Does Your Team Have Some of the Least Costly Tickets in the NFL?
|Date & Time||Friday May 23, 2014, 12:00 PM (EDT)|
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Bet you can’t guess what today’s post is about. Yup, you guessed it, the cheapest average ticket prices in the NFL. We’re going to wind down this week with a look at the top ten least expensive teams to watch live and in-person.
1. I promised you’d be featured today, Browns fans. Y’all can see your team…in Cleveland…in the cold…in an outdoor stadium…for an average of $146.53 per ticket. Wear long johns! Oh, also, I’d order now before the Johnny Football premium is tacked-on.
2. The Oakland Raiders organization charges an average rate of $161.13 a pop to get into O.co Arena. While Oakland hasn’t had a single season worth remembering for, oh, the past decade, loyal fans still flock to the Black Hole every week.
3. If you’d like to see the Tennessee Titans play, you’re looking at spending a median price of $163.39 a ticket. LP Field is located in the heart of Nashvegas, so at least you can hit the honky tonks all night long, whether you’re celebrating a win or drowning your sorrows. Always a bright side, y’all.
4. The Jacksonville Jaguars, who are, presumably, hoping that Blake Bortles will be able to help turn things around in the near future, charge an average of $165.27 a pop. There have been perpetual rumors that the Jags will leave EverBank Field for London, or LA, or Timbuktu, but so far nothing has come to fruition and their games remain relatively affordable Sunday afternoon entertainment for fans.
5. Lovie Smith recently took over the captain’s chair, so to speak, at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Smith has made a slew of roster changes already and is clearly hoping to put the Bucs back on the map. Ticket prices to gain access to Raymond James Stadium heading into the 2014 season average $174.65 a head. I’d get ‘em while they’re hot in case rates go up once Smith’s tenure officially starts.
6. The San Diego Chargers’ Qualcomm Stadium is one of the older facilities in the NFL, which could partly explain why their tickets cost an average of $177.06. Rarely will you face inclement weather in sunny San Diego, and Philip Rivers and Co. are actually pretty darn good, so why not grab a couple of tix if you live in the area?
7. The Minnesota Vikings, who are now looking forward to hosting the 2018 Super Bowl in their yet-to-be-built new stadium, currently offer tickets for an average rate of $180.76. This price will probably increase once the cutting-edge facility is completed, so Vikes fans on budgets should check out games this season.
8. Ralph Wilson Stadium, home of the Buffalo Bills, is currently undergoing a massive renovation that will make it look shiny and new. And everyone loves shiny and new. Plus, you can tailgate with the best of ‘em if you pay a visit. Ticket prices to see the Bills currently average out to $194.23 per person. I’d pay it to watch Sammy Watkins and you probably should too.
9. The Atlanta Falcons, now minus stellar TE Tony Gonzalez, charge a median rate of $194.92 a ticket. Fans should note that this is one of the last seasons to see the Falcons play on their current field. The ATL just broke ground on a billion dollar new facility for the team.
10. As I’ve said before, the Cincinnati Bengals’ Paul Brown Stadium is architecturally stunning. The river view alone is worth the average price of $195.46 a ticket for all of you out-of-towners to watch your teams battle the Bengals. And, depending on which Andy Dalton shows-up, your club might have a good chance of getting a W.