Although it’s week 13 of the NFL season is just coming to a close, the big one is coming sooner than it feels. However, it doesn’t seem like there is one team that everyone is picking to make it to the big game. Arizona looked like it could be that team early in the season, but the loss of quarterback Carson Palmer has significantly decreased Arizona’s chances of advancing to the Super Bowl. Seattle, the defending champions, had a slow start to their season, but they are starting to pick things up and are looking like they have a shot to repeat. New England had looked unstoppable, until they fell 26-21 at Green Bay on Sunday. Green Bay has looked great recently, but has not played as well on the road. Denver started hot, but has significantly cooled down after a few injuries to running backs Ronnie Hillman and Montee Ball. Whoever does end up advancing will have earned it, but it seems like whoever is playing their best football at the end of the year will be in the big game in Glendale, Arizona.
According to RazorGator, and as of today, Super Bowl tickets are going for an average price of $3,218.95. Keep in mind that prices will change as we approach the big game. Fans can get into the stadium for $1,689.00. As of today, this price is less than last years game in New York, which was going for an average price of $3,375.88 to see the Seahawks and the Broncos. The get-in price was cheaper than it is this year, at only $1,278.00. Super Bowl ticket prices have been trending upwards. In 2010, the average price for a ticket to the big game was $2,679 for the Saints and the Colts. In 2013, fans were paying $3,152 for the game between the Ravens and the 49ers.
The last time that the University of Phoenix Stadium played host to the Super Bowl, Eli Manning and David Tyree hooked up for one of the most amazing pass plays in NFL history. That 17-14 game ruined the then-18-0 Patriots chance at perfection. This will be the second time that the Super Bowl will be played in Glendale, and if this game is anything like the last Super Bowl played there, it should be a real treat for the fans.