NFL Ticket Information
Since the release of the 2015-2016 NFL Schedule ticket demand has been on the steady rise. In part due to the fact that NFL teams only have a guaranteed 8 home games a season, NFL tickets tend to be the most expensive on average of all the sports. While NFL Playoff games, including the Super Bowl, tend to be every season’s most demanded ticket, the same factors that are responsible for increasing/decreasing regular season prices (marquee matchups, newly acquired talent, high profile teams) effect them as well.
As in most years, tickets to the top teams for the upcoming season always stand out as the big ticket. This year’s NFL season has the defending NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks leading the ticket costs with median ticket prices reaching $246. The team with the 2nd highest median ticket price is the team that beat the Seahawks in the Super Bowl, the New England Patriots, who have a median ticket price of $239. Other teams among the most desired ticket include the Green Bay Packers ($238 median ticket price), Dallas Cowboys ($184 median ticket price), and the New York Giants ($178 median ticket price).
While many teams carry a stigma as being a “Big Ticket” team, there are other variables such as newly acquired players and marquee matchups can impact a team’s average ticket price as well. One team experiencing this in 2015 is the Tennessee Titans, who have seen median ticket prices rise from $47 in 2014, to $118 in 2015, in anticipation for rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota. If you are looking to get a great deal on some of the biggest games of the 2015-16 NFL season buying early is always a good rule of thumb, as the demand/price is generally still fairly low.
Some key matchups of the year includes a rematch of last seasons controversial NFC Divisonal Playoff game as the Dallas Cowboys travel to Lambaeu Field to take on the Green Bay Packers in week 13. Another big NFC showdown, also taking place at Lambaeu Field, will see the Seattle Seahawks traveling to Green Bay to take on the Packers in Week 2. In the AFC Peyton Manning will return to Indianapolis for maybe the last time in his career in week 8, and will have possibly his last showdown with Tom Brady when the Broncos take on the Patriots in week 11.
Ticket prices based on averages as of July 20, 2015