How much was a ticket to the first ever Super Bowl?
The SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles is adding the finishing touches ahead of Super Bowl LVI and tickets are not cheap. But how does that compare with 1967?
We're pretty much all set for Sunday's Super Bowl LVI, the 56th edition of this famous sporting event and some lucky fans will get to watch it all unfold at the SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. For that pleasure, though, they'll have likely had to dig deep to pay for a ticket.
Super Bowl 1967-2022: how ticket prices have changed
It's the Cincinnati Bengals who will be classed as the home team despite facing the Los Angeles Rams in their own back yard, and a full house is expected, unlike last year’s covid-impacted clash. Around 70,000 supporters will be there but what prices have they been paying for entry?
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Tickets prices this year have been among the most expensive in NFL history, and with local Rams fans not having to fork out for travel or accommodation, purse strings have been stretched for those unique barcodes.
From what we've seen across ticketing websites, the average cost for a ticket to Super Bowl LVI is around $9,000. The cheapest we've seen came in at about five grand while the most expensive was a cool $110,000, assuming you want a suite for 18 companions. Compare that to last year's event, when there were fewer seats available due to restrictions, where the average price was just over $8,000.
But as these figures are being bandied about, one question that we've been asked is regarding the entry cost for the very first Super Bowl in 1967. After dusting off the AS history books we saw that an average ticket back then cost its holder $12. In today's money that's the equivalent to around $100, but hey, Snoop and Dre weren't performing at halftime!
In case you wondered, the main image above is a Super Bowl I ring to commemorate the occasion, when the Green Bay Packers ran out 35-10 victors over the Kansas City Chiefs. Interestingly that also took place in LA, but at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on 15 January.
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