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Nov 19, 2017

NFL Ticket Prices Falling

  • Protests?
  • High prices?
  • Shoddy play?
  • Questionable officiating?
  • Market oversaturation?


Whether the reasons are all, none, or some of the above, #NFLTicketPrices are most definitely trending downwards.

Falling NFL Ticket Prices
 
Prices were recorded 2-3 weeks before the game and are per seat, minimum of 2, for the cheapest available non-standing room tickets on the secondary market (includes all fees & shipping).


While prices for Week 14 were $9 higher ($96.46) than the previous week, it still marked the first time this season that the average cheap seat price was under $100 for 2 consecutive weeks. This is something that did not occur at all last season.

Stay tuned…


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Nov 19, 2017

Dirt Cheap Lambeau Field Parking

Save on Lambeau Field parking


While mounting losses and the absence of Aaron Rodgers have helped to drive down the resale prices of Packers tickets, those factors don’t seem to be affecting the cost of #LambeauFieldParking.

The initial average price of $172.79 for a Green Bay Packers parking pass on the secondary market prior to the start of the regular season was second only to the New England Patriots. And while costs usually trend downward as the season progresses, a parking pass for Lot 6 at Lambeau for today’s game vs. the Ravens was going for $206 on StubHub as of last night.

In case you didn’t know, there are way cheaper - free, even - options in the immediate vicinity, and for a limited time you can get an additional $5 off if you reserve a space here using promo code PARKNFL.


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Nov 05, 2017

Last Minute NFL Tickets


The #CheapestNFLTickets for Weeks 10 & 11:

Week 10Best PriceAvg.SavingsWebsite
Seattle at Arizona$93.00$18.48TickPick
New Orleans at Buffalo$69.60$12.90StubHub
Green Bay at Chicago$172.50$32.49Vivid Seats
Cleveland at Detroit$78.10$15.04StubHub
Cincinnati at Tennessee$62.00$11.63Captain Ticket, TickPick
Pittsburgh at Indianapolis$70.00$11.43TickPick
NY Jets at Tampa Bay$61.25$14.93StubHub
Minnesota at Washington$50.00$9.42TickPick
LA Chargers at Jacksonville$31.00$16.83SeatGeek
Houston at LA Rams$50.00$12.16SeatGeek, TickPick, VividSeats
Dallas at Atlanta$205.00$22.10TickPick
NY Giants at San Francisco$42.00$12.17TickPick
New England at Denver$251.00$34.48TickPick
Miami at Carolina$86.00$12.28TickPick
Prices are per seat for cheapest available pair of non-standing room tickets as of Oct 25. All fees included.


Week 11Best PriceAvg.SavingsWebsite
Tennessee at Pittsburgh$73.35$18.09StubHub
Detroit at Chicago$92.50$15.02StubHub
Jacksonville at Cleveland$8.00$10.43TicketIQ
Baltimore at Green Bay$124.00$26.51StubHub
Tampa Bay at Miami$77.00$14.81SeatGeek, TickPick
LA Rams at Minnesota$78.00$16.04TickPick
Washington at New Orleans$41.00$16.37StubHub
Kansas City at NY Giants$90.00$25.78Vivid Seats
Arizona at Houston$74.00$11.85TickPick
Buffalo at LA Chargers$136.50$11.66TickPick
Cincinnati at Denver$135.00$16.46TickPick
Philadelphia at Dallas$203.50$17.53TickPick
Atlanta at Seattle$187.00$33.30SeatGeek
Prices are per seat for cheapest available pair of non-standing room tickets as of Oct 27. All fees included.

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Oct 15, 2017

Cheap NFL Tickets

The #BestDealsOnNFLTickets for Week #8:

Best PriceAvg.SavingsWebsite
Miami at Baltimore$46.25$15.25VividSeats
Oakland at Buffalo$116.25$16.04VividSeats
Indianapolis at Cincinnati$41.25$12.68VividSeats
LA Chargers at New England$308.75$78.59VividSeats
Chicago at New Orleans$60.00$20.30TickPick
Atlanta at NY Jets$40.00$10.84TickPick
San Francisco at Phil.$152.50$40.82StubHub
Carolina at Tampa Bay$69.00$15.36TickPick
Houston at Seattle$152.00$51.11SeatGeek
Dallas at Washington$208.00$20.66TickPick
Pittsburgh at Detroit$107.60$25.21StubHub
Denver at Kansas City$109.62$13.01TicketIQ
Prices are per seat for cheapest available pair of non-standing room tickets as of Oct 12. All fees included.

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Oct 01, 2017

Best Ticket Prices Week 6

Here are the #cheapestNFLtickets on the secondary market for week 6

Cheapest NFL tickets for week 6

If you're not paying these prices, then do yourself a favor and find a good ticket broker…

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Oct 01, 2017

Fedex Field Parking Under $50

Save on Fedex Field parking

Looking for the #FedexFieldParking that won't cost you a small fortune?

For a limited time, get an additional $5 off your parking with code: PARKNFL (first time customers only).

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Sep 30, 2017

Save On Superdome Parking

The best parking for the Superdome doesn't have to cost this much:

Save on Saints parking

Save up to $100 for Saints parking on game day…

For a limited time, get an additional $5 off your parking with code: PARKNFL (first time customers only).


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Sep 30, 2017

How To Save On Gillette Stadium Parking

Cheap Gillette Stadium Parking Alternatives


A parking pass for the Patriots game or an iPad?

That’s right, a #GilletteStadiumParking pass on the secondary market will cost you just as much as an Apple iPad - including the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

The average preseason resale cost for “official” Patriots game day parking was $610. That’s an otherworldly amount, even for the five-time Super Bowl champs.

If you want to save hundreds of dollars…

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Sep 29, 2017

Soldier Field Parking For Under $100

Patriots $610.21
Packers $172.79
Bears $170.02
Prices were recorded in late June 2017 and include all fees


The average cheapest preseason price for a #ChicagoBearsParkingPass was the 3rd-highest on the secondary market.

Offsite parking, anyone?

Find the #SoldierFieldParking - including the #AdlerPlanetariumLot - for a fraction of the cost…

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Sep 24, 2017

The Cheapest Cheap Seats For Week 5

How can you save $16 per ticket on average for week 5?

Don't bother searching for ticket brokers with “no service fees”, you can read about that here.

What it really comes down to is finding the #bestsportsticketbrokers

Sep 24, 2017

The Cheapest NFL Ticket Prices For Week 4

Get your cheap seats for even cheaper… according to the table above, you could save an average of $21 per ticket.

If you want to know which ticket brokers will save you the most money, go here.

Sep 10, 2017

#WatchNFLGames online and save

Watch NFL games online anywhere...


Does it ever end? DirecTV raised prices by 9.3% this year.

As a result, subscribers will be paying $281.94 for a standard #NFLSundayTicket package, and $377.94 for Sunday Ticket Max.

Don't get priced out - there are other, much cheaper ways to get your weekly NFL fix…

Start Free Trial of NFL Game Pass!

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Sep 10, 2017

How much does it really cost to attend an NFL game?

Do you consider NFL games to be a major expense?

While some season ticket holders pay home loan type prices for personal seat licenses, most average fans probably don't think they spend that much of their salaries on NFL football, but in fact:

  • For most fans of 7 teams, a family of 4 will spend as much, or more, on a single game than the average U.S. resident does for a month's rent.
  • For 14 other teams, a family of 4 will spend as much, or more, on a single game than the average U.S. household does on their monthly food bill.

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Sep 04, 2017

Rent-A-Jersey?

Find your cheap NFL authentic jerseys
For many fans, the cost of an NFL jersey - $300 for a Nike Elite, $150 for a Limited, & $100 for a Game -- is just too much.

Price is the main reason why counterfeit jerseys are big business, but for NFL fans on a budget, there may finally be another way, thanks to Rep The Squad.

For $19.95 a month, you can rent…

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Sep 04, 2017

NFL Fan Real Cost Index

How much of your paycheck goes towards NFL games?

Here's what NFL fans around the U.S. spend on a single game:

Continue reading "NFL Fan Real Cost Index"

Sep 03, 2017

Offsite Parking vs. Stadium Parking


Stadium parking

  • Closer to the stadium (most of the time)
  • You can tailgate to your heart's content
  • You’re among thousands of fellow fans - it’s like a colossal block party
  • Unless you leave early, you have to deal with exit traffic gridlock

Offsite parking

  • Farther from the stadium
  • Tailgating may not be permitted
  • You get to avoid the stadium exit traffic
  • You can save a nice chunk of change…


Here are some examples of the money you’d save on average, if you went with the cheapest available offsite parking (less than a mile from the stadium), as opposed to the cheapest available stadium parking passes from an online ticket broker:

NY Giants at Dallas Cowboys Sep 10$90
Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers Sep 10$145
SF 49ers at Seattle Seahawks Sep 17$141
Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins Sep 10$63
Minnesota Vikings at Pittsburgh Steelers Sep 17$106
Atlanta Falcons at Chicago Bears Sep 10$170


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Aug 27, 2017

Do service fees make a difference?


As expensive as NFL tickets are, they’re that much more on the secondary market.

Ticket brokers make a killing by setting prices that are way above face value, and to make things worse, they tack on service fees that can be as much as 25% of the ticket price.

In fact, the service fee has been abused to the point that the brokers who claim to not charge any, use it as a major selling point.

But is it a red herriing? Do the ticket brokers that forgo the extra charges simply compensate with higher ticket costs?

I compared the prices of 15 reseller web sites, 9 of which charge service fees, for 18 home openers for the upcoming 2017 NFL season.

The cheapest ticket available among the 9 sites with fees averaged $177.57 (fees included), while the average price for the 6 sites advertised as having no fees was $177.72.

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Aug 20, 2017

Cheap Tailgating Ideas


NFL fans typically spend about $198 per game on #tailgating. How much do you spend?

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Aug 13, 2017

Is An NFL #StadiumParkingPass Now A Luxury?


It sure seems that way. Everyone knows that NFL ticket prices on the secondary market are ridiculously high.

But maybe you didn’t know that the cost of parking for an NFL game is creeping into high-end territory.

Based upon the listings from 15 ticket broker sites from June-July 2017, the cheapest parking pass averaged $109 on the secondary market. In fact, there are 5 NFL stadiums where it will cost you more to park your car than it will for tickets to the game itself:

TeamAvg. Cheapest Parking Pass
Patriots$610.21
Bears $170.02
Raiders $162.85
Browns $153.83
Saints $112.34


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Aug 06, 2017

What are the REAL costs for NFL fans?


According to teammarketing.com, the Fan Cost Index (FCI) - or, the average cost for a family of four attending an NFL game, was $480.89 for the 2015 season.

The FCI is based upon the face value costs of game tickets and parking, so in reality, the above figure applies to a very small percentage of fans.

How small? Season ticket holders make up less than 1% of the estimated 160 million NFL fans in the U.S. Even if you account for those that are lucky and/or connected enough to get tickets for face value (or less), it still means that the vast majority of fans get theirs from online brokers.

#Real NFL fan costs are based on secondary market prices, and the figures will astound you…

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