I'm sure that at some point, someone has sold an organ just to watch a Super Bowl from that desirable piece of stadium real estate about 50 rows up on the 50-yard line. And I'm sure that there have second-hand ticket sales done in secrecy, on a yacht in Macao most likely, where some eccentric billionaire purchased a last-minute ticket for the price of a Lexus. But to date, there has not been any ticket on record as expensive as Levi's Stadium's Section 115, Seat 138, Row 22. According to Tiqiq.com, it's already been sold for $25,400.
Don't worry, you didn't miss out on the deal of a lifetime. There are more available in that general area...
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Surprisingly, the average ticket price for Super Bowl 50 isn't even close to the record, which used to be $3,649.41 (Super Bowl XLV in Dallas) until last year's Patriots-Seahawks game at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale Arizona fetched a ridiculous $9,722.86 per. Still, it's only Tuesday, and resale tickets get more expensive the closer you get to the actual game, so Super Bowl 50's average price of $5,659.60 is bound to increase.
Are Broncos fans that willing to travel? Will Peyton Manning fans take out a second mortgage to see their guy's last game? Do people from the Carolinas even know what San Francisco is? Is the fact that it's the 50th Super Bowl enough to make this game that much more interesting to rich football fans?
Oh, and while we're on the subject of rising costs -- you know what else will go up in the next five days? The price of a bed. The Bay Area is expected to see a total of $21 million in AirBnB rentals over the weekend, with some deluxe options going for as high as $10,000 a night. What NFL fan doesn't want to sleep at a mountainside vineyard after the big game?
But if you REALLY wanna go big, the baller-est choice -- reserved only for those of us who own a social media platform -- you'd get a luxury box at the game. How much are those going for? Try upwards of $600,000. Ya. That's more than the yearly salary of 15 players on the Denver Broncos.