Favre debut, Giants-Redskins matchup, Lucas Oil Stadium unveiling among biggest influencers in demand; Carolina, Oakland, and San Francisco openers among the least expensive tickets this weekend
Los Angeles, CA (Sept. 4, 2008) With the 2008 National Football League season kicking off today, many die-hard fans may be wondering, “Is there a seat for me?”
Not only is the answer “Yes,” but there are spots available in the front row on the secondary ticket market, according to industry leader RazorGator. The excitement of Brett Favre’s debut in a New York Jets uniform, the fact that there are now four primetime NFL matchups in Week 1 of the season – Thursday Night, Sunday Night, and two Monday Night Football games – as well as the welcoming home of the World Champion Giants, have all had an impact on ticket prices and demand.
“Tickets for all home openers, including the most anticipated games, are still available for fans looking for those hard-to-get tickets,” says Stephen Cucci, co-founder of RazorGator.
Ticket buyers will find a myriad of prices Week 1. The most-coveted games are the Super Bowl champion New York Giants versus Washington Redskins, the debut of Brett Favre as a New York Jet at Miami, and the Super Bowl XLI rematch to open Lucas Oil Stadium between the Indianapolis Colts and Chicago Bears. For these games, fans can expect to pay an average of 17.5 percent more for tickets when compared to the team’s home openers in ’07, according to averages compiled by RazorGator.
For the Redskins-Giants, ticket prices range from $84 to $671 with an average price of $347. In Miami, the tickets are going for as little as $28 and up to $801, averaging $198. For the Colts-Bears, the average is $174, ranging from $69 to $1,113.
In addition, the other best deals from around the league are for games in Carolina ($29), San Francisco ($42), and Oakland ($44). Overall, more tickets are available to buy and sell online than at any other point in history.
“This is a direct reflection on what we’ve been experiencing all summer – more and more fun seekers are looking to the secondary market to get in the gate for the big game,” says Cucci. “The NFL ticket seller is getting more and more comfortable with this transaction because of things like our 100 percent Seller Protection Guarantee. As a result, the buyer has more options, more price points, and a greater sense of security when making those important purchases.”
RazorGator and fan travel counterpart, PrimeSport, have exclusive partnerships with eight NFL teams, including the San Francisco 49ers, Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, Oakland Raiders, St. Louis Rams, Baltimore Ravens, Seattle Seahawks, and Minnesota Vikings. For more information or to buy and sell tickets online, visit www.razorgator.com.
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