Eagles vs. 49ers NFC Championship Tickets On Track To Be Most Expensive NFL Conference Title Game Ever

Buyers came … buyers saw … and buyers came in and wiped out Ticketmaster’s allotment of NFC title spots in a matter of minutes on Tuesday.

With that online activity — which included a line of thousands when tickets went on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Tuesday — the cheapest chance many fans had to get into the NFC Championship game disappeared as quickly as it arrived . It showed what analysts in the secondary ticket market had been predicting since Sunday’s game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the San Francisco 49ers was scheduled: It was going to be an extremely hot ticket.

So far, it has lived up to the hype, with the NFC title game currently stacking up as the most expensive conference title game in NFL history. According to industry search engine TicketIQ, the average ticket price reached $2,468 Monday afternoon, with president Jesse Lawrence calling that price “the most expensive conference championship game we’ve ever tracked.” That early figure surpassed the previous high, set last year between the 49ers and Los Angeles Rams, which reached a $1,542 average ticket price.

Secondary inventory for the game was still solidly high as of Tuesday, ranging from 4,000 to 5,000 tickets still available. If it stays that high, it could lead to lower prices – but Ticketmaster’s limited general sale to the public has been snapped up quickly, it’s possible that stock will start to dry up as buyers start to lose patience and snap up what’s available . As of Tuesday afternoon, Lawrence said the peak average price was still strong.

“Right now, prices are holding up,” Lawrence said. “The entry price has dropped a bit, but overall the average is right where it was [Monday].”

Jalen Hurts and his Philadelphia Eagles are in high demand as they prepare to face the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday in the NFC Championship Game. (Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

The ticket price for the game (which represents the cheapest seat in the stadium or standing room only) was nearly $700 before fees late Tuesday night.

The NFC game isn’t the only one either. The AFC Championship game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals had an average single ticket price of $1,218, according to TicketIQ data Monday afternoon. That represented the most expensive average cost per AFC title ever tracked by the outlet and the fourth highest of any conference title game. These numbers do not include playoff games at reduced capacity during the COVID pandemic.

Why the jump? Analysts say there is probably some inflation, like everything else in sales over the past 12 months, but there is also significant demand. StubHub’s head of partnerships, Adam Budelli, said the store has seen huge demand for two-way division tickets, which bodes well for the conference title search.

“Last weekend’s games doubled the sales of [the January 2022] divisional rounds on StubHub, setting the stage for a record-breaking championship weekend in terms of ticket sales,” said Budelli. “Demand for both the AFC and NFC championships is up from last year at this time. While [Bengals quarterback Joe] Burrow and [Chiefs quarterback Patrick] Mahomes is projected to prevail in what is sure to be a memorable rematch [of last year’s AFC title game]the clash between the elite defenses and passionate fan bases of the 49ers and Eagles dominated sales.”

So what does this mean for potential Super Bowl sales? It’s too early to tell, given that the in-game encounter isn’t settled. But the trend of hot sales of divisions and conference championships could lead to another huge price tag for Super Bowl tickets.

“The current one [Super Bowl] the average list price is $9,527, which is extremely high, even for the Super Bowl,” Lawrence said. “Prices probably won’t stay that high, but if they do, it will be the most expensive Super Bowl we’ve tracked.”

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *