Report: Jets top NFL in ticket prices; Patriots follow
Wilmette, IL, United States (4E Sports) – The New York Jets may not be winning Super Bowl titles lately but they still top the league in terms of ticket prices.
According to Team Marketing Report’s Fan Cost Index, the Jets have the highest average, non-premium ticket price in the league at $117.94, beating the New England Patriots by 10 cents.
The Jets last won the Super Bowl in 1968 when they defeated the Baltimore Colts. Under coach Rex Ryan, they made it to the AFC Championship Game for two straight years in 2009 and 2010.
The Patriots, who have sold out every game since 1994, have an average ticket price of $117.84.
Aside from the Jets and Patriots, three other teams have non-suite tickets that are selling for more than $100: the New York Giants ($111.69), Chicago Bears ($110.91) and Dallas Cowboys ($110.70).
The teams with the cheapest average tickets are the Cleveland Browns ($54.20), Buffalo Bills ($58.36) and Jacksonville Jaguars ($59.54).
In its annual survey, Team Marketing Report said that the average NFL ticket, purchased from a team, will cost $78.38 this season, up 2.5 percent from last year.
The survey also indicated that the average cost to bring a family to the game and buy four regular tickets (not suite or club), two beers, four hot dogs, parking, program and two adult size hats is $443.93, up 3.9 percent from last year.
TMR disclosed that 10 teams raised ticket prices by at least one percent this year, up from the nine that dared to make increases coming into the lockout last season, with the Chicago Bears having the largest increase at 9.3 percent
The study also said the average cost of a beer at a game is up 15 cents from last year to $7.28.