Based on the early returns, Super Bowl 2020 is going to be one hot ticket.
The average ticket sold since the 49ers-Chiefs showdown was set for Miami on Feb. 2 is a whopping $6,785, according to the ticket platform SeatGeek.
The average resale price overall for the game is $6,232 and the current get-in price is roughly $5,500. Those numbers have risen since Sunday night’s conference championship games and are significantly higher at this time than past years.
SeatGeek’s traffic numbers show an even split — 18 percent from California and 18 percent from Missouri/Kansas.
“In general, it’s record-breaking demand,” SeatGeek communications manager Chris Leyden said in a phone interview. “It seems like the market is about 20 percent hotter than we anticipated.”
Leyden cited two factors for that. One, these are two fan bases that have not won a Super Bowl recently. The 49ers were last champions in 1995, while the Chiefs won it all in 1969. Another factor is the site of the game, Hard Rock Stadium, is one of the smaller NFL stadiums, holding a capacity of 65,326.
“On a personal level, it was kind of surprising how much demand there is,” Leyden said. “Right now, it’s looking like a 50/50 split between the two fan bases.”
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