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Super Bowl XLVIII Tickets Are Incredibly Expensive

A tent, which will serve as an access point into MetLife Stadium during Super Bowl XLVIII, is seen in front of the stadium, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. Police officials say security for the Super Bowl will include about 4,000 government and private officers assigned to the stadium on game day. Fans arriving at the game by mass transit on Feb. 2 will encounter a security perimeter extending 300 feet from entrances to the stadium. They'll be funneled into temporary pavilions for airport-style screening. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistJanuary 20, 2014

When people think about how much Super Bowl tickets might cost, they probably expect them to be pretty expensive. Nothing has changed this year.

Super Bowl XLVIII, which will be held at MetLife Stadium on Feb. 2 in East Rutherford, N.J., is different from the previous title games. This year's game is expected to challenge the record for the coldest Super Bowl ever, and could even see some snow.

With frigid conditions expected, some might have thought that tickets would be slightly more affordable than years past. Not quite.

According to NFL Ticket Exchange, the cheapest tickets are being sold for more than $2,800. Those tickets are in the upper corner of the stadium. Upper bowl tickets are the cheapest, but "cheap" is clearly relative.

How much would it cost to score a ticket in the lower level of the stadium? They are currently selling for a minimum of $3,637.

The most expensive seats—in the lower bowl on the 50-yard line—are selling for more than $25,500.

Prices like that make you wonder just how much tickets would be if a team closer to New York, like the New England Patriots, had made the Super Bowl.

Given that the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks will be playing in the title game, it will be an extremely expensive trip for the fans. Between the tickets, parking, airfare and hotels, money will be flying out of bank accounts.

If it makes you feel any better, every fan will receive free gloves and hand warmers, so there's some money you can save if you plan on going to the game.

Between the weather forecast and the ticket prices, fans have plenty of reason to stay home and watch the game on television.

 

Hat tip to The Wire's Connor Simpson for the find.

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