Super Bowl Ticket Prices Are Pretty Nuts

And even billionaires are expected to ride the bus

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 20, 2014 7:30 PM CST

(Newser) – Hoping to attend Super Bowl XLVIII? No problem: All you need is around $2,700 bucks (for the worst possible seat, mind you) and the patience to navigate public transit (as driving/parking will be a nightmare). In case you're rich, the NFL's official used-ticket marketplace is selling front-row, 50-yard-line seats for $50,000, the Atlantic Wire reports. Or you could pool for a luxury suite—for a cool $1 million. The NFL said it raised ticket prices because A) New Yorkers are loaded and B) scalpers had been raising ticket prices so much, the Wall Street Journal reports.

As for transportation, the NFL wants everyone to take buses and trains to the game, the New York Times reports. "This is going to be a national experiment," said a transportation expert in New York. "The high rollers are not used to riding a bus." At issue are the massive crowds expected to cross the Hudson River to East Rutherford, NJ, and the weeklong rush of 400,000 visitors. Still want to drive? Parking passes are going for $350 on eBay, and, for the first time, the Super Bowl will have no limo or taxi drop-off zones. So even billionaires will be bussing it, the Wire predicts, "to sit in their frost-covered $10,000 seat. Enjoy the game, everyone!"

In this Jan. 28, 2011, file photo, some NFL football Super Bowl XLV tickets are held outside Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
In this Jan. 28, 2011, file photo, some NFL football Super Bowl XLV tickets are held outside Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.   (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
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