Super Bowl LVII Buying Guide: How Attendees Can Cut Costs

Super Bowl LVII Buying Guide: How Attendees Can Cut Costs

Millions of people watch the Super Bowl on television each year, but fewer than ten thousand people get to watch the game live. Although the cost of Super Bowl tickets will vary by year depending on factors such as the venue’s size, the participating teams, location, and more, the scarcity and high stakes of the game make the prices go through the roof. Here are a few ways to cut costs and still be within the small percentage of football fans who attend the Super Bowl LVII game.

Cut Cost on Super Bowl Tickets

According to Ticket Master, historically, on average, a Super Bowl resale ticket ranged between $4,000 and $6,000. This price range is critical to keep in mind when budgeting how much a ticket costs. 

TicketIQ stated that the number of secondary market tickets currently available is just over 1,500. Compared to StubHub and other secondary market vendors, fans can save 15-25% on TicketIQ based on their current prices. Even if a ticket on StubHub goes for $500 and another for $500 on TicketIQ, TicketIQ’s rate is cheaper because they have no additional fees at checkout.  

Another critical detail TicketIQ shared is that tickets for the Super Bowl were usually the cheapest to buy the day or two before the game, prior to 2015. However, things have shifted in recent years, with the get-in price level falling between 6 and 8 days after the conference championship game.

They also provided some tips for buying, which could help save money. First and foremost, determine how much you’re willing to spend. Then, look at the stadium map and find a few locations within that price range. They recommend that you monitor the market multiple times a day. Keep track of the number of seats available for the overall game, but only in the section where you wish to sit. In years past, they have noticed a price rise as the quantity drops. Lastly, in the days leading up to the game, if you find tickets you want buy them. They had noticed in years past fans had waited too long in the hopes of a price drop even on tickets within their range and ultimately waited too long, so they lost the tickets.

About Super Bowl 2023

For the 2022 NFL season, Super Bowl LVII will be played as the American football championship game. Taking place in Glendale, Arizona, the game is scheduled for February 12, 2023, at State Farm Stadium. The stadium was opened in 2006 and can accommodate 63,400 fans with an expansion capacity of 73,000 for large-scale events like the Super Bowl. This isn’t the first time the Super Bowl has been hosted here; Glendale was also the home base for Super Bowl XLII in 2008 and Super Bowl XLIX in 2015. Approximately 1.7 million square feet make up State Farm Stadium, boasting 88 lofts and 7,505 club seats.

What You Are Getting for Your Buck

The fight continues to claim a spot in Super Bowl XLIX. After the regular season, 18 teams were eliminated, and 14 are competing in the playoffs. This year, there was no playoff appearance for the defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams. After week one, the Chiefs (14-3), Bills (13-3), and Bengals (12-4) return as AFC contenders. In addition, there is one newcomer, the Jaguars (9-8). As for the NFC, the Eagles (14-3), 49ers (13-4), and Cowboys (12-5) have another shot at playoffs this year, as well as newcomers Giants (9-7-1).

Although we have yet to determine who will be going head-to-head at this year’s Super Bowl, we know Rihanna is this year’s Super Bowl performer. After focusing on her Fenty Beauty and Skin businesses for the last few years and welcoming her first child in May last year with boyfriend A$AP Rocky, this will be Rihanna’s first performance back in her music element. According to the NFL’s announcement, DPS’s produced Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show telecast will include executive producers Roc Nation and Jesse Collins, as well as director Hamish Hamilton.

For the week leading up to Super Bowl LVII, the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee has chosen Margaret T. Hance Park in downtown Phoenix as the site of fan festivities. Featuring live music, entertainment, local cuisine, and multicultural celebrations, this multi-day outdoor festival is free to the public. 

Where To Stay and Cut Cost

Unless attendees are within driving distance or have a place nearby to stay, another factor that comes into play is where to stay. Renting a timeshare is a way to cut costs. According to ARDA, the average daily rate at U.S. Resort hotels is $209, whereas timeshare rentals are, on average, $206 per night. In addition, standard hotel rooms are typically less than 400 square feet. On the other hand, Timeshares have an average unit size that is 1,030 square feet in size. So more guests can fit at a cheaper rate. 

To put this into perspective, Timeshares Only has $900 two-bedroom rentals at The Legacy Golf Resort and Marriott’s Canyon Villas At Desert Ridge for a whole week. At a regular hotel at the average rate of $209 a night per room, a two-bedroom would cost $2926 for a week. This means renting a timeshare would save around $2000. Saving money on where to stay allows fans to put more money towards tickets if they choose to do so or save money overall. Not to mention, if fans decide to stay for the week, they can attend all the surrounding events for Super Bowl LVII at Margaret T. Hance Park.

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