price hike is an attempt to encourage more legitimate ticket buying, as well as taking the location — near New York City — into account.
“We are looking to close the gap between the face value of the ticket and its true value as reflected on the secondary market,” McCarthy said. ”The uniqueness of the Super Bowl in the New York/New Jersey is also driving unprecedented demand and buzz.”
MetLife Stadium holds 82,000, but will be forfeiting 5,000 seats to media and security. The one piece of good news for fans is that the lowest priced official ticket, which went for $650 last year, is now only $500.