NFL Ticket Information
Since the release of the 2016-2017 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.
A few teams tend to typically pull in the highest ticket prices, but ticket prices are greatly affected by team performance. This year’s NFL season has the 4-time Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots leading the ticket costs with median ticket prices reaching $345. The team with the 2nd highest median ticket price is the Green Bay Packers, relying on one of the NFL's largest fan bases, and hopes of returning to the Super Bowl, to a median ticket price of $291. Other teams among the most desired ticket include the Seattle Seahawks ($275 median ticket price), Chicago Bears ($243 median ticket price), Pittsburgh Steelers ($225 median ticket price), Carolina Panthers ($209 median ticket price), and the Dallas Cowboys ($205 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 2016 is the Los Angeles Rams, who moved their franchise back to Los Angeles, and use the 1st overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft to bring in a big name player to the nation's 2nd largest city. If you are looking to get a great deal on some of the biggest games of the 2016-17 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 Super Bow as the Carolina Panthers travel to Sports Authority Field to take on the Denver Broncos in week 1 of the 2016 NFC Schedule. Another big Super Bowl rematch will see the Seattle Seahawks vs New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. Top NFC-AFC matchups on the 2016 NFL Schedule include Dallas Cowboys at Pittsburgh Steelers, Dallas Cowboys at Green Bay Packers, and New England Patriots at Los Angeles Rams.
Ticket prices based on averages as of April 21, 2016