The Cost To Go To the Super Bowl the Year You Were Born

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Football is America’s most popular sport, and the television ratings prove it. In 2019, ratings for NFL games rose 5% over 2018; an average of 16.5 million people watched each matchup. However, attendance in the regular season was down to an average of 66,648 fans, according to Sports Business Daily — the first time average attendance has dipped below 67,000 since 2010 and the lowest total mark since 2004.

Maybe that’s because the cost of attending an NFL game, like almost everything else, has risen steadily over the years. To discover how much more expensive the big game has become, GOBankingRates analyzed TicketCity data tracking the long-term changes in the price of a single ticket to the Super Bowl. The study also adjusted ticket costs for inflation so that you can get a more realistic sense of how prices have increased over the years.

Find out how much one ticket to the Super Bowl cost from when Vince Lombardi, Bart Starr and the Green Bay Packers claimed the first title in 1967 to when Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots won their sixth title in 2019 — and discover what the average ticket will cost you this year to see the San Francisco 49ers take on the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV.

Last updated: Jan. 29, 2020

Super Bowl I — Jan. 5, 1967

  • Ticket cost: $10

  • Adjusted for inflation: $77.99

Super Bowl II — Jan. 14, 1968

  • Ticket cost: $12

  • Adjusted for inflation: $90.29

Super Bowl III — Jan. 12, 1969

  • Ticket cost: $12

  • Adjusted for inflation: $86.48

Super Bowl IV — Jan. 11, 1970

  • Ticket cost: $15

  • Adjusted for inflation: $101.81

Super Bowl V — Jan. 17, 1971

  • Ticket cost: $15

  • Adjusted for inflation: $96.70

Super Bowl VI — Jan. 16, 1972

  • Ticket cost: $15

  • Adjusted for inflation: $93.64

Super Bowl VII — Jan. 14, 1973

  • Ticket cost: $15

  • Adjusted for inflation: $90.34

Super Bowl VIII — Jan. 13, 1974

  • Ticket cost: $15

  • Adjusted for inflation: $82.59

Super Bowl IX — Jan. 12, 1975

  • Ticket cost: $20

  • Adjusted for inflation: $98.49

Super Bowl X — Jan. 18, 1976

  • Ticket cost: $20

  • Adjusted for inflation: $92.29

Super Bowl XI — Jan. 9, 1977

  • Ticket cost: $20

  • Adjusted for inflation: $87.72

Super Bowl XII — Jan. 15, 1978

  • Ticket cost: $30

  • Adjusted for inflation: $123.15

Super Bowl XIII — Jan. 21, 1979

  • Ticket cost: $30

  • Adjusted for inflation: $112.70

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Super Bowl XIV — Jan. 20, 1980

  • Ticket cost: $30

  • Adjusted for inflation: $98.93

Super Bowl XV — Jan. 25, 1981

  • Ticket cost: $40

  • Adjusted for inflation: $117.96

Super Bowl XVI — Jan. 24, 1982

  • Ticket cost: $40

  • Adjusted for inflation: $108.83

Super Bowl XVII — Jan. 30, 1983

  • Ticket cost: $40

  • Adjusted for inflation: $104.94

Super Bowl XVIII — Jan. 22, 1984

  • Ticket cost: $60

  • Adjusted for inflation: $151.07

Super Bowl XIX — Jan. 20, 1985

  • Ticket cost: $60

  • Adjusted for inflation: $145.92

Super Bowl XX — Jan. 26, 1986

  • Ticket cost: $75

  • Adjusted for inflation: $175.57

Super Bowl XXI — Jan. 25, 1987

  • Ticket cost: $75

  • Adjusted for inflation: $173.05

Super Bowl XXII — Jan. 31, 1988

  • Ticket cost: $100

  • Adjusted for inflation: $221.76

Super Bowl XXIII — Jan. 22, 1989

  • Ticket cost: $100

  • Adjusted for inflation: $211.87

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Super Bowl XXIV — Jan. 28, 1990

  • Ticket cost: $125

  • Adjusted for inflation: $251.74

Super Bowl XXV — Jan. 27, 1991

  • Ticket cost: $150

  • Adjusted for inflation: $285.93

Super Bowl XXVI — Jan. 26, 1992

  • Ticket cost: $150

  • Adjusted for inflation: $278.68

Super Bowl XXVII — Jan. 31, 1993

  • Ticket cost: $175

  • Adjusted for inflation: $314.87

Super Bowl XXVIII — Jan. 30, 1994

  • Ticket cost: $175

  • Adjusted for inflation: $307.11

Super Bowl XXIX — Jan. 29, 1995

  • Ticket cost: $200

  • Adjusted for inflation: $341.41

Super Bowl XXX — Jan. 28, 1996

  • Ticket cost: $350

  • Adjusted for inflation: $581.61

Super Bowl XXXI — Jan. 26, 1997

  • Ticket cost: $275

  • Adjusted for inflation: $443.48

Super Bowl XXXII — Jan. 25, 1998

  • Ticket cost: $275

  • Adjusted for inflation: $436.62

Super Bowl XXXIII — Jan. 31, 1999

  • Ticket cost: $325

  • Adjusted for inflation: $507.52

Super Bowl XXXIV — Jan. 30, 2000

  • Ticket cost: $325

  • Adjusted for inflation: $493.99

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Super Bowl XXXV — Jan. 28, 2001

  • Ticket cost: $325

  • Adjusted for inflation: $476.22

Super Bowl XXXVI — Feb. 3, 2002

  • Ticket cost: $400

  • Adjusted for inflation: $577.21

Super Bowl XXXVII — Jan. 26, 2003

  • Ticket cost: $400

  • Adjusted for inflation: $564.82

Super Bowl XXXVIII — Feb. 1, 2004

  • Ticket cost: $400

  • Adjusted for inflation: $551.17

Super Bowl XXXIX — Feb. 6, 2005

  • Ticket cost: $600

  • Adjusted for inflation: $802.62

Super Bowl XL — Feb. 5, 2006

  • Ticket cost: $700

  • Adjusted for inflation: $903.87

Super Bowl XLI — Feb. 4, 2007

  • Ticket cost: $700

  • Adjusted for inflation: $882.56

Super Bowl XLII — Feb. 3, 2008

  • Ticket cost: $700

  • Adjusted for inflation: $848.40

Super Bowl XLIII — Feb. 1, 2009

  • Ticket cost: $1,000

  • Adjusted for inflation: $1,209.14

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Super Bowl XLIV — Feb. 7, 2010

  • Ticket cost: $1,000

  • Adjusted for inflation: $1,183.77

Super Bowl XLV — Feb. 6, 2011

  • Ticket cost: $1,200

  • Adjusted for inflation: $1,391.20

Super Bowl XLVI — Feb. 5, 2012

  • Ticket cost: $1,200

  • Adjusted for inflation: $1,352.37

Super Bowl XLVII — Feb. 3, 2013

  • Ticket cost: $1,200

  • Adjusted for inflation: $1,326.14

Super Bowl XLVIII — Feb. 2, 2014

  • Ticket cost: $1,500

  • Adjusted for inflation: $1,639.21

Super Bowl XLIX — Feb. 1, 2015

  • Ticket cost: $1,750

  • Adjusted for inflation: $1,912.90

Super Bowl 50 — Feb. 7, 2016

  • Ticket cost: $1,800

  • Adjusted for inflation: $1,947.73

Super Bowl LI — Feb. 5, 2017

  • Ticket cost: $1,700

  • Adjusted for inflation: $1,790.50

Super Bowl LII — Feb. 4, 2018

  • Ticket cost: $1,600

  • Adjusted for inflation: $1,648.71

Super Bowl LIII — Feb. 3, 2019

  • Ticket cost: $2,000

  • Adjusted for inflation: $2,060.89

 

Super Bowl LIV — Feb. 2, 2020

  • Ticket cost: $4,680-$476,450

As of Jan. 27, the average resale ticket price for Super Bowl LIV is $7,622, according to SeatGeek.

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Methodology: GOBankingRates found the cost of attending every Super Bowl since 1967 by using data from TicketCity, including its archive of Super Bowl ticket stubs dating back to Super Bowl I in 1967. Note: This isn’t the average ticket price per year; it’s simply just the cost of one ticket to enter the stadium. GOBankingRates also found the July 2019 inflation-adjusted price of each Super Bowl ticket by using the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ inflation calculator. All data used to conduct this study was originally compiled and verified on Aug. 26, 2019.

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