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Without Jets, Super Bowl Ticket Prices Slump

by Phil Sullivan on January 29, 2011

New York Jets fans aren’t the only ones disappointed by the Jets loss to the Steelers in the Championship game.  Ticket scalpers are also feeling the loss in their wallet.  According to CBS New York.com, ticket prices have dropped significantly since the Jets were eliminated.

They do not expect gambling on the Super Bowl to diminish.  Online Sports Betting is alive and well.

“If the Jets were in this game, tickets would be running anywhere from $3,500 to $15,000 per seat compared to where they are now at $2,500 to $10,000,” said James Holzman, president and founder of Ace Ticket. “The Jets were the ultimate because they haven’t been in (the Super Bowl) for 40 years, since the days of Joe Namath.”

Michael Janes, chief executive officer of FanSnap.com, said while they are seeing a record number of searches for Super Bowl seats, average prices have dropped since the playoffs.

“Super Bowl prices started at $5,000 because clearly Chicago (Bears) and the Jets fans were bullish,” he said.

But after both the Bears and Jets were eliminated on Sunday, Janes said, suddenly there were lots of those fans who put their tickets on the market. He’s convinced that prices and hype would have been twice as much had the Bears and Jets made it to the Super Bowl.

Some Jets fans had already purchased tickets knowing that prices would go up if the Jets had advanced.   If you are selling tickets, let us know in our forums.  We would love to hear some first hand accounts on ticket prices.

Phil Sullivan

I started JetNation in 2005 and have been a New York Jets season ticket holder since graduating from high school. My dream is to see the New York Jets win the Super Bowl. Until then, I will be right here on JetNation writing, dreaming and talking NY Jets football.

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