How much was a ticket to the first ever Super Bowl?
The State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona is ready to host Super Bowl LVII and tickets are not cheap. But how do the prices compare with 1967?
We’re pretty much all set for February 12th’s Super Bowl LVII, the 57th edition of this famous sporting event, and some lucky fans will get to watch it all unfold at the State Farm in Glendale, Arizona. For that pleasure, though, they’ll have likely had to dig deep to pay for a ticket.
Super Bowl 1967-2023: how ticket prices have changed
It’s the Philadelphia Eagles who will be classed as the home team and will play “host” to the Kansas City Chiefs, and a full house is expected. 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 purses have been stretched for those unique barcodes. Both the demand and prices for tickets to the Chiefs vs. Eagles game are rising as the big date draws near.
From what we’ve seen across ticketing websites, the average cost for a ticket to Super Bowl LVII is around $6,000, not including the steep fees that ticketing companies slap on to the original price.
The cheapest we’ve seen came in at about five grand on Ticketmaster, while the most expensive ones break the $25,000 mark.
Though entry to the game costs less than last year’s Super Bowl in Los Angeles (average cost for the Cincinnati Bengals vs. Los Angeles Rams contest was $9,500), it is still by no means cheap.
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 equivalent to around $100.
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.
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