Top Ten Most Expensive NFL Games of 2014
The Most Costly NFL Games to Attend in 2014
2014 NFL Off-Season
I’d wager that by now y’all are ready for another long weekend. Good job surviving Tuesday, though! To distract you, I thought we’d take a gander at the top ten most expensive games (average listed ticket price) on the NFL schedule this season. These are all road trip worthy match-ups, so feel free to waste your work day booking hotels…
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1. While the Niners and the Seahawks will meet twice this season, as always, their first contest at San Francisco’s new Levi’s Field is the most costly on this year’s NFL schedule. To get into this Week 13 game you’ll have to pay an average of $657.35. That ain’t pocket change for many fans, but it should be worth the dough to see this one.
2. The Packers will travel to CenturyLink Field in Week 1 to take-on the defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks. This will be the first time these clubs have played in Seattle since the replacement refs debacle that we all remember well. There’s no doubt that Green Bay is ready to get vengeance, so be prepared to pay an average of $575.62 to see this game live and in-person.
3.In Week 12, the Dallas Cowboys will visit MetLife Stadium to play NFC East rivals, the New York Giants. While neither of these teams even went to the postseason last year, fans can expect to pay a median of $569.90 to get in the doors. That’s loyalty right there, y’all.
4. Week 9, Manning, Brady, Gillette….this one is a shoo-in. To watch this season’s rematch of last year’s AFC championship, you’ll have to drop an average of $567.09 a ticket. The Patriots, as you may remember, have the second most costly average ticket price of any team in the league, so it’s not surprising that even getting into this game comes at a premium.
5. The Chicago Bears will visit the 49ers’ new Field of Jeans in Week 2. You’ll have to pay a median rate of $545.28 to even get in the gates. This isn’t because the match-up is expected to be spectacular, but because it’s the first ever home game at the Niners’ new stadium. Fans will want to hang onto that ticket stub…that’s memorabilia right there.
6. The San Francisco 49ers’ Week 7 match-up is a woulda, coulda, shoulda game for them. Kaepernick and Co. will travel to Sports Authority Field to play the Denver Broncos, undoubtedly with a chip on their collective shoulders. If the Niners had managed to best the Seahawks in the NFC championship, this would’ve been Super Bowl XLVIII. I’m thinkin’ my money’ll be on San Fran. Speaking of money, you’ll have to pay an average of $536.76 to see this one.
7. Next up is the Week 3 match-up between the Broncos and the Seahawks. Are you seeing a pattern here? Seattle, San Francisco, Denver…wash, rinse, and repeat in various combinations. Anyway, you’ll need to be prepared to pay an average of $526.978 to get into CenturyLink Fieldfor this Super Bowl XLVIII rematch. The Broncos will bring their newly revamped defense for a chance at revenge, but sorry, Peyton, this one doesn’t come with a ring.
8. Week 15 will see the 49ers travel to Seattle to take-on their arch nemesis Seahawks. This game could potentially decide the NFC West and tickets are priced accordingly. You’ll pay a median of $526.71 to get a seat for this one.
9. The Bears and the Patriots both have expensive ticket prices, so it serves to reason that watching them battle at Gillette Stadium would be a costly activity. If you want to watch this match-up, you’ll need to spend an average of $522.28 a head.
10. Week 15’s Monday night contest will see the Saints travel to Soldier Field to take-on Da Bears. At an average of $466.36 per ticket, this is the most expensive 2014 home game for Chicago and the most expensive game of the season period for New Orleans. Soldier Field should be rockin’ on this night, especially if postseason berths are on the line.