Top Ten Premium Ticket Prices in the NFL
Does Your NFL Team's Stadium Have Some of the League's Most Pricey Premium Seats?
2014 NFL Off-Season
Of late, we’ve been talking a lot about ticket prices for the upcoming NFL season. We’ve looked at the admission rates to the most expensive games and the cheapest games, but what if you want to experience the good life for a Sunday? Premium tickets are available throughout the league. “Premium” means different things at different stadiums, but even if you aren’t in a luxury box, you’ll have access to extra food and beverage options, private viewing areas in stadium clubs, and extra-comfortable seats. Here, we rank the ten most costly average premium ticket rates in the league.
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1. If you’d like to watch a game at the New England Patriots' Gillette Stadium from the Putnam Club or another premium viewing area, you’re looking at spending an average of $566.67 per ticket per contest. People who are members of the Putnam Club specifically have access to VIP parking, upscale menu options, first pick of play-off and Super Bowl tickets, and 365 day a year access to the stadium.
2. MetLife Stadium offers several clubs, including the Chase Club and the Lexus Club, which require members to buy both season tickets at about $10,000 per season and pay club dues at about $4,000 per season. The stadium’s Coaches Club is even pricier, requiring a $20,000 deposit and a $700 per game payment. To watch the New York Giants play, this averages out to $464.75 per premium ticket. Fun fact, though: To see the Jets you’re looking at a median rate of just $291.90.
3. Soldier Field, the NFL’s oldest stadium, also boasts one of the league’s most loyal fan bases. Chicago Bears fans have the option of paying a grand total of $13,750 per year to sit in the Zurich Skyline Suite where they are given access to an open bar, appearances by former players, two free laptop computers, and free parking, among other perks. On average, people pay $389.00 per game to sit in premium seats in Chitown.
4. The Dallas Cowboys' AT&T Stadium boasts multiple premium seating choices, including sideline Club Seats and Founder’s Club seats. At an average price of $340 a pop, premium tickets to watch the ‘Boys will net you VIP in-stadium parking, food options like Kobe beef and truffle doused macaroni and cheese, and access to a private club located at field level. Jerry Jones, as always, lives by “Go big or go home.”
5. At Raymond James Stadium, home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, you’ll pay an average of $293.30 per game to sit in premium seats. The Bucs don’t offer their premium ticket holders all of the perks that other teams do, but fans do get access to USF football games and the Outback Bowl, along with VIP parking.
6. To watch Peyton Manning and his Broncos at Sports Authority Field, you’ll have to shell out an average of $282.83 a game for the good seats. The stadium has plenty of amenities for premium ticket holders, including stone pizza ovens, fireplaces, and VIP parking for United Club members. If you’re willing to pay more ($10,250 a year to be exact), you can gain access to one of the Legends Rooms.
7. Because the San Francisco 49ers' Levi’s Field hasn’t opened yet, I’m still including Candlestick Park on this list. At the time it closed, only about 1,400 of the stadium’s seats were considered premium. They ran an average of $275 per person. We won’t spend a lot of time talking about the amenities offered at a defunct stadium, but suffice it to say that the Field of Dreams shouldn’t have a hard time surpassing them.
8. The Houston Texans' Reliant Stadium has upwards of 200 luxury suites and an average premium ticket rate of $260.17 per game. The food is one of the best parts of being a premium ticket holder in the Lonestar State. Texans fans have their pick of barbecued beef and pork, pecan bourbon pie, and beer and more beer.
9. Despite last year’s unfortunate season, Washington Redskins fans have to pay an average of $254.56 to watch their team from premium seating areas. FedEx Field is home to several clubs, including the Hooter’s Club (yes, wings are available) and the Montecristo Club (yes, cigars are available). Other premium seating options include the aptly named Premium Club and the Dream Seat section.
10. The Indianapolis Colts' Lucas Oil Stadium features 137 luxury boxes that have personal televisions for fans, food options galore, and a stunning view of the field. The most expensive premium seats can be found in the 10 super suites and 8 field level suites, but tickets average out to $246.17 a game for premium seating in Naptown.