TicketCity Reveals the Top 10 Hottest NFL Games for September
While the ticketing industry experienced a boost in NFL sales following Favre’s announcement, the Vikings fall short of making the Top 10 list of the most popular early season games.
AUSTIN, TX (BusinessWire – August 26, 2009)
– Since announcing Brett Favre’s addition to the team, the Minnesota Vikings
have experienced a rush for regular season tickets. A closer look across pricing across the secondary ticketing industry reveals the Vikings are now in 4 of the top 15 most in-demand games of the NFL
regular season. However, the Vikings were shut out of the top 10 games for September. According to TicketCity
, several factors including Michael Vick’s return, Tom Brady’s recovery from injury, and the Cowboys new facility have also increased sales for other games. So what are popular games according to the average ticket price?
The Vikings at Packers
game is now the hottest NFL game of the season. Favre’s impact on ticket sales has been significant and starting prices for the matchup begin around $325 for upper level seating. “We sold more Vikings tickets in the 72 hours after the Favre announcement than the entire previous month,” comments Zach Anderson
, COO of TicketCity.
The Eagles at Falcons
game is beginning to gain traction among fans as upper level tickets are now priced at $125 and up. “With a capacity of 71,000, there are plenty of seating options for fans in the Georgia Dome,” continues Anderson, “but if Vick returns to play in Atlanta, the price of that game will continue to increase even though it’s not until December.”
In looking at the top 10 games for September, the Steelers vs Bears game tops the list while the Giants at Cowboys
follows closely behind. The overall average cost of Cowboys tickets falls short of the number one spot due to the addition of the standing room only section. Fans looking for the Cowboys experience for a bargain can find multiple tickets to the new section starting at just $45 on TicketCity. “The Giants at Cowboys game will be in record books forever as the first regular season game in the new Cowboys stadium. Fans want to be a part of that kind of history as it gives them a story to tell for years to come,” says Anderson.
Jay Cutler’s first game as the new quarterback for the Bears is driving demand for the Bears at Packers game while the Steelers will be presented with their Super Bowl rings during Titans at Steelers game. Another hot game making the list is the Bills at Patriots
. This will be Terrell Owens’ first Monday night football game of the season but more importantly it is Tom Brady’s first game back from his season-ending injury last year. “The TO Show will likely be overshadowed by the Brady Show since every Patriots fan wants to see how Tom looks after the injury,” ends Anderson.
TicketCity releases the top 10 hottest NFL games for the month of September based on average ticket price. The list was accumulated by compiling a majority of the available tickets on the secondary market throughout the entire country. The secondary market is comprised of over 800 established ticket brokers, and every fan who is listing extra tickets to sell.
Prices will continue to fluctuate throughout the 2009 season and TicketCity will continue to update the hottest games list from month to month. View the top 10 games list below or visit the TicketCity.com web site and search for Top 10
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