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NFL offers glimpse at Super Bowl XLVIII tickets

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 says 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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jackthesport January 22 2014 at 2:10 AM

Stay at home
warm and you can pee anytime you want

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wheelspnr January 21 2014 at 5:05 PM

I wouldn't pay normal prices for this location .... SB games need a warm climate ..... plus NEW JERSEY .... UGH !!!!!

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justworkinggirl January 21 2014 at 4:38 PM

I've been to a few NFL games - not the Super Bowl of course. Honestly, I'd rather watch at home anyways. Sure, its exciting to be a part of the crowd, but its not much fun watching players who look the size of ants from the nosebleed section. I'd rather sit in the comfort of my own home, and see the game up close on the TV. The price of SB tickets are beyond insane. For those who have the cash to spare and are willing to spend that kind of money just to be there, more power to them. But I'll sit home and enjoy the commercials while I watch the game.

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BurnedBeyondReco January 21 2014 at 4:06 PM

What about parking and food? I assume it is not included? Round trip to Maui, 3 days, 2 nites and watch the game from your beautiful hotel room, still cheaper than New York(superbowl is there) and it will be in the teens weather wise...

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jimbo January 21 2014 at 4:02 PM

Sure is a lot of money out there.Where does all this money go?

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prosymom jimbo January 21 2014 at 5:15 PM

A lot of it goes to the bookies in Vegas, but it also goes to the teams and players (gotta pay for those $10,000 Superbowl rings...).

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efat53yz January 21 2014 at 5:16 PM

the NFL must base the ticket prices on what the over paid crybabies that are playing the game can afford,,, of course,,,the head honcho,, who is also overpaid,,, gets his for free,,,as far as the superbowl playing in NJ,,, i hope we have another icebowl,,, and i'll be real comfortable watching it from the free seat,, in my living room,,,

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dalemint January 21 2014 at 3:27 PM

so much for scalping tickets, what a joke , so only the rich can attend the game and the real fans have to stay home I have been aloyal fan fo over 33 years and a season ticket holder that long

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karen and pitts January 21 2014 at 3:07 PM

been to two superbowls a lot better to see it at home on the tv. so high up in the superdome for bears pats they looked like ants. and sanfrancisco fish was so jam packed you could hardly breath.

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Betty J. Leibe January 21 2014 at 2:42 PM

just wondering what all these

just wondering what all these people with the exorbitant priced tickets will do if a" major snow storm" such as the one predicted for this week, decided to fall on the Meadowlands.?? A rather absurd choice for such a highly touted game?? Whose idea was this???


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Van January 21 2014 at 2:40 PM

Just had to add this to my comment....The commercials have more often than not been better than the game or the halftime show. Just saying.

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beetlebrady Van January 21 2014 at 2:50 PM

you are wrong about the games....just saying

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