Super Bowl LV ticket prices are skyrocketing

Senior NFL Writers Terez Paylor and Charles Robinson discuss the market for tickets to Super Bowl LV. There will only be 22,000 fans allowed in Raymond James Stadium, and 7,500 of those are being gifted to vaccinated healthcare workers. So those who wish to attend will likely need to empty their wallets to take in this game in person. Hear the full conversation on the Yahoo Sports NFL Podcast. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you listen

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TEREZ PAYLOR: You had a story on Super Bowl tickets we want to dive into a little bit. These prices, because of COVID, because of limited quality, because of limited quantity, because of demand. Apparently, they are doing what, Charles?

CHARLES ROBINSON: I mean, they're blowing up. It's crazy. As of like Monday, they were easily, I mean, you're talking eight to nine grand just to get into the stadium. Average prices $1,200 to $1,300. High end prices, there are literally tickets that have been listed for like $60 Gs. A ticket, by the way, not for a pair of tickets, but a ticket, which is nuts, of course.

TEREZ PAYLOR: That's crazy to me.

CHARLES ROBINSON: Yeah I mean, those tickets aren't going to sell, but I mean, like, you have a situation where I think you're going to see what's expected is, there was this run on inventory. And then like yesterday you started to see what extra tickets were out there started to flow into the system. And so it pushed prices down a little bit. It's expected to continue a little bit longer.

But I think once Super Bowl week starts, when I talk to ticket brokers, they're going, I don't know where I'm getting this stuff from. Like, you don't have the multitude, you don't, the whole league of players, they're not all getting tickets this year, you know. The vast majority of player tickets are the players who are in the game this year, because of the limited capacity. So there's no avenue to go run and get a bunch of tickets from players. There's no avenues to run and get a bunch of tickets from every single team that gets a ticket allotment, because they're filling an 80,000 seat stadium.

No, it's 22,000. You're going to have roughly probably 9,000, about 9,000 tickets are going to get gobbled up out of that 22,000 by the front line responders, which 7,500, the league's given 7,500 front line health care workers, vaccinated, by the way, their free ticket into the game. And then you have 13,000 seats that have to be doled out between owners. And then you know you get to the fan bases and the fan bases are going to start to dole these, start to cut these up.

And then you just have the general crowds. The people who want to be part of the event still who are saying, hey, we've seen other teams pull off games. Sure, absolutely, they can pull off the Super Bowl, so it's going to be really interesting to see what prices do once the week starts. All of it now is a lot of buzz and it's a lot of fun to talk about it. But, man, it really, when the actual game week starts is when it really starts to get interesting. So tune in Monday and see where tickets start off on Monday, because I think that's where you're going to see things start to burn a hole in the roof.