SeatGeek.com, a website that describes itself as “Your Ticket To Every Ticket,” has compiled some intriguing numbers, not published elsewhere, relating to Sunday’s Clink epic between the Seahawks and 49ers. Says SeatGeek: “This game is by far the most in-demand Seahawks home game we’ve ever tracked.”
No surprise there. But GeekSeat provides a lot of information on just how much demand exists for tickets, noting that at an average price of $360 per ticket, the market for the showdown is up 62 percent from the Seahawks’ season average of $222 per ticket. More from SeatGeek:
- Prices for the game are 47 percent higher on average than for the Seahawks’ Monday Night game against the Green Bay Packers last September, when the average seat sold for $245.
- Seahawks vs. 49ers is the most expensive sporting event in state history. The only live event to draw greater demand was this year’s Sasquatch! Festival in George. Four-day passes sold for more than $500 on average.
- As mentioned above, the average price is up 62 percent from the Seahawks’ season average of $222 per ticket. The 49ers have never played a regular-season home game with an average ticket price as high ($360); the 49ers’ 2011 game against the Steelers at Candlestick Park came closest at $310 per ticket.
- Counting all regular-season NFL games since 2010, Seahawks vs. 49ers ranks sixth in average ticket price. No team west of the New Orleans Saints has hosted a game with so high an average ticket price.
- Tickets in the lower level closest to the field are selling for an average of $437 per ticket on the secondary market, and club seats are selling for $663 per ticket. Seats in the middle level can be had at an average of $394 per ticket. It will cost an average of $276 per ticket even for upper-level seats.
SeatGeek reports that the least expensive ticket available is $200 in Section 302, but “We have seen fans pay as much as $1,400 per ticket for club and lower-level tickets.”
For those who can’t score a ticket, Sunday’s 5:30 p.m. game will be televised by NBC.
Fast becoming a rivalry worthy of the Raiders and Broncos from the glory days of the AFC West. I wonder if we still can sell any Ban The Boz t-shirts in SF?