The Average Cost of Super Bowl Tickets From 1967 Through TodaySee how the cost of Super Bowl tickets rose over the years.

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What would you do to see your favorite team win Super Bowl LI? Some Americans would give up their vacation days or even all of their savings just for a win, found a GOBankingRates survey on the big game.

If you want to witness Super Bowl 51 in person, though, you could pay well over $1,000. That’s the price through the secondary market. Believe it or not, Super Bowl tickets weren’t always so expensive.

Here’s a look at the price of a Super Bowl ticket from 1967 to today. Find out how much it will cost to see your NFL team play.

1967: Super Bowl I

  • Average ticket price (face value): $12
  • Inflation adjusted price: $85.05
  • What teams played: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Green Bay Packers
  • Location: LA Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles
  • Score: Chiefs – 10 vs. Packers – 35

The first Super Bowl took place on Jan. 15, 1967, pitting the NFL champion Green Bay Packers against the American Football League (AFL) champion Kansas City Chiefs. Hall of Fame head coach Vince Lombardi led the Packers to victory in the first Super Bowl. Players on both teams earned some huge dough for the game: The Chiefs collected $7,500 per man, and the Packers collected $15,000 each, which was the largest single-game shares in the history of team sports, according to NFL.com.

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1968: Super Bowl II

  • Average ticket price (face value): $12
  • Inflation adjusted price: $81.63
  • What teams played: Green Bay Packers vs. Oakland Raiders
  • Location: Orange Bowl, Miami
  • Score: Packers – 33 vs. Raiders – 14

The Green Bay Packers returned to the championship in the 1968 Super Bowl, held on Jan. 14. The AFL champion Oakland Raiders faced off against MVP quarterback Bart Starr, who led the Packers to their second Super Bowl win while becoming the first team to win back-to-back Super Bowls.

1969: Super Bowl III

  • Average ticket price (face value): $15
  • Inflation adjusted price: $96.76
  • What teams played: New York Jets vs. Baltimore Colts
  • Location: Orange Bowl, Miami
  • Score: Jets – 16 vs. Colts – 7

Most football fans know the name Joe Namath. On Jan. 12, 1969, Namath led the New York Jets to their first Super Bowl victory after famously promising a win before the game.

1970: Super Bowl IV

  • Average ticket price (face value): $15
  • Inflation adjusted price: $91.52
  • What teams played: Minnesota Vikings vs. Kansas City Chiefs
  • Location: Tulane Stadium, New Orleans
  • Score: Vikings – 7 vs. Chiefs – 23

On Jan. 11, 1970, New Orleans hosted the Super Bowl for the first time when the Kansas City Chiefs and Minnesota Vikings faced off in the Super Bowl. More than 80,000 people watched the 12-point favorites, the Vikings, get taken down by Chiefs quarterback Len Dawson and the NFL’s No. 1 rated defense.

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1971: Super Bowl V

  • Average ticket price (face value): $15
  • Inflation adjusted price: $87.68
  • What teams played: Baltimore Colts vs. Dallas Cowboys
  • Location: Orange Bowl, Miami
  • Score: Colts – 16 vs. Cowboys – 13

The Baltimore Colts and Dallas Cowboys met in the 1971 Super Bowl on Jan. 17. In a nail biter, kicker Jim O’Brien made a pivotal field goal in the final five seconds of the game, lifting the Colts to victory by just three points.

1972: Super Bowl VI

  • Average ticket price (face value): $15
  • Inflation adjusted price: $84.95
  • What teams played: Dallas Cowboys vs. Miami Dolphins
  • Location: Tulane Stadium, New Orleans
  • Score: Cowboys – 24 vs. Dolphins – 3

The Cowboys finally emerged as Super Bowl champions when, on Jan. 16, 1972, coach Tom Landry led them to victory against the Dolphins. The Cowboys defense kept the Dolphins to just three points, while quarterback Roger Staubach — one of the richest NFL Hall of Famers — completed 12 of 19 passes, including two touchdowns, the last of which was to Mike Ditka, later famously head coach of the Chicago Bears in the 1980s.

1973: Super Bowl VII

  • Average ticket price (face value): $15
  • Inflation adjusted price: $79.98
  • What teams played: Miami Dolphins vs. Washington Redskins
  • Location: LA Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles
  • Score: Dolphins – 14 vs. Redskins – 7

From Super Bowl losers to 1973 Super Bowl winners, the Miami Dolphins limited the Redskins to just one touchdown — a recovered fumble — in this low-scoring match-up on Jan. 14, 1973.

But the Super Bowl win might have been lesser news to the 1972-1973 Miami Dolphins. During the regular season, the Dolphins completed the NFL’s first perfect season, finishing 14-0. This feat wouldn’t be accomplished again until 2007-2008, when the New England Patriots finished 16-0 in the regular season, but fell in the Super Bowl.

1974: Super Bowl VIII

  • Average ticket price (face value): $15
  • Inflation adjusted price: $72.03
  • What teams played: Minnesota Vikings vs. Miami Dolphins
  • Location: Rice Stadium, Houston
  • Score: Vikings – 7 vs. Dolphins – 24

The Dolphins won their first back-to-back Super Bowl on Jan. 13, 1974, against the NFC Central Division winners, the Minnesota Vikings. Larry Csonka rushed for two touchdowns and received the Super Bowl MVP.

1975: Super Bowl IX

  • Average ticket price (face value): $20
  • Inflation adjusted price: $88.01
  • What teams played: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Minnesota Vikings
  • Location: Tulane Stadium, New Orleans
  • Score: Steelers – 16 vs. Vikings – 6

By the 1975 Super Bowl, the Vikings had lost two Super Bowls and were looking to break their losing streak. Instead, the Vikings returned to the big game on Jan. 12, 1975, only to fall to the Pittsburgh Steelers, led by quarterback, and later NFL commentator, Terry Bradshaw.

1976: Super Bowl X

  • Average ticket price (face value): $20
  • Inflation adjusted price: $83.21
  • What teams played: Dallas Cowboys vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Location: Orange Bowl, Miami
  • Score: Cowboys – 17 vs. Steelers – 21

Played on Jan. 18, 1976, the year of America’s 200th anniversary, the 1976 Super Bowl pitted the Steelers against the Cowboys. In a close game, Bradshaw and the Steelers’ defense managed to carry the team to victory, managing to prevent a late Cowboys attempt at a comeback.

1977: Super Bowl XI

  • Average ticket price (face value): $20
  • Inflation adjusted price: $78.13
  • What teams played: Oakland Raiders vs. Minnesota Vikings
  • Location: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Calif.
  • Score: Raiders – 32 vs. Vikings – 14

The Raiders won their first NFL championship on Jan. 9, 1977,  after losing only one game the entire regular season. According to NFL.com, 81 million television viewers tuned into the game, which was the largest audience ever to watch a sporting event up until that point.

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1978: Super Bowl XII

  • Average ticket price (face value): $30
  • Inflation adjusted price: $108.93
  • What teams played: Dallas Cowboys vs. Denver Broncos
  • Location: Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans
  • Score: Cowboys – 27 vs. Broncos – 10

It’s funny to think the Cowboys had earned a reputation for being unable to win the final game of the season. But quarterback Roger Staubach said that’s exactly what happened with the Cowboys in the 1970s, even after they had already won a Super Bowl. On Jan. 15, 1978, the Cowboys defeated the Broncos, with help from kicker Efren Herrera’s multiple field goals.

1979: Super Bowl XIII

  • Average ticket price (face value): $30
  • Inflation adjusted price: $97.82
  • What teams played: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Dallas Cowboys
  • Location: Orange Bowl, Miami
  • Score: Steelers – 35 vs. Cowboys – 31

Terry Bradshaw and the Steelers clashed with quarterback Roger Staubach and the Cowboys in this high-scoring Super Bowl, held on Jan. 21, 1979. In this rematch of the 1976 Super Bowl, the Cowboys and Steelers once again played a close game, until the Steelers pulled away up 35-17. However, the Cowboys narrowed the gap before falling to the Steelers.

1980: Super Bowl XIV

  • Average ticket price (face value): $30
  • Inflation adjusted price: $86.19
  • What teams played: Los Angeles Rams vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Location: Rose Bowl, Pasadena
  • Score: Rams – 19 vs. Steelers – 31

Terry Bradshaw managed to overcome three interceptions to lead Pittsburgh to its fourth Super Bowl victory. The win was also the second time the Steelers won back-to-back Super Bowls.

1981: Super Bowl XV

  • Average ticket price (face value): $40
  • Inflation adjusted price: $104.17
  • What teams played: Oakland Raiders vs. Philadelphia Eagles
  • Location: Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans
  • Score: Raiders – 27 vs. Eagles – 10

The 1981 Super Bowl marked the first time the Philadelphia Eagles reached the Super Bowl. It also marked the first time a wild-card team, the Oakland Raiders in this case, won the Super Bowl.

1982: Super Bowl XVI

  • Average ticket price (face value): $40
  • Inflation adjusted price: $98.13
  • What teams played: San Francisco 49ers vs. Cincinnati Bengals
  • Location: Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac, Mich.
  • Score: 49ers – 26 vs. Bengals – 21

Coach Bill Walsh turned the team around, from losers to winners of the 1982 Super Bowl on Jan. 24. Led by quarterback Joe Montana and cornerback Ronnie Lott, the 49ers managed to hold off a late Bengals comeback to win their first Super Bowl.

1983: Super Bowl XVII

  • Average ticket price (face value): $40
  • Inflation adjusted price: $95.07
  • What teams played: Miami Dolphins vs. Washington Redskins
  • Location: Rose Bowl, Pasadena
  • Score: Dolphins – 17 vs. Redskins – 27

The Miami Dolphins had the lead at halftime in the 1983 Super Bowl, but the Washington Redskins would not be contained. The Redskins put up a Super Bowl-record 276 rushing yards and 124 passing yards, which combined was the second-best total yards in a Super Bowl since the Raiders in Super Bowl XI.

1984: Super Bowl XVIII

  • Average ticket price (face value): $60
  • Inflation adjusted price: $136.71
  • What teams played: Washington Redskins vs. Los Angeles Raiders
  • Location: Tampa Stadium, Tampa, Fla.
  • Score: Redskins – 9 vs. Raiders – 38

The 1984 Super Bowl kicked off Jan. 22. The Washington Redskins finished first in the NFC East, with a 14-2 record, and faced the Oakland Raiders, who finished first in the AFC West with a 12-4 record. Early in the game, Raiders player Derrick Jensen blocked a Washington punt and recovered it in the end zone, scoring the Raiders their first touchdown of the game.

1985: Super Bowl XIX

  • Average ticket price (face value): $60
  • Inflation adjusted price: $132.01
  • What teams played: San Francisco 49ers vs. Miami Dolphins
  • Location: Stanford Stadium, Palo Alto, Calif.
  • Score: 49ers – 38 vs. Dolphins – 16

Once considered losers, the 49ers scored their second Super Bowl win on Jan. 20, 1985, against quarterback Dan Marino and the Miami Dolphins. Each 49ers player received $36,000 for winning, according to Athlon Sports & Life.

1986: Super Bowl XX

  • Average ticket price (face value): $75
  • Inflation adjusted price: $162
  • What teams played: Chicago Bears vs. New England Patriots
  • Location: Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans
  • Score: Bears – 46 vs. Patriots – 10

Coach Mike Ditka led the Chicago Bears to a 15-1 record before trouncing the Patriots in the 1986 Super Bowl. Each Bears player raked in $36,000, while Patriots players got half that amount.

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1987: Super Bowl XXI

  • Average ticket price (face value): $75
  • Inflation adjusted price: $156.30
  • What teams played: Denver Broncos vs. New York Giants
  • Location: Rose Bowl, Pasadena
  • Score: Broncos – 20 vs. Giants – 39

Quarterback Phil Simms went up against quarterback John Elway and the Denver Broncos in the 1987 Super BowI, which took place on Jan. 25, 1987. Under head coach Bill Parcells the Giants finished the regular season 14-0, capturing first place in the NFC East. Their victory over the Broncos secured the Giants their first Super Bowl title.

1988: Super Bowl XXII

  • Average ticket price (face value): $100
  • Inflation adjusted price: $200.11
  • What teams played: Washington Redskins vs. Denver Broncos
  • Location: Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego
  • Score: Redskins – 42 vs. Broncos – 10

On Jan. 31, 1988, the Denver Broncos hoped to make up for their loss to the Giants the year before. On the Broncos’ first possession of the game, John Elway connected with Ricky Nattiel for a 56-yard touchdown. With the Broncos up 10 to nothing after the first quarter, it seemed like the Broncos’ fortune in the Super Bowl had changed.

But the Redskins didn’t let that happen. After Rich Karlis kicked a field goal for the Broncos at the end of the first quarter, the Redskins dominated, shutting out the Broncos for the rest of the game in a 30-plus point victory.

1989: Super Bowl XXIII

  • Average ticket price (face value): $100
  • Inflation adjusted price: $190.92
  • What teams played: Cincinnati Bengals vs. San Francisco
  • Location: Joe Robbie Stadium, Miami
  • Score: Bengals – 16 vs. 49ers – 20

On Jan. 22, 1989, the 49ers and Bengals faced each other in a rematch of the 1982 Super Bowl. The two teams slugged it out in a low-scoring first half, posting a combined six points. Down 16-13 late in the game, the 49ers marched down the field until quarterback Joe Montana connected with John Taylor for a touchdown, sealing San Francisco’s 20-16 victory.

1990: Super Bowl XXIV

  • Average ticket price (face value): $125
  • Inflation adjusted price: $226.41
  • What teams played: San Francisco 49ers vs. Denver Broncos
  • Location: Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans
  • Score: 49ers – 55 vs. Broncos – 10

Once again, the Broncos were humiliated in the Super Bowl and held to just 10 points, not unlike the 1988 Super Bowl. 49ers head coach Bill Walsh had retired by the 1989 season, so it was George Seifert who led the team to a 14-2 season before crushing Elway and the Broncos in the Louisiana Superdome on Jan. 28, 1990. Quarterback Joe Montana connected with Jerry Rice for three touchdowns. Brent Jones, Tom Rathman, John Taylor and Roger Craig also scored touchdowns, adding to the beat-down.

1991: Super Bowl XXV

  • Average ticket price (face value): $150
  • Inflation adjusted price: $260.72
  • What teams played: Buffalo Bills vs. New York Giants
  • Location: Tampa Stadium, Tampa
  • Score: Bills – 19 vs. Giants – 20

The high-powered Buffalo Bills offense — which contributed to the team’s 95 points in the two playoff games leading up to the championship — could not beat the New York Giants’ strategy of controlling the ball while running out the clock.

In the end, kicker Matt Bahr put the Giants up 20-19, though the Bills responded in kind. Marching down the field, the Bills set kicker Scott Norwood up for a 47-yard field goal. In a notorious episode of NFL history, Norwood’s potentially game-winning field goal flew wide right, handing victory over to the Giants.

1992: Super Bowl XXVI

  • Average ticket price (face value): $150
  • Inflation adjusted price: $253.10
  • What teams played: Washington Redskins vs. Buffalo Bills
  • Location: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, Minneapolis
  • Score: Redskins – 37 vs. Bills – 24

After the heartbreaking loss the year before, the Bills returned to avenge their defeat. Instead, the Bills faced the Washington Redskins, who finished the season 14-2. The Redskins dominated the first half with 17 unanswered points, but the Bills responded with 24 points of their own. In the end, the Bills fell to the Redskins and earned dubious recognition for back-to-back Super Bowl losses.

1993: Super Bowl XXVII

  • Average ticket price (face value): $175
  • Inflation adjusted price: $286.70
  • What teams played: Buffalo Bills vs. Dallas Cowboys
  • Location: Rose Bowl, Pasadena
  • Score: Bills – 17 vs. Cowboys – 52

Third time’s the charm, right? Not for the Buffalo Bills in the 1993 Super Bowl. Quarterback Troy Aikman and running back Emmitt Smith starred in an offensive blow-out, leaving the Bills with three-straight Super Bowl losses.

1994: Super Bowl XXVIII

  • Average ticket price (face value): $175
  • Inflation adjusted price: $279.55
  • What teams played: Dallas Cowboys vs. Buffalo Bills
  • Location: Georgia Dome, Atlanta
  • Score: Cowboys – 30 vs. Bills – 13

The Bills returned for their fourth consecutive Super Bowl on Jan. 30, 1994. Once again they faced the Cowboys, led by quarterback Troy Aikman. Emmitt Smith came up big, rushing for 132 yards as well as two touchdowns in the second half, which combined with a touchdown from a returned-fumble and a field goal, gave the Cowboys back-to-back Super Bowl wins.

1995: Super Bowl XXIX

  • Average ticket price (face value): $200
  • Inflation adjusted price: $310.68
  • What teams played: San Diego Chargers vs. San Francisco 49ers
  • Location: Joe Robbie Stadium, Miami Gardens, Fla.
  • Score: Chargers – 26 vs. 49ers – 49

Two West Coast teams clashed in the 1995 Super Bowl. Though high-scoring, the game ended up fairly lopsided as the 49ers scored 14 points in three consecutive quarters.

1996: Super Bowl XXX

  • Average ticket price (face value): $275
  • Inflation adjusted price: $414.93
  • What teams played: Dallas Cowboys vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Location: Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, Ariz.
  • Score: Cowboys – 27 vs. Steelers – 17

On Jan. 28, 1996, the Cowboys jumped out to an early lead, up 20-7 by the end of the third quarter. Then in the fourth, the Steelers staged a rally, coming within three points of Dallas before Emmitt Smith shut them down with a 4-yard rush to make the final score 27-17.

1997: Super Bowl XXXI

  • Average ticket price (face value): $275
  • Inflation adjusted price: $405.62
  • What teams played: New England Patriots vs. Green Bay Packers
  • Location: Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans
  • Score: Patriots – 21 vs. Packers – 35

Quarterback Brett Favre took the Green Bay Packers to their first Super Bowl since the 1960s, beating the underdog New England Patriots on Jan. 26, 1997.

1998: Super Bowl XXXII

  • Average ticket price (face value): $275
  • Inflation adjusted price: $399.40
  • What teams played: Green Bay Packers vs. Denver Broncos
  • Location: Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego
  • Score: Packers – 24 vs. Broncos – 31

Terrell Davis, who played football at the University of Georgia, tore up the field in the 1998 Super Bowl on Jan. 25. Davis rushed for more than 150 yards, scoring a record-setting three touchdowns in the Super Bowl, helping the Broncos overcome the defending champion Green Bay Packers.

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1999: Super Bowl XXXIII

  • Average ticket price (face value): $325
  • Inflation adjusted price: $461.82
  • What teams played: Denver Broncos vs. Atlanta Falcons
  • Location: Pro Player Stadium, Miami Gardens
  • Score: Broncos – 34 vs. Falcons – 19

John Elway led the Broncos to their second Super Bowl victory on Jan. 31, 1999. The Broncos victory over the Atlanta Falcons marked the first AFC team to win consecutive Super Bowls since the Steelers accomplished the feat in the 1979 and 1980 Super Bowls.

2000: Super Bowl XXXIV

  • Average ticket price (face value): $325
  • Inflation adjusted price: $446.80
  • What teams played: St. Louis Rams vs. Tennessee Titans
  • Location: Georgia Dome, Atlanta
  • Score: Rams – 23 vs. Titans – 16

The 2000 Super Bowl saw some of the most expensive Super Bowl commercials at the time. In a tight game played out on Jan. 30, 2000, the St. Louis Rams beat the newly relocated Tennessee Titans, preventing a second-half comeback that climaxed with Mike Jones’ tackle of Titans wide receiver Kevin Dyson at the one-yard line.

2001: Super Bowl XXXV

  • Average ticket price (face value): $325
  • Inflation adjusted price: $434.44
  • What teams played: Baltimore Ravens vs. New York Giants
  • Location: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa
  • Score: Ravens – 34 vs. Giants – 7

The Baltimore Ravens scored their first Super Bowl championship, having relocated from Cleveland to their new home in Maryland. Quarterback Trent Dilfer led the offense, while Ray Lewis was the star of the Ravens defense, earning the title of Super Bowl MVP.

2002: Super Bowl XXXVI

  • Average ticket price (face value): $400
  • Inflation adjusted price: $526.37
  • What teams played: St. Louis Rams vs. New England Patriots
  • Location: Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans
  • Score: Rams – 17 vs. Patriots – 20

A thriller for more than one reason, the 2002 Super Bowl pitted the 14-2 St. Louis Rams against the 11-5 New England Patriots. Tom Brady, now one of the highest-paid quarterbacks in the NFL, led the Patriots to an exciting upset that was decided by Adam Vinatieri’s field goal with seconds remaining.

2003: Super Bowl XXXVII

  • Average ticket price (face value): $450
  • Inflation adjusted price: $578.97
  • What teams played: Oakland Raiders vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Location: Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego
  • Score: Raiders – 21 vs. Buccaneers – 48

The NFL’s best offense went up against the best defense in the 2003 Super Bowl. Instead of a balanced match-up, the Buccaneers crushed the Raiders at the Super Bowl on Jan. 26, 2003.

2004: Super Bowl XXXVIII

  • Average ticket price (face value): $500
  • Inflation adjusted price: $626.62
  • What teams played: Carolina Panthers vs. New England Patriots
  • Location: Reliant Stadium, Houston
  • Score: Panthers – 29 vs. Patriots – 32

The New England Patriots returned to the Super Bowl in 2004, and faced the underdog Carolina Panthers in a thrilling game. In fact, sports analysts, such as Peter King, said it was one of the best Super Bowls ever.

2005: Super Bowl XXXIX

  • Average ticket price (face value): $550
  • Inflation adjusted price: $666.69
  • What teams played: New England Patriots vs. Philadelphia Eagles
  • Location: Alltel Stadium, Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Score: Patriots – 24 vs. Eagles – 21

The New England Patriots not only returned for the 2005 Super Bowl — they won, racking up three Super Bowl victories in four years. They also won all three of those games by just three points.

2006: Super Bowl XL

  • Average ticket price (face value): $650
  • Inflation adjusted price: $763.29
  • What teams played: Seattle Seahawks vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Location: Ford Field, Detroit
  • Score: Seahawks – 10 vs. Steelers – 21

The Pittsburgh Steelers had a much better season the year before, when they finished the regular season 15-1. Prior to the 2006 Super Bowl, the Steelers ended the regular season with a record of 11-5. Despite this, the Steelers defeated the 13-3 Seattle Seahawks.

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2007: Super Bowl XLI

  • Average ticket price (face value): $650
  • Inflation adjusted price: $742.15
  • What teams played: Indianapolis Colts vs. Chicago Bears
  • Location: Dolphin Stadium, Miami Gardens
  • Score: Colts – 29 vs. Bears – 17

Peyton Manning finally got his Super Bowl ring in 2007 when he led the Colts to victory over the Chicago Bears on Feb. 4, 2007.

2008: Super Bowl XLII

  • Average ticket price (face value): $800
  • Inflation adjusted price: $879.64
  • What teams played: New York Giants vs. New England Patriots
  • Location: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz.
  • Score: Giants – 17 vs. Patriots – 14

Held on Feb. 3, the 2008 Super Bowl saw the undefeated New England Patriots fall to the New York Giants in a riveting game that included the “helmet catch” by Giants wide receiver David Tyree.

2009: Super Bowl XLIII

  • Average ticket price (face value): $800
  • Inflation adjusted price: $882.78
  • What teams played: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Arizona Cardinals
  • Location: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa
  • Score: Steelers – 27 vs. Cardinals – 23

The 2009 Super Bowl was another exciting game between two tough teams. Pittsburgh led Arizona throughout the game, but the Cardinals staged a nail-biting comeback in the fourth quarter, scoring 16 points before falling 27-23.

2010: Super Bowl XLIV

  • Average ticket price (face value): $900
  • Inflation adjusted price: $977.10
  • What teams played: New Orleans Saints vs. Indianapolis Colts
  • Location: Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens
  • Score: Saints – 31 vs. Colts – 17

The Indianapolis Colts were favored to win in the 2010 Super Bowl, but the New Orleans Saints surprised everyone after halftime. The Colts were set to receive the ball for the second half, expecting a standard kick-off from their opponents. Instead, the Saints ran their “Ambush” play, carrying out an onside kick and successfully recovering the football. From there, the momentum of the whole game turned as the Saints went on to win by more than 10 points.

2011: Super Bowl XLV

  • Average ticket price (face value): $900
  • Inflation adjusted price: $947.20
  • What teams played: Green Bay Packers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Location: Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas
  • Score: Packers – 31 vs. Steelers – 25

Aaron Rodgers, one of the wealthiest NFL quarterbacks and eventual Super Bowl MVP, completed 24 of 39 passes for a total of 304 yards and three touchdowns, taking down the Steelers.

2012: Super Bowl XLVI

  • Average ticket price (face value): $900
  • Inflation adjusted price: $928
  • What teams played: New York Giants vs. New England Patriots
  • Location: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis
  • Score: Giants – 21 vs. Patriots – 17

The underdog New York Giants took on the New England Patriots in a rematch of the 2008 Super Bowl on Feb. 5, 2012. In a hard-fought battle, the Giants won their fourth Super Bowl title, thanks in part to Ahmad Bradshaw’s last-minute touchdown run.

2013: Super Bowl XLVII

  • Average ticket price (face value): $1,050
  • Inflation adjusted price: $1,067.03
  • What teams played: Baltimore Ravens vs. San Francisco 49ers
  • Location: Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans
  • Score: Ravens – 34 vs. 49ers – 31

The Baltimore Ravens, led by Joe Flacco — one of the highest-paid players on the worst NFL teams this season — defeated Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers in a thrilling game, held on Feb. 3, 2013. Las Vegas oddsmakers predicted the 49ers to win 21-14, and bets on the game exceeded $90 million, according to Bleacher Report.

2014: Super Bowl XLVIII

  • Average ticket price (face value): $1,250
  • Inflation adjusted price: N/A
  • What teams played: Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos
  • Location: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.
  • Score: Seahawks – 43 vs. Broncos – 8

The No. 1 defense in the league, the Seahawks, went up against the No. 1 offense, the Broncos, on Feb. 2, 2014. The 2014 Super Bowl turned out to be similar to the 2003 Super Bowl, when the Buccaneers’ No. 1 defense crushed the Raiders’ No. 1 offense. The Seahawks overran the Broncos.

2015: Super Bowl XLIX

  • Average ticket price (face value): $1,350
  • Inflation adjusted price: N/A
  • What teams played: New England Patriots vs. Seattle Seahawks
  • Location: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz.
  • Score: Patriots – 28 vs. Seahawks – 24

The 2015 Super Bowl featured a high-powered match-up between the No. 1 team in the NFC, the Seahawks, and the No. 1 team in the AFC, the Patriots. In a close game, the Seahawks found themselves down 24-28 with little time left. Quarterback Russell Wilson took the Seahawks down to the Patriots’ one-yard line before making a pass that the Patriots intercepted, handing them the win. The impressive end to the 2015 Super Bowl made the steep cost to attend well worth it.

2016: Super Bowl 50

  • Average ticket price (face value): $1,325
  • Inflation adjusted price: N/A
  • What teams played: Carolina Panthers vs. Denver Broncos
  • Location: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif.
  • Score: Panthers – 10 vs. Broncos – 24

The NFL’s No. 1 ranked defense, the Denver Broncos, contained quarterback Cam Newton and the 15-1 Carolina Panthers on Feb. 7, 2016. Quarterback Peyton Manning, one of the richest NFL MVPs of all time, went out on the best note, winning his final NFL game — Super Bowl 50 — before announcing his retirement.

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Methodology: For Super Bowls from 1967 through 2014, average Super Bowl ticket prices were based on face values of tickets bought directly from the NFL, sourced from Graphiq. For the 2015 Super Bowl and 2016 Super Bowl, the average face value ticket prices were calculated by: 1) averaging the range of ticket prices, $800 to $1,900, for the 2015 Super Bowl, sourced from Fortune; 2) averaging the range of ticket prices, $850 to $1,800, for the 2016 Super Bowl, sourced from CNNMoney.