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Super Bowl Ticket Prices Just Part of the Cost To Attend the Game

Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 07:26 AM

By Clyde Hughes

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Attending the Super Bowl can stretch anyone's bank account, and the first cold-weather championship in the New York City area will be no different.

The New York Post reported Tuesday that the cheapest tickets to get in MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., for the game between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks Feb. 2 range from $800 to $850 and have a street value of $2,096. The average Super Bowl ticket goes for $4,015 on the open market. 

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And getting into an indoor suite at the stadium to escape the weather will cost you a cool $1 million, the New York Post reported Monday. The cost of suites for past Super Bowls went for $100,000 to $500,000.

"The weather is a big factor," Connor Gregoire, spokesman for Seatgeek.com, told the New York Post. "It's going to be cold, and being inside comes at a higher price."

Another price driver is the NFL itself. MetLife Stadium suites, which hold 12 to 30 people, run for about $350,000 during the season. The stadium has 220 suites, but the NFL is keeping one-third of them off the market for league honchos.

Parking passes at MetLife Stadium will cost you another $221 to $960, according to VividSeats.com.

In December, Super Bowl officials announced that tailgating in the parking lot will be outlawed.

Forbes reported that VIP game packages, which include a four-night hotel stay, a game ticket, a Friday night party and transportation, are running from $5,000 to $10,000. 

There are about 100,000 rooms left in New York City proper, but they will come at a premium, Chris Heywood, of NYCgo.com told the Seattle Times. 

For example, a room that normally goes for $381.03, including tax at the New York Hilton on a Saturday night is going for $518.73 the night before the Super Bowl.

The Seattle Times suggests Seahawk fans search non-chain, boutique hotels for lower rates, such as the 70 Park Avenue Hotel in Kimpton ($319 per night), the Wolcott Hotel in Midtown ($260) or even Hostelling International’s New York hostel ($69).

Fans could also find companies and individuals renting out spare rooms at Airbnb.com, but those are illegal in New York City.

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