A report from Yahoo Sports citing “a source with intimate knowledge of this year’s Super Bowl ticket release” indicates that the face value on seats for Super Bowl LII will range from $950 for the upper nosebleeds to $5,000 for top-end club seats. Those are obviously mostly just an assignment of value, as most fans who score a ticket to the big game will likely do so via some kind of VIP package or secondary resale marketplace.
Yahoo breaks down the pricing information in its report, noting that the $5,000 per-seat prime location – in the Delta Sky360 Club – costs $1,000 more than a season ticket for a Vikings fan looking to attend all eight of the team’s home games. At the other end of the spectrum are the $950 seats, located in the end zone areas of the upper deck. Season tickets in that section cost Vikings fans $500. The next level up – a $1,250 “corner” area in the upper deck – is where NFL players have been receiving seats out of alottments given to NFL teams, according to agents who spoke to Yahoo for the story.
Lower bowl seats begin at $2,700, with lower-tier club seats beginning at $3,500.
On the secondary market, ticket prices for the game will almost certainly be highly dependent on whether or not the hometown Vikings make the game. They play in the NFC championship against the Eagles on Sunday. The winner of that game will take on the New England Patriots or the Jacksonville Jaguars.
On the secondary marketplaces, Ticket Club has the lowest get-in price out there, with a pair of seats in the upper corner (Section 304, Row 15) going for $9,483 for members of the service fee-free ticket operation. Those same seats are also the minimum get-in on StubHub and Vivid Seats as of Wednesday afternoon. On StubHub, those same tickets go for $10,510.50. Vivid will part ways with them for $10,381,35 after service fees. Ticketmaster’s lowest price is not specific to a section/row, but rather an undefined pair of tickets in the upper corner. Their minimum for the game is $10,363.84.
Those prices will almost certainly shoot up in the event the Vikings can become the first team to ever advance and play for a Super Bowl in its home stadium. As one ticket broker quipped to the Yahoo reporter, “Let’s just say that if the Vikings win, there will be a lot of bass fishing boats for sale next week in Minnesota.”
Even if the Vikings can’t break through on Sunday, it’s likely that the prices will far exceed these published face values for just about anyone who actually manages to score tickets.