Skip to comments.Super Bowl indoor suite tickets going for $1M (global warming)
Posted on 01/21/2014 3:04:00 AM PST by Libloather
Luxury Super Bowl seat prices hit the $1 million mark Monday with frigid weather expected to fuel hot demand for indoor seats at MetLife Stadium.
An optimistic seller listed an amenity-heavy, climate-controlled suite for the Feb. 2 Seattle-Denver showdown at $1,019,000 on the secondary ticket market, and plenty of other sellers came in above the $500,000 mark.
Many of the asking prices for Super Bowl XLVIII suites are double those of prior Super Bowls, which commanded $100,000 to $500,0000, market watchers said.
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Sounds interesting but does the price include free refills?
Another data point that journalism is dead in the U.S. Something being offered for $1M is not “going for” $1M.
It is amazing how the talking heads talked about teams “going to New York” after the playoffs; NJ isn’t even mentioned, and I had read that the teams themselves were staying in NJ (I know they are definitely practicing here). They pulled the same nonsense with the World Cup back in 1994; games played in Giants Stadium in NJ were shown around the world as being played in NYC. For the decendants of New Yorkers who fled to NJ, it is absurd...
$1M is a little rich for my blood. But anyway, I’m excited about a cold-weather Super Bowl. The warm weather teams usually have an advantage. I doubt that it will be very cold. The typical high/low is 37/22. And bad NY snow storms aren’t usually very bad. At least compared to NE.
I noticed that, too. I could list my house for $1M, but that wouldn't make it the going rate.
Still, even the original retail price for these tickets is astounding. $800 for an ordinary seat! Maybe the economy really is recovering, if people have this kind of money to blow.
Because it's where the NYJ and New York football Giants play. And it's so close to NYC.
It’s going to be a nail-biter!! I just have no idea which team is likely to win ...
Ha, don’t think for one second that the price of a Super Bowl ticket is a valid indicator for the state of the economy.
First, knock off the number of tickets given to each team, to the NFL itself, to FOX and their big TV advertisers, to other advertisers and “sponsors”, to NYC/NJ (hosting city) bigshots, and you’re left with just a couple of thousand tickets nominally available for sale.
Next, remember that a hotel room is going to go for roughly twice what their absolutely top-dollar price has ever been. You’re probably in for two nights at a minimum, if only because that would be the hotel’s policy. Add in top-dollar airfare, and you’re looking at a cost of many hundreds of dollars per day per person. That ain’t mainstream by any measure whatsoever.
“Maybe the economy really is recovering, if people have this kind of money to blow. “
We’ll wait to see how many sold. What it really indicates it the value of the dollar has declined. In my rural neighborhood an older three bedroom doublewide now rents for $800/month, up from $500/month just five years ago.
I know that’s not a direct comparison but it’s another you-gotta-be-kidding moment for me. In town a 3/2 house rents for $2,000/month. The electric bill is $500/month. Damn!
I don't even know what rents are in my neighborhood.
I’m wondering if that price includes chicken wings and beer. If not then count me out.
I was mistaken. The average rental in my neighborhood, 18 miles from the closest town, is $972/month.
The very, very, very best seats are:
Easy access to bathroom facilities
No Traffic Jams
Very Little Expense
All this is within easy access of those who have a TV. The additional benefit is watching those who spend their money freezing for three/four hours, and the pleasure of spending an equal amount of time burning gas in a traffic jam.
The Giants and Jets play in East Rutherford, NJ; that is also where the Super Bowl is being played. You’d never know it from the hype, though...
I don't think you'll be able to drive anywhere near the stadium and park. Buses or other mass transit only to the venue.
Don't know if that includes limos for the high-end attendees.
The Seahawks have 62,000 season ticket holders..let's say you have two seats..average cost of $100/ticket ( many cost much more)..that's $1,600 you're paying for 8 games, plus parking, concessions...etc..they held a lottery for their fans..I think 2,000 tickets for the Super Bowl were availalbe..so the other 60,000 fans, who paid through the nose have to watch the BIG game at home..comfy, in their dens, big screen TVs..no lines for bathrooms..whatever they want to eat right next to them...you think some will say..hey, why not do this for all the other 8 games and save thousands..
Just another pleasure along with all the others.
I am so glad that I gave up the NFL years ago. Game of the people huh... 1 Mil... words fail me. Only a dimrat criminal could afford that.
For Giants season-ticket holders (I don’t now if it was league-wide), you’re also forced to buy tickets for the pre-season games. Because of the increase in prices (including the “personal seat licenses”), the Giants went through a 30 year waiting list very quickly after the new stadium was built. I don’t know if they sold them all yet; I only see Jets’ commercials hawking their season tickets. Anyone I know who had season tickets for either team gave them up when the new stadium was built; it has become a spectator sport for the wealthy.
If you have been to a grocery store recently you would know that the economy has not recovered... or Sam’s club... or buying clothing... or filling up your car... or even buying a burger. No inflation? That is if 20% inflation is no inflation... and according to the Fed and their magic math... it is.
Have to think about this....is it a cash bar?
You know the NFL has pretty much reached the end of the line as a competitive sport of interest when the Monday after the Super Bowl will be littered with almost as many media reports about the television commercials as there are about the game itself. LOL.
The Super Bowl was originally played in the South, where the weather is warm. I guess some moron forgot this little detail when they decided to award the championship game to northern cities.
I know. I was a Jets season ticket holder for decades..my dad actually first bought them when they were the Titans..I remember going to that dump of a Polo Grounds with him..And of course, I missed the ONE SB win...I was overseas in the Marines..I took them over from my dad when the team moved to the Meadowlands..I occasionally took clients to a game..or gave them the tickets, so I could write the cost off as an expense. Living in Westchester..it became more and more of a pain in the ass to attend..it took hours to get out of the parking lot..for a 4pm game..you had to leave the house around noon, and often wouldn’t get home until 11PM..and for the supposed great Monday night games.. no way..when I moved to Florida in 2007, I let my two Sons-in-law have the tickets.. they paid for them..when the team announced the PSL policy, and the prices..the boys were thinking about it, but my two daughters put their feet down and said NO..I guess I raised them smart..(g)
Useful site, that. It says rents on a 4-br house in my area are about the same as my mortgage payment.
Askin’ ain’t “going for.”
A million bucks to watch a football game?
Better seats in my living room watching on TV. Probably better food, too.
Evil, rich corporatists buy these tickets and use them on their customers.
This hardly seems “fair.” The rich people get cushy, warm experiences. The poor ‘boxless” get to freeze in the bleachers. Mayor De Blasio should redistribute seats. Send the worthless rich to the bleachers and instead send the politically worthy to those boxes. By executive fiat.
"... and the corporations sit there in their... in their corporation buildings, and... and, and see, they're all corporation-y... and they make money."
Please let there be blinding, driving snow during this game!
Denver vs Seattle. The Stoner Bowl.
Great, something else Christie will have to worry about.
“the boys were thinking about it, but my two daughters put their feet down and said NO..I guess I raised them smart..”
Absolutely. I went to one Jets game in Shea Stadium when I was younger; it was a zoo. My now-retired boss described going to a game there where someone shot a boating signal flare across the stadium into the opposite upper deck. I was born after the one Super Bowl win the Jets had; I know they weren’t allowed to have the Monday night game for a time because of their fans.
The thing about Shea..it was built for both baseball,a nd football, and while the Jets were there...the two lower sections would move..they were mounted on train rails..to provide for the football field...the seats were quite close to the sidelines..which enhanced the crowd effect.. it was a zoo..
“The thing about Shea..it was built for both baseball,a nd football, and while the Jets were there...the two lower sections would move..they were mounted on train rails..to provide for the football field...the seats were quite close to the sidelines..which enhanced the crowd effect.. it was a zoo..”
I still see in some of the classic NFL tapes those mutli-purpose fields; it looked goofy, but was a lot more cost-effective than a stadium where it is used for 8 home games a year...