Why Super Bowl tickets are so hard to get

Published: Jan. 16, 2019 at 7:05 PM EST
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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Super Bowl 53 is in early February, and if you’re hoping to get a ticket, don’t hold your breath.

We still don’t know which teams will play in Atlanta, but we do know why it’s so hard to get a ticket.

Super Bowl tickets are known as the hardest tickets to get in sports since it’s the largest invitation-only event in sports. Here’s the breakdown of invites:

  • 35 percent of tickets to the two teams playing in the game for players, staff, and their families
  • 34.8 percent of tickets are equally-divided among the other 29 NFL teams
  • 5 percent of tickets go to the host city team, meaning the Atlanta Falcons will get them this year
  • 25.2 percent of tickets go to the NFL Office

There are usually some promotional tickets given away or sold to celebrities, politicians, and radio station giveaways. Other than that, your best bet is to be a high-end Falcons season ticket holder.

Now that you know why it’s so hard to get a ticket, it probably sounds better to watch it on TV. WTOC will be showing the big game on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m.

Keep in mind, some legitimate Super Bowl tickets will find their way to the secondary market. Two days before Super Bowl 52 in Minneapolis, StubHub said the average resale price on its site for tickets to the game was $5,414.

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