In a little over one weeks time at 6:30 PM on February 2 the Super Bowl between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks will be kicking off at MetLife Stadium just over the George Washington Bridge in New Jersey!
During the week leading up to the big game New York City will be flooded with visitors enjoying the festivities surrounding this global event.
The truth is, however, that for the run-of-the-mill football fan (or anyone else) all of this pre-game and game hoopla will be well out of reach due to the exorbitant prices being charged for everything from lodging to game tickets that need to be purchased on the secondary market through a broker. Here is some anecdotal evidence of this fact…
Lodging and Ticket Prices for the Super Bowl
Renting a home
‘The average nightly price of a home for rent in the New Jersey gateway region during Super Bowl week was almost $1,600 as of two days ago, according to HomeAway. In Manhattan, the average rate has jumped to $1,740 a night, compared with about $530 during a more typical time…
For travelers on more of a budget, hotel rooms were still available as of earlier this week. The average price for a room in the New York area for Super Bowl weekend was $327 as of Jan. 20, a 63 percent increase over that same time period last year, according to Orbitz Worldwide Inc. (OWW) Prices are highest close to the stadium, with rooms in towns such as East Rutherford and Secaucus going for $382 a night…
The average price was $3,804, compared with an average of $3,295 on that date last year, when 3,460 tickets were available.’ (Source)
Bottom line? The best and cheapest option may likely just be sitting around the house and watching the game on a big screen TV.
Ticket price update here.