NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Ticket brokers and shrewd fans aren’t the only ones who make big bucks selling Super Bowl tickets.
Some players — including those who are in the big game — have reportedly pulled a nice profit on the secondary market as well.
“You can make anywhere between $3,000 and $4,000 on each extra ticket,” an anonymous Seahawks defensive player told The MMQB. “I sold eight. Some go to teammates, but most guys hand their extras off to agents, who sell them for a small cut. Pretty much everybody knows about it now. Word travels fast.”
The Seahawks allowed their players to claim up to 13 tickets for Super Bowl XLIX, according to the website. That includes two complimentary tickets and the rest at a cost of $1,500 apiece. The league prohibits teams in the big game from making more than 15 tickets available per player, according to The MMQB, which added that all NFL players — no matter their franchise — can buy two Super Bowl tickets at face value
An NFL spokesman told the website that if the league found out that players or coaches were scalping tickets, they — along with their respective teams — would be fined.
“I don’t see anything wrong with it,” a Seahawks lineman told The MMQB. “Somebody’s gonna make money off of it, so why shouldn’t we?”