Here’s How You Can Beat The Rising Prices
At Arrowhead Stadium


How to beat the rising prices at Arrowhead Stadium

Arrowhead Stadium, as far as NFL standards go, has traditionally been a bargain.

Over the past 4 seasons, the cost of a ticket for a Kansas City Chiefs home game was 5th lowest on average, in terms of both face value ($68.871) and initial resale price ($1462).

But all good things must come to an end, and so, while the average initial secondary market price of $204 for the 2017 season is still only 24th-highest, it still represents an increase of $78 (61%) from last year.

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How to save money at Arrowhead Stadium


What’s gone up at Arrowhead Stadium
(and what to do about it)

Parking:   The face value cost of a parking pass for Kansas City Chiefs Stadium is up 5 bucks ($35) from last year. Not a big deal, you say? It will be, if you don’t purchase one in advance, because the price at the gate is $60.



Chiefs fans encouraged to purchase advance parking to save money.

What you can do:

  • Look for parking passes online. Yes, it’s a crapshoot, but as of this writing, you can get an Arrowhead Stadium parking pass for the Chiefs 2017 home opener for $39 here.

  • Standard Parking. There are 15 Standard Parking garages in Kansas City, some as cheap as $6 (pre-purchase rate), but none are within 8 miles of the stadium. So what you do is park there and for an additional $22-$30 (round trip), you can Uber it to Arrowhead.

    ZTrip has gotten a lot of positive publicity locally, and while it does have its advantages over Uber, price is not one of them - ZTrip cost per mile: $2.25, UberX: 85¢.


Tickets:   As I mentioned above, the initial average resale cost of a Chiefs ticket has risen by 61%.

What you can do:   Get-in prices are still reasonable. Here is a comparison of cheap-seat prices for the 2017 Chiefs home opener vs. the Eagles:

Stub
Hub
Razor
Gator
Vivid
Seats
Ticket
Liquidator
Coast To
Coast
Ticket
City
Gold
Coast
Ticket
Monster
Tick
Pick
Ticket
IQ
Seat
Geek
$84 $83 $88 $83 $90 $85 $105 $85 $76 $75 $81
Prices as of 5/14/17, are per seat, minimum 2, & include all fees

As you can see, you can save as much as $30 per ticket if you choose the right broker. But you do even better (see below).


Tailgating:   Kansas City is regularly rated as one of the top tailgating cities, so it’s no surprise that tailgating is by far the first choice for fans looking for some pre-game partying. But a tailgate party requires a parking spot, of course, so given the rise in rates and the fact that there are few alternatives, tailgating can be costly and difficult if for non-season ticket holders.

What you can do:

  • If you can actually find parking and you don’t feel like slaving over a hot grill, then consider carry-out “cue from Fiorella’s Jack Stack BBQ. You can get a slab of ribs (for 2) for the price of 2 Italian sausages & 2 nachos at the stadium.

  • PrimeSport. For those who can’t get an Arrowhead Stadium parking pass or don’t want to drive, there’s always the VIP Tailgate Party in the stadium lot. While online brokers are charging anywhere from $72-$95 for these passes for the Chiefs home opener, PrimeSport offers the same deal, AFAIK (i.e., all you can eat buffet, 2 drinks, pre-game on TV, live DJs) for only $45.

A PrimeSport package deal is also how you get cheap Chiefs tickets, along with the tailgate party.

Cost of 1 ticket + tailgate pass for Eagles-Chiefs game, 9/17/17:

  Stub
Hub
Ticket
Liquidator
Coast To
Coast
Ticket
City
Gold
Coast
Prime
Sport
Ticket $84 $83 $90 $85 $105 $68.75
Tailgate $73 $72 $78 $75 $95 $45
Total $157 $155 $168 $160 $200 $113.75


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