For the first time in NFL history the Super Bowl will be played outdoor in winter conditions. That we already know, as we also are aware that fans can expect temperatures to be in the mid 30s at best for the 6:30 PM eastern kick off. However it's what the NFL didn't know when scheduling this mayhem, the is the interesting part of this tale.
The Super Bowl has long been regarded as the toughest ticket to get. Naturally the teams playing and the city it's being held in, help determine the market value. For instance, New Orleans has played host to the big game six times. Each time the ticket value was higher then the previous. If a team with a large east coast fan base would play in a regionally held Super Bowl, the ticket value would sky rocket that much more.
This year seems to be the year the upward trend of ticket market value will end. ESPN writer Darren Rovell is reporting this year's Super Bowl ticket prices are dropping rapidly. According to Rovell immediately following the conference championship games the asking price for admission online was $2,700, as of today the market has come down to the $1,500 neighborhood.
What could be the cause of this dramatic downward swing? One can only speculate it's not solely weather related. After all New Yorkers love their sports, especially football. They sit in traffic for hours, all the way to Jersey each week, despite frozen temps and unpredictable precipitation. Even the price shouldn't scare the locals away. Just this summer, even with a miserable pair of baseball clubs to watch, the MLB All Star game (played at Citi field home to the Mets) was a tremendous success. Ticket prices certainly exceeded the previous year, when the game was played in Kansas City. Could it be the fact, that the east coast just doesn't isn't in love with this match up? Despite the fact that media darling Peyton Manning is headlining the big stage. Could it be the country, other then Washington state can not get excited about the Seahawks?
The answer might just be D, all of the above. Although many hardcore football lovers, are excited for what appears to be a great battle, the creature comforts of one's home is far more appealing than frigid temps, steep price tags, and Chris Christie traffic.
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