Since its inception in 1967, the Super Bowl has become one of the most talked about sporting events in American history. This year, the football festival is celebrating its golden anniversary with Super Bowl 50 on February 7th.
Around 75,000 lucky fans will be able to watch the game from the $1.2 billion venue. Want to be one of them? Read on!
For those of you rushing to snag tickets before they’re sold out, we’ve gathered a list of the best places to get your Super Bowl 50 tickets. But keep in mind that they don’t come cheap. A seat at this year’s Big Game will cost as you much as 911 tubes of Colgate toothpaste, 200 cases of Bud Light and more than a brand new OLED TV from LG.
Where to Buy Super Bowl 50 Tickets:
If you wanted to go the official route and get tickets through the NFL Ticket Exchange, you had to enter a lottery that ran from February 1 to June 1, 2015. If you missed the lottery, the good news is, you can still get tickets. They will cost you a pretty penny, however! As of late December, ticket prices for SB50 are averaging close to $4000 dollars ($3895) on popular ticketing sites like StubHub and TiqIQ, with cheaper options (starting at $1591) to watch the game from venues other than Levi’s stadium (i.e. in downtown San Francisco located at 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA.).
There are a number of third party sources where Super Bowl fans can snatch up their Game Day tickets. SeatGeek, Vivid Seats, and PrimeSport are all selling seats, with some of these sites also offering additional perks like a Club 50 VIP party (with your ticket purchase on PrimeSport) or a Game Day tailgate with five-star catering (with your VividSeats ticket purchase).
Keep in mind that third-party ticket vendors will charge more than face value. But if you love a good after-party or want a chance to pregame along with other Super Bowl fans, then you’re bound to get your money’s worth with some Super Bowl 50 extras!
The Top 6 (and a half) Best Places to Buy Your SB50 Tickets
The NFL recommends Ticketmaster as the most secure way to buy tickets, but there are other vendors available. Here are our top picks:
The NFL’s official ticket distributor, Ticketmaster offers ticket packages including a Fan Pregame Bash at Levi’s Stadium and a VIP Party. Ticket options including the Pregame Bash range from $6,318 to around $16.5k. If you want to join the CLUB 50 VIP Party, you’re looking at shelling out between $6,690 and $17k.
The ticket gurus at StubHub have plenty of GameDay seats for sale. For a price list of tickets through StubHub based on seating areas, check out the following link. Here’s our breakdown:
- Upper Zone seating (depending on your selection of Upper End Zone or Upper Corner Seating) prices range from $3895 to $4700.
- Lower End Zone and Upper Sideline seating prices range anywhere from $4743 to $4950.
- Loge End Zone, Middle End Zone, Lower and Upper End Zone, and Lower Corner and Upper Prime seating prices range from $5000 to $8675
- The Club seatings are listed from $8,789 all the way up to $18,995.
A cheaper option than it’s StubHub rival, TiqIQ’s zone based seating prices range from $3698 to $4867. But buyer beware – they do charge a whopping services fees to the tune of more than $500. Also, keep in mind that if you want more than a single seat, the price per ticket goes up.
This third-party site offers Super Bowl 50 tickets based on the venues seating arrangements (from the nose bleed corners seats to front row spots in prime location). SeatGeek’s prices range from $5,748 to over $17,000 for VIP tickets. Our advice? If you’re thinking of shelling out nearly $6000 to sit a mile away from the action, best to stay at home and catch all the commercials on CBS.
When purchasing tix on PrimeSport, fans can choose from several ticket packages. Super Bowl 50 tickets with access to the CLUB 50 VIP Party range from $4,225.50 to a bit over $14k, depending on the location of the seat. If you want to skip the VIP Party but join in on the pregame fun, the Super Bowl 50 Ticket and Fan Pregame Bash package starts at $3915 and can hit over $13.5k, depending on your choice of seating.
This marketplace offers visitors the chance to purchase tickets to the Big Game with prices ranging from $4098 to $11,014 (depending on seat selection). The vendor is also selling Game Day Tailgate tickets for pre-game celebrations on February 7, 2016 at the tennis courts close to the Marriot in Santa Clara. The celebrations begin at 11 am and will keep kicking it until 2 pm, just an hour before the Big Game. Tickets cost $440 and guarantee a morning and afternoon filled with Super Bowl celebrations.
The Free Option from Hyundai
There is one way to get FREE tickets to Super Bowl 50, but it will take a bit of luck! Super Bowl advertiser, Hyundai, is offering a sweepstakes called Hyundai’s Road to the Super Bowl! The grand prize is TWO TICKETS to the Big Game, along with 3 FREE nights and transportation to the venue! Did we just say FREE? Yes, we did. Hurry now and register, and grab a front row seat with Hyundai’s amazing Super Bowl opportunity!
Let the Golden Game Day Countdown, Begin!
As Game Day gets ever closer, the demand and prices of the tickets will only rise. According to StubHub spokesperson, Cameron Papp, the cost of decent Super Bowl seats will skyrocket, so if you’re looking to secure your spot for a good seat you should “buy early,” otherwise you run the risk of not-so-great seating arrangements and last-minute stadium prices.
May we suggest you take his advice!
Want more tips on how to get your Game Day tix?
Check out this article about “3 Ways to Get Your Super Bowl XLIX Tickets” from last year’s Super Bowl. Then, don’t waste another minute before buying your ticket!
But really…there’s no place like home for Super Bowl 50
Didn’t get a chance to get your hands on a Golden ticket to Levi’s stadium in time? While some football freaks will manage to mortgage their house and grab a killer seat at the Big Game, the rest of us can enjoy Super Bowl 50 from the comfort of our couches, accompanied by Doritos, some Bud Light and a giant bowl of Skittles. Not all bad!
If you are staying home, don’t fret! It means you’ll get front row seats to the best part of the game – the Super Bowl Commercials! So, save the date: February 7, 2016. Kick off is at 8:30 PM EST. Tune into CBS for a chance to watch the complete game – and ALL the ads!