With the countdown to the 2019 NFL season closing in on opening night, the scramble to secure tickets is heightened. But fans on the hunt for cheap NFL Week 1 tickets should avoid certain teams, mainly the reigning Super Bowl champions.
According to Ticket Club sales data, the last five NFL seasons have seen all reigning Super Bowl champs score the highest ticket price for their season opener. This year is no different with the New England Patriots‘ home battle against the Steelers averaging a whopping $650 per ticket. While the Pats’ winning ways have consistently kept their ticket prices some of the highest in the league, their first game of this upcoming season may have been easier on the wallet had the Rams edged them in Super Bowl LIII.
It’s a familiar trend that has followed past Super Bowl winners Seahawks, Broncos and Eagles after their respective wins. Seattle opened the 2014 season fresh off a Super Bowl win and pulled the highest price for NFL Week 1 tickets that year. Their Thursday night showdown at home against the Packers cost fans roughly $300 on average. The Broncos and Eagles averaged similar week-high prices when they returned the field after snagging the Lombardi Trophy in 2016 and 2018, respectively. Tom Brady and the six-time Super Bowl winners Patriots opened the season as the NFL’s highest-priced team in 2015, 2017 and are on a steady track to do so again this year.
See the current pricing breakdown of 2019 NFL Week 1 tickets below, including the average price sold and minimum, get-in ticket cost.
2019 NFL Week 1 Tickets
|Date||Game||City, State||Average Ticket Price*||Get-In Price*|
|Thurs. Sept. 5||Bears v. Packers||Chicago, IL||$449||$415|
|Sun. Sept. 8||Vikings v. Falcons||Minneapolis, MN||$165||$91|
|Browns v. Titans||Cleveland, OH||$199||$172|
|Jaguars v. Chiefs||Jacksonville, FL||$150||$67|
|Eagles v. Redskins||Philadelphia, PA||$257||$196|
|Jets v. Bills||East Rutherford, NJ||$107||$67|
|Dolphins v. Ravens||Miami Gardens, FL||$110||$49|
|Panthers v. Rams||Charlotte, NC||$177||$90|
|Seahawks v. Bengals||Seattle, WA||$256||$134|
|Chargers v. Colts||Carson, CA||$145||$105|
|Cardinals v. Lions||Glendale, AZ||$106||$42|
|Cowboys v. Giants||Arlington, TX||$226||$55|
|Buccaneers v. 49ers||Tampa, FL||$120||$65|
|Patriots v. Steelers||Foxborough, MA||$650||$420|
|Mon. Sept. 9||Saints v. Texans||New Orleans, LA||$232||$132|
|Raiders v. Broncos||Oakland, CA||$177||$105|
*prices accurate as of August 19
Cheap NFL Week 1 tickets are not out of the question, despite the hype surrounding the defending Super Bowl champs and Thursday night openers Bears and Packers. Tickets to see the Cardinals take on the Lions at home start at just $42 while the Dolphins v. Ravens tickets currently start at $49. Home tickets for Buccaneers, Cowboys, Jets and Jaguars all feature get-in tickets under $75.
While the Super Bowl may dictate which team will be the most expensive to see come September, it doesn’t necessarily mean that’s the biggest-selling game of the week. That title has routinely belonged to the Dallas Cowboys. America’s Team has lived up to their nickname and pulled the biggest Week 1 sales numbers each of the past five seasons. With a month to go before kick-off, the Cowboys-Giants clash is still the best-selling Week 1 game but the Patriots v. Steelers and Bears v. Packers closely trail, and could possibly dethrone dominant Dallas.
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