NFL offers glimpse at Super Bowl XLVIII tickets

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NFL offers glimpse at Super Bowl XLVIII tickets
In this photograph taken with a fisheye lens, a tarp covers the field at MetLife Stadium in an effort by crews to keep the turf dry ahead of Super Bowl XLVIII, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. Among other preparations, crews are setting up a perimeter 300 feet from the entrances to the stadium as a security measure. Police officials say security for the Super Bowl will include about 4,000 government and private officers assigned to the stadium on game day. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
The NFL logo at midfield of MetLife Stadium is illuminated by lights on television reporters' videocameras as members of the media are given a tour under a tarp used by crews to keep the turf dry ahead of Super Bowl XLVIII, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. Among other preparations, crews are setting up a perimeter 300 feet from the entrances to the stadium as a security measure. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
FILE - In this undated artist?s rendering provided by the National Football League, a proposed toboggan slide is set up in New York. The slide will be part of a 14-block outdoor Super Bowl Boulevard running through Times Square along Broadway with attractions for football fans. The toboggan will operate with or without snow. (AP Photo/National Football League, File)
A multi-level platform that is being constructed for a sports network on Times Square rises above street level, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in New York. Preparations for fan venues and activities for the upcoming Super Bowl are starting to appear along several blocks of Broadway, part of which has been dubbed "Super Bowl Boulevard". (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Workers climb scaffolding on a multi-level platform that is being constructed for a sports network on Times Square, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in New York. Preparations for fan venues and activities for the upcoming Super Bowl are starting to appear along several blocks of Broadway, part of which has been dubbed "Super Bowl Boulevard". (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Large signs advertising the Super Bowl are seen along Times Square, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in New York. Preparations for fan venues and activities for the upcoming Super Bowl are starting to appear along several blocks of Broadway, part of which has been dubbed "Super Bowl Boulevard". (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Workers set up tents, which will serve as access points into MetLife Stadium during Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium, are seen from the stadium suite level, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. Police officials say security for the Super Bowl will include about 4,000 government and private officers assigned to the stadium on game day. Fans arriving at the game by mass transit on Feb. 2 will encounter a security perimeter extending 300 feet from entrances to the stadium. They'll be funneled into temporary pavilions for airport-style screening. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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By ANDREW TAVANI

One day after Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks advanced to Super Bowl XLVIII by winning their respective conference title games, the NFL offered fans a glimpse of what tickets for the big game look like.

Brian McCarthy, a public relations representative for the NFL, tweeted a photo that provided a peek at the tickets, but a strategically placed thumb from the hand holding the tickets raised a few questions -- namely, what is the actual face value of the 300 level seats? As you can see, a thumb appears to be obscuring the ticket's price. Is it $100? Or a lot more?
A lot more. In an email to AOL.com, McCarthy said the face value of the tickets in the photo he posted on Twitter are $1,000. 'I was covering up some of the elements of the ticket [so] as to not tip off people who would look to create counterfeit tickets,' McCarthy explained.

He also added that the NFL doubled the number of winners in the fan lottery to 1,000, from 500 for Super Bowl XLVII. There were 30,000 fan entries. And he pointed out that 40 percent of Super Bowl tickets this year have face values below $1,000. Ticket pricing breaks down like this: $500, $800, $1,000, $1,200, $1,500, and the most expensive seats at MetLife Stadium are the club box seats, which go for $2,500 at face value.

Tickets on secondary markets right now are priced way higher than that. As of Tuesday morning, the cheapest Super Bowl tickets listed on StubHub are described as 'Upper End Zone' and priced at $2,297.



The sneak peek at the Super Bowl tickets is not the first glimpse of the game day details. On January 15, MetLife Stadium tweeted a photo of the NFL shield logo painted at the 50-yardline.

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