BOSTON (CBS) — As the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles head to Minneapolis for Super Bowl 52, fans are scrambling to tag along…but it will cost you.
According to SeatGeek.com, 13.6% of their Super Bowl tickets sold so far have been to customers in the Boston area. The only city buying more is Minneapolis, where 14.9% of the tickets have gone.READ MORE: Saugus Man Killed In Crash On I-95 In Newburyport
The company also said tickets for the Super Bowl averaged between $2,000-$3,000 over the years.
That was not the case on the resale market Monday morning. Tickets often started at almost $5,000 for nose-bleed seats.
Looking to be at the 50-yard line or in a private suite? Be prepared to spend an additional $10,000.
Looking at SeatGeek.com’s 825 ticket listings, the average cost of available tickets came to $7,237.
The NFL controls the distribution of tickets. First, the league sets aside a certain percent of the tickets to the participating teams and the host city.READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Is Another Relief Payment Coming Soon?
This year, tickets were reserved to be sold through On Location Experiences and Prime Sport. They offer fans a number of verified travel packages.
Basic ticket and pre-game passes cost around $5,000. Packages that include airfare, transportation to and from the game, and a three-night stay at a nearby hotel could cost as much as $7,575, though the number dipped to $6,635 midday.
If you are looking to create your own travel plans, the price for non-stop flights ranged from $1,100 to $2,000 within hours Monday.
Experts warn that airlines often overbook on purpose and assume there will be cancellations, so be sure to ask for a specific seat number confirmation.
Hotels are using the same strategy, and those closest to the U.S. Bank Stadium were filling up fast. Therefore, make sure you get a confirmation number. Also, do not book a room unless you have a ticket because many hotels are nonrefundable right now.MORE NEWS: UMass Lowell Closed Due To 'Possible Cybersecurity Incident'
As expected, the price of tickets will fluctuate until the big game. SeatGeek.com reports that there is a big price shift when the match-up is established, but the cost falls as the event nears.