The New Orleans Saints are one of the few teams in the National Football League to actually see ticket prices decline in 2014. As a whole, the NFL saw the average ticket price increase by 20% from 2013 to 2014; however, Saints tickets are down by more than 8% from last year to currently average $263.35 for their games at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome this upcoming season.
This average has shifted downward by more than $20 since the NFL Schedules were released on April 24th, the cheapest on record since winning their first Super Bowl in 2009; excluding the 2012 campaign when the Saints were penalized for the “Bountygate” scandal and were without head coach Sean Payton for the entire season. To illustrate just how much prices have fallen, the cheapest game for New Orleans presently is their Week 5 matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In 2013, the Saints vs. Bucs game had an average ticket price of $402, yet this season that average has essentially been cut in half to $204 with a get-in price of $84.
The Saints do have some games on their schedule that are not as discounted, and their October meeting with the Green Bay Packers is one of them. The Packers game clocks in at an average price of $363.63, more than $100 and 27% higher than the normal New Orleans Saints ticket. Their next priciest game comes two weeks later when they return to the Big Easy against the very talented San Francisco 49ers. That game has seen the average ticket price maintain a steady $312. The Saints added some weapons to their already explosive offense in the draft which should make them one of the most exciting teams in the league week in and week out and a competitor to San Francisco and Seattle as the NFC representative in the Super Bowl.