Super Bowl 50 is right around the corner and football fans across the globe are eagerly anticipating the showdown between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos. Carolina is led by its star quarterback, Cam Newton, who registered 45 total touchdowns during the regular season. Denver is led by Peyton Manning, an iconic player who may be playing his final game in the NFL. While this may be Manning’s last rodeo, secondary ticket market prices have declined from last week.
According to TiqIQ, the average price for Super Bowl 50 tickets is now $4,840.92 on the secondary market. That marks a slight decrease from earlier this week, when the average ticket price was $4,861.95. The cheapest available ticket is now $3,102, down more than ten percent from last week’s $3,600 get-in price.
With one of the NFL’s most iconic players nearing retirement, fans would expect higher secondary ticket market prices. The notion has not come true, however. By reviewing the betting markets, fans will notice that Carolina is somewhat a heavy favorite and currently sits as a 5.5-point favorite at most sportsbooks. Newton is one of the game’s most dynamic players, so many are expecting a Carolina victory on Sunday. In addition, Manning is clearly a shell of his former shelf from a physical and statistical standpoint. Manning only had one multi-touchdown game at home this season and has been plagued by foot and neck ailments.
Lower ticket prices, however, give more fans an opportunity to attend the Super Bowl. Cheap travel arrangements to San Francisco can be made via Hipmunk.com, a site that offers the best deals on flights and hotels to Super Bowl 50. Fans flying from Charlotte to San Francisco on Friday, February 5 will pay $492 for a one-way ticket. Fans flying from Denver to San Francisco on Friday, February 5 will pay $500 for a one-way ticket. Depending upon the outcome of the game, fans may choose to stay in San Francisco and celebrate for a few extra days. Hotels in San Francisco range from $79 per night to over $500 per night for luxury accommodations. If fans want to be closer to Levi Stadium, staying in Santa Clara may be an option. Hotel prices in Santa Clara on Hipmunk range from $151 to $558 for this weekend, so plenty of accommodations are available.
Regardless of the outcome, fans should cherish watching one of the NFL’s best young quarterbacks competing against one of its most iconic players. This very well may be Manning’s final game, so enjoy all of the ‘Omahas’ and the proverbial chess game at the line of scrimmage.