TAMPA BAY, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers trounced the Green Bay Packers 31-26 Sunday night (sorry, snowbirds), becoming the first NFL team to earn a hometown Super Bowl slot in history.
What You Need To Know
- Ticket prices in the thousands - and tens of thousands - for Super Bowl
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It’s also the first time the Super Bowl will be played under pandemic conditions; less than a third of Raymond James Stadium’s capacity will be filled, and a large chunk of those tickets will be going to the men and women on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19.
Given the pandemic, limited occupancy and reserved seats for the medical professionals who have fought so tirelessly against the coronavirus, tickets for the big game here in Tampa are at a premium. Only 14,500 tickets will be sold, driving the price of attendance to unheard-of levels. Before the Bucs creamed the Packers Sunday afternoon (again, sorry, snowbirds), upper level tickets were going for around $7,000; as of Monday morning, tickets were going for $20,000 on StubHub and $13,000 on NFL Exchange, and VIP box accommodations were up to more than $200,000 via Vivid Seats.
Incorporating some fuzzy math, that means that the average price of a ticket to Super Bowl LV is around $28,500. But even at the rock-bottom price of $7,000, a ticket to the big game is pricey, indeed.
Here are five things Tampa Bay residents can buy for the price of a ticket to this year’s Super Bowl.
500 months of Netflix
All the White Claw