'Frozen 2' or Washington-Detroit? Tickets to the NFL game are cheaper

Parents all over greater Washington D.C. are likely preparing to take their children to see the long-awaited “Frozen 2,” which debuts in movie theaters this weekend.

Incredibly, it would cost less to take the kids to Sunday’s Washington-Detroit matinee.

As of this writing on Friday afternoon, there are numerous tickets for 1 p.m. kickoff at FedEx Field between 1-9 Washington and the 3-6-1 Lions going for $12 on SeatGeek. That’s not a typo: $12.

They’re in the 400 sections, which are high above the end zones, but there are tickets for Section 142, row 26, which are at the 40-yard line, that are only $51.

Tickets for a 1:30 p.m. showing of “Frozen 2” on IMAX at the AMC Magic Johnson Capital Center 12 are $13.99 for adults and $12.49 for children.

A spokeswoman for SeatGeek said the average ticket for Washington-Detroit is currently $58; league-wide, the average NFL game ticket is going for $186.

However, a $12 ticket is not a record: since SeatGeek began tracking the secondary market in 2010, the cheapest ticket was San Diego Chargers at Cleveland Browns on Christmas Eve 2016 — you could snag a $3 ticket to that game.

Last week’s home game for Washington, a loss to the New York Jets, had a recorded attendance of 56,426, well below FedEx Field’s capacity of 82,000. Judging by photos from that loss, Washington’s ninth of the season, that wasn’t the actual tickets used count.

One of the most storied franchises in the NFL, whose first-round rookie quarterback is making his third career start, and tickets are practically being given away on the secondary market.

It’s not a good look.

Related: NFL Top 100 Players of 2019: Nos. 25-1

NFL Top 100 Players of 2019: Nos. 25 - 1
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NFL Top 100 Players of 2019: Nos. 25 - 1

25. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks QB

2018 rank: 11

(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

24. Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers LB

2018 rank: 12

(AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, File)

23. Odell Beckham Jr., Cleveland Browns WR

2018 rank: 77

(AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

22. Stephon Gilmore, New England Patriots CB

2018 rank: N/A

(AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

21. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs TE

2018 rank: 24

(AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann, File)

20. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts QB

2018 rank: N/A

(AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

19. Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs WR

2018 rank: 40

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

18. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys RB

2018 rank: 54

(AP Photo/Roger Steinman)

17. Philip Rivers, Los Angeles Chargers QB

2018 rank: 56

(AP Foto/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

16. Saquon Barkley, New York GIants RB

2018 rank: N/A

(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

15. Bobby Wagner, Seattle Seahawks LB

2018 rank: 21

(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

14. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints RB

2018 rank: 20

(AP Photo/Gary Landers)

13. Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints WR

2018 rank: 81

(AP Photo/Bill Feig)

12. JJ Watt, Houston Texans DE

2018 rank: 84

(Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

11. DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans WR

2018 rank: 13

(Photo by Ken Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

10. Von Miller, Denver Broncos LB

2018 rank: 9

(Photo by Andy Cross/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

9. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons WR

2018 rank: 4

(Photo by Todd Kirkland/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

8. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers QB

2018 rank: 10

Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

7. Antonio Brown, Oakland Raiders WR

2018 rank: 2

(AP Photo)

6. Tom Brady, New England Patriots QB

2018 rank: 1

(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

5. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams RB

2018 rank: 6

(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

4. Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs QB

2018 rank: N/A

(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

3. Khalil Mack, Chicago Bears LB

2018 rank: 16

(Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

2. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints QB

2018 rank: 8

(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

1. Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams DT

2018 rank: 7

(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


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