Want Super Bowl Tickets? Cough Up $5K

That's twice last year's resale figure
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Feb 3, 2011 8:44 AM CST
Green Bay Packers players practice at a high school's indoor facilty, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011 in Dallas. Green Bay will face the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL football Super Bowl XLV Sunday.   (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

(Newser) – Tickets to Sunday’s big game are reselling for an average of $4,683, nearly twice the average $2,420 that last year’s Colts-Saints match-up commanded. Don’t expect to get your hands on tickets for less than $2,309 online: those are the cheapest that Fansnap.com could find. The surge in prices is likely due to the huge popularity of the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers, Bloomberg reports, who were ranked the third- and fourth- most popular teams in 2010.

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