Limited Tickets For NFL Conference Championship Games Are Ridiculously Expensive

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The COVID-19 pandemic has limited the amount of fans who will be allowed into stadiums for games this year, and that still remains true in the postseason.

The secondary market for tickets is starting to become a perfect storm for sellers as Super Bowl LV nears. It is so good that the market is exceptional for conference championship games.

Arrowhead Stadium is allowing around 17,000 fans in while Lambeau Field will have around 6,500 this weekend.

According to Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports, tickets to both the AFC and NFC Championship Games are going through the roof in the secondary market.

“According to ticket database and search engine ticketIQ, the week opened on Monday with Kansas City running an average single stub at $1,332, with get-in pricing at an initial floor of $882. If that price range holds, it will trounce the costliest AFC title game in history — the 2018 tilt between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the New England Patriots, which had an average ticket price of $1,014 and a “get in” floor of $677.

A broker with a significant stake in the secondary market at Arrowhead told Yahoo Sports that demand has been strong from the moment the matchup with the Bills was set, noting that nearly 600 tickets for the game came off StubHub at sky-high prices in the first 18 hours. He also noted that one pair of upper-level seats (which rarely sell in pairs due to the four-set “podding” that Kansas City prefers) were plucked at a remarkable $2,700 each in a heated initial wave of buying.”

A combination of any matchup for the Super Bowl will only make prices for a limited capacity Super Bowl go that much higher.

H/T – Bro Bible