NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) –– Are you planning to attend Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in February?
If so, you better start saving up. Really saving up.
“The NFL is on the verge of approving a plan that would more than double the prices the league charges for the most coveted Super Bowl tickets,” Matthew Futterman of The Wall Street Journal wrote on Tuesday.
The figures are staggering.
Club-level seats in the mezzanine — which have access to restaurants — are likely to cost something in the neighborhood of $2,600, league officials told the newspaper. In comparison, the most expensive seats at last year’s Super Bowl in New Orleans cost $1,250.
Seats in the lower bowl at MetLife Stadium are expected to cost around $1,500, The Wall Street Journal reported. Comparable seats in New Orleans in 2013 sold for $950.
A committee, which consists of NFL owners, could very well approve the aforementioned plan this week, according to Futterman.
“We are looking to close the gap between the face value of the ticket and the true value of a ticket to what has become the premier sports and entertainment event,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told The Wall Street Journal.
Although no tickets for the big game will be “cheap,” McCarthy did tell ESPN’s Darren Rovell that approximately 40 percent of tickets will cost less than $1,000.
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