Seahawks Tickets Rise 17% On Secondary Market Following Super Bowl Season
The Seattle Seahawks are back to defend their Super Bowl title when they open the 2014 NFL season against the Green Bay Packers Thursday night. A continuing source of success both on the field and in the secondary ticket market, the Seahawks will again see ticket prices rise at CenturyLink Field after winning their first Super Bowl in franchise history last season. According to TiqIQ, the average secondary price for Seahawks tickets at home was $335.01 in 2013. As they begin their season in Seattle, the season average for the upcoming 2014 season is currently $393.07, marking a 17.3% year-over-year increase in secondary ticket price. The priciest home games on the Seattle Seahawks schedule include the 49ers, Broncos and Cowboys, each of who will visit Seattle in separate months over the course of the season.
9/4 vs Green Bay Packers | Avg. Price: $380.48 | Get-in: $138
The Seahawks open the NFL season when they play the Packers Thursdaynight in Seattle. The average secondary price for Seahawks vs Packers tickets is currently $380.48 on the secondary market, 3.2% below season average, with get-in price starting at $138. The Packers last visited CenturyLink Field in the regular season in 2012, where they lost 14-12. This season’s matchup will be the fourth most expensive home game on the Seahawks schedule, trailing just the Cowboys, Broncos and 49ers’ visits later in the season.
The Broncos will travel to Seattle on September 21 and will serve as the Seahawks’ second highest-priced game of the season at home. The average secondary price for Seahawks vs Broncos tickets is currently $481.09, up 22.3% from season average, with a get-in price of $175, the most expensive get-in price of the season. The Broncos were embarrassed by the Seahawks in last season’s Super Bowl and the regular season rematch between the two teams will prove costly on the secondary market.
The Seahawks will see their third most expensive game of the season when the Cowboys visit CenturyLink Field on October 12. The average price for Seahawks vs Cowboys tickets is $437.91 on the secondary market, 11.4% above the season average, with a get-in price of $133. Despite three consecutive 8-8 seasons of mediocrity, the Cowboys will continue to drive secondary ticket price up this season. They will do just that when they visit Seattle in October, serving as one of the Seahawks’ top-priced games.
Despite an 11-year drought since their last winning season in 2002, the Raiders will keep secondary ticket prices high in Seattle when they visit on November 2. The average secondary price for Seahawks vs Raiders tickets is $360.83, 8.2% below the season average, with a get-in price of $115. The Raiders have won a collective eight games in the past eight seasons and are slated to struggle again in a competitive AFC West. The two teams last met in 2010, with the Raiders beating the Seahawks 33-3.
11/9 vs New York Giants | Avg. Price: $356.50 | Get-in: $107
Big Blue heads to Seattle on November 9 and the game will have below-average secondary ticket prices at CenturyLink Field. The average price for Seahawks vs New York Giants tickets is $356.50 on the secondary market, 9.3% below the season average, with get-in price of $107. The Seahawks held the Giants scoreless in their matchup in December of last year, easily beating them 23-0 in the Week 15 game at MetLife Stadium.
The second lowest-priced game in Seattle will be played against the Cardinals on November 23. The average secondary price for Seahawks vs Cardinals tickets is $324.73, 17.3% below season average. The get-in price will also be the second lowest of the season at $102. Despite being a divisional game, the November 23 matchup will have below-average ticket prices on the secondary market, likely due to more interest in the NFC West’s premiere rivalry between the Seahawks and 49ers, which will serve as the Seahawks’ penultimate home game.
12/14 vs San Francisco 49ers | Avg. Price: $509.60 | Get-in: $168
In what will be the most expensive game on the Seahawks schedule this season, the average price for Seahawks vs 49ers tickets is currently $509.60 on the secondary market, 29.6% above the season average, with a get-in price of $168. The two perennial playoff teams will face off in the fourth most expensive game in the NFL this season, trailing just a Bears-Packers game later this month, a Patriots-Broncos matchup in November and their first meeting at Levi’s Stadium on Thanksgiving night.
12/28 vs St. Louis Rams | Avg. Price: $324.37 | Get-in: $93
The Seahawks’ final home game of the regular season will also be the least expensive game played at CenturyLink Field. The average secondary price for Seahawks vs Rams tickets is $324.37, 17.4% below the season average, with get-in price starting at $93. The teams met during the final week of the season last year as well, with the Seahawks winning 27-9.