The 49ers will make their eighth Super Bowl appearance as they prepare to take on the Kansas City Chiefs on February 11 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, and fans looking to attend the big game can expect to pay a hefty price tag.
Tickets on at least one secondary market site reached historic numbers on Monday, offering the most expensive ticket prices in Super Bowl history (h/t) Associated Press).
The average price on TickPick was $9,815 Monday morning — nearly double the final average price of $5,795 for last year's matchup between the Chiefs and TickPick. Philadelphia Eagles at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
Despite concerns about whether Sin City can attract sports fans to the entertainment capital of the world, it has become clear that fans aren't turning away from the bright lights of the desert.
“Location has always influenced demand for the Super Bowl, but Vegas is taking things to a whole other level,” TickPick co-CEO Brett Goldberg said in a statement to The Associated Press. “It's already the entertainment capital of the world, and it could become the sports capital of the world after the Super Bowl.
“With both teams making at least one Super Bowl appearance in the past five years, we would normally expect there to be a little fan fatigue, which in turn drives down prices. Instead, we are seeing demand rise to record levels and a big driver is fans' desire to The experience of their team winning the Super Bowl in Vegas.
It is also more than the previous record price of $7,046 for the 2021 matchup at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida between the Tom Brady-led Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Chiefs. COVID-19 restrictions allowed the stadium to be at only 33 percent capacity, which created increased demand for every ticket.
TickPick's most expensive non-coronavirus Super Bowl was the year before when the 49ers and Chiefs — again — went head-to-head in 2020 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, for an average price of $6,370.
After an impressive 34-31 win over the Detroit Lions in the NFC Championship game on Sunday, the 49ers are headed to Super Bowl LVIII to face the AFC champions. San Francisco's 31-20 loss to Kansas City in 2020 still hurts many in the current locker room.
The 49ers and Chiefs both won their conference championships on Sunday, with Kansas City sending NFL MVP favorite Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens home with a 17-10 win.
After back-to-back wins in their first two NFL playoff games of the postseason, the 49ers punched their ticket to the Super Bowl for a rematch of their devastating loss in Super Bowl LIV four years ago.
The 49ers Faithful have been known to travel away from Levi's Stadium, but it looks like fans will have to dig deep into their pockets to support their teams in person.
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