Green Bay Packers at Denver Broncos may very well turn out to be the most expensive ticket in the league this year, at least until the Packers play the Bears on Thanksgiving.
The Denver Post is reporting tickets in the lower bowl going for between $1000 and $3300 per ticket and upper deck tickets ranging from $360 to $800 per ticket. Their data is from Ticketmaster.
Face on these seats are $180 for lower bowl and $50 for upper end zone, so that’s obviously quite the markup.
Pretty similar story at StubHub, but the range is greater. Low price is $325 — upper corner, section 502 — and high price is $4896 — 50-yard-line, row 10.
There are a number of things going on here. It isn’t just that the Packers are in town, although that’s obviously part of it.
You’ve got two 6-0 teams, as well. So it’s a desirable matchup regardless of who’s playing.
But these prices were getting out of hand early in the season. That’s because the Broncos decided to induct owner Pat Bowlen into the team’s Ring of Honor during the game. They’ll also have members of the 1997 Super Bowl champs on hand.
On one hand, the Broncos really fucked the average fan (and Packers fans) out of tickets by holding this event when the Packers were in town. On the other hand, the Broncos beat the Packers in that Super Bowl, so when else would you have that team back?
We’re quite content watching from the comfort of our homes.
The view we get at home these days is so amazing (on a giant screen in HD) that it is hard to justify those kinds of prices. And this is with the prediction that the weather is going to be great. Still, I would love to be there….
The nfl has really sabotaged the advantage of WIDE screen HD.
I mean, on every play they center the frame on the ball not the D line. Then when the ball is snapped they zoom in so you can not see the routes developing, and half the wide screen is covering empty backfield. Finally at the end of the play they cut away from the field of play just as the refs are spotting the ball, to show a close up of some clown on the sideline.
The camera coverage was better in the old days of the small screen! The national televised games are the worst at this. The only compensation is the multiple replays in rapid fire and in slo mo which the fans at the game also get on the megatron.
“They’ll also have members of the 1997 Super Bowl champs on hand.”
Oh fuck off you whiney horse faced douche, John Elway. I hope the Packers fuckin slaughter them.
So they’re putting Pat Bowlen’s name on their Ring of Honor, eh?
Well, the good thing for him is that if the Packers kick the Broncos ass, it won’t bother him for long.
Shiiiiiit. Im in the gym in Steamboat Springs Colorado & hearen dudes hocking tix for 550$, 400$ ect…In the paper for 800$ for a pair here.
Packers fans will have a good showing there.
Broncos fans are a buncha fair-weather fairies.
The best scenario would be a blowout win for GB with Pizza-boy, sell-out Payton Manning getting dumped on his neck by either Peppers, Matthews or both
They are retiring their owners name in their Ring of Fame—and the team held back an unusually high # of seats for broncos VIPs and sports media. The owner has Alzheimer’s so they needed to have ceremony this year.
Therefore there are way fewer tickets in secondary market (eg Stubhub) which drove the prices where they are.
I’m a lifelong packers fan who works on sports tv and scored 2 tickets from a broncos employee for below face value.
Yuuuup, here in the Springs I’m hearing tickets going for 350 at minimum. Fuck it, we got Tonys Bar, not only the best bar in town but a fucking Packer bar!!!
@ Phillthy, a Packers bar in the Springs? Once I return from this 3rd world shit hole I will have to check out Tony’s. Thanks for the heads up.
Let’s all sing along with the Nationwide tune:
Peyton’s arm is fucking weak.
Bronco fans can suck my dick.
Aaron’s gonna bomb Mile High.
Fuck Nationwide. Fuck Papa Johns! that douchebag that owns Papa Johns is a real cunt to his workers and is always donating the money that he fucks his employees out of to radical right wing anti worker shit. a true turd.
Not a problem, keep in touch here and let’s catch a beer and a game when you get back.