For the past three seasons, the San Francisco 49ers have been one of the best teams in the NFL with coach Jim Harbaugh at the helm. Led by one of the most fearsome defenses in the league, the 49ers have made it to at least the NFC Championship Game in each of the past three seasons, only to lose to the eventual Super Bowl Champion all three times. It began with a tough home loss in 2011 to the New York Giants, followed by a heart-wrenching loss to Jim’s brother John Harbaugh and the Baltimore Ravens in the 2012 Super Bowl. Then last year, San Fran came up just short against their rival Seattle Seahawks, with quarterback Colin Kaepernick being intercepted in the end zone to seal the win for Seattle.
As a result, this year’s 49ers squad will be even more prepared and hungry to take that next step and move on to become the best football team in the world. With his first full season as a starting NFL quarterback under his belt, Kaepernick now must lead the charge if they plan on going from a good team to champions. And San Francisco fans are willing to pay to see their team try to take that next step. For the upcoming season, the 49ers have one of the highest home average ticket prices for any team in the league at a cost of $426 per ticket. That number is up by roughly 58% from 2013 and 10% since the NFL schedule was released on April 24th
San Francisco’s highest priced game of the season is also the most expensive NFL game in 2014. There is much hype for the Thanksgiving showdown with defending Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks at Levi’s Stadium and that is clearly expressed by how much tickets are. This game is averaging an astonishing price of $568 for 49ers tickets, up by more than $30 from their NFC West game a season ago and fetching a very high get-in of $238.
Even their cheapest game of the year is still more expensive than several teams’ highest priced ticket. The least expensive game in the 2014 season for the 49ers comes in their Week 9 meeting against the St. Louis Rams, currently going for $339 (up $77 from the 2013 season when the Rams came to Candlestick Park.) Even though this game is the cheapest this upcoming season for the 49ers, it is still more expensive than all but three games in San Francisco over the past two seasons, showing just how much ticket prices have increased since the start of the 2012 season.