New York is definitely not The Big Easy.
CBSSports.com is reporting that price of some of the tickets to attend this years Super Bowl in MetLife will more than double to the highest being over $2,600 according to reports.
That of course would be a 50% hike over the 2012 Super Bowl that was played in New Orlean’s Mercedes Super Dome.
“According to three league officials familiar with the plan, club-level seats in the mezzanine with access to indoor restaurants are likely to cost about $2,600 — a mammoth hike from last year’s game in New Orleans, where the top tickets went for $1,250,” the Journal‘s Matthew Futterman wrote Tuesday. “The next-cheapest tranche of seats (those in the lower bowl) would cost about $1,500, the executives said, up from $950 for the second-tier seats sold in New Orleans.”
NFL owners are expected to approve the plan this week.
Leagues spokesman, Brian McCarthy, said that “the league is considering the plan because it’s interested in capturing some of the value fans and brokers find in the secondary markets.”
“We are looking to close the gap between the face value of the ticket and the true value of a ticket to what has become the premier sports and entertainment event,” he said.