NFL fans looking for tickets to see the New England Patriots and New York Giants play in the Super Bowl have been watching market prices closely all week since the match up was determined. The ticket is hot, pricier than either of the last two years. Availability is not a problem… FanSnap has found 11,000 ticket listings available from a record 23 different ticket sites. The question is to buy now or wait?
Often prices decline as an event nears, although ticket selection gets picked over as tickets are sold or ticket sellers change their mind and pull their tickets off the market. That’s the calculus a buyer is doing as they decide what tickets are right for them… and at what price.
It’s not always straightforward. At last year’s Packers vs Steelers Super Bowl in Jerry Jones’ snow-bound temple, sellers flooded the market early but then supply dropped tremendously and as a result, asking prices rebounded higher.
The prior year, the Colts vs Saints Super Bowl was characterized by rising supply and prices dropped the entire two weeks.
What will happen this year? The only thing for sure is that getting flights and hotels is the hard part. Perhaps regional NFL fans will just make the day trip and tip the balance. Stay tuned!