Would You Pay Over $4,000 for a Super Bowl Ticket? New Survey Finds 43% of Americans Would

Most Americans are willing to spend thousands to watch the game.

With the 2018-2019 NFL season coming in for its climactic finish, GOBankingRates conducted a survey asking Americans about Super Bowl LIII. Specifically, the survey focused on how much Americans think attending the Super Bowl costs, how much they’d be willing to shell out to go and several other questions.

Find out how much Americans would pay for Super Bowl LIII tickets.

How Much Americans Would Spend to Attend the Super Bowl: $1,604

According to the survey results, Americans tend to shoot low in terms of the what they think Super Bowl tickets cost and how much they’re willing to spend.

Question 1 asked, “On average, how much money do you think a ticket to Super Bowl LIII costs?” The highest percentage of respondents (18.3 percent) said, “$1,000 to $2,000,” whereas slightly fewer (17.3 percent) said, “$500 to $1,000.”

The average ticket price for this year’s Super Bowl is around $3,000 to $4,000, according to 247Sports. Per the survey results, only 9.8 percent correctly answered, “$3,000 to $4,000.”

Question 2 asked, “How much money would spend to attend Super Bowl LIII?” The overall average came out to $1,604, with approximately 43 percent of respondents willing to spend $4,000 or more. On the other hand, 20.9 percent of Americans said they’d be willing to spend less than $1,000 to go to the Super Bowl.

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Americans Spent an Average of $655 on Sporting Events in 2018

The final survey question asked, “In your best estimate, how much money did you spend on sporting events in the last year?” The overall survey average was $655. To put that figure in perspective, the average ticket for Super Bowl LIII is five to six times the amount Americans spent on sports all of last year.

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Which NFL Teams Americans Are Rooting For

The third survey question asked respondents who they want to win Super Bowl LIII. It was close, but the Los Angeles Rams garnered 42.1 percent of responses, the New England Patriots nabbed 34.7 percent and 23.2 percent said, “I don’t care.”

Question 4 moved beyond the Super Bowl, asking Americans which NFL team they rooted for. Responses showed the popularity of Super Bowl contenders such as the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams, but also non-contenders, such as the Dallas Cowboys, so-called “America’s Team.” Following are the breakdown of favorite NFL teams:

NFL Teams Americans Are Rooting For
TeamResponse Rate
New England Patriots14.8%
Dallas Cowboys10.3%
Los Angeles Rams6.2%
Green Bay Packers5.0%
Philadelphia Eagles4.7%
Chicago Bears4.6%
New York Giants4.3%
New Orleans Saints4.1%
Pittsburgh Steelers4.1%
Seattle Seahawks3.2%
Oakland Raiders2.9%
Houston Texans2.8%
Kansas City Chiefs2.8%
San Francisco 49ers2.6%
Denver Broncos2.5%
Washington Redskins2.4%
Detroit Lions2.3%
Miami Dolphins2.3%
Atlanta Falcons2.2%
Indianapolis Colts2.0%
Cleveland Browns1.7%
Carolina Panthers1.5%
Arizona Cardinals1.3%
Cincinnati Bengals1.3%
Los Angeles Chargers1.3%
New York Jets1.3%
Baltimore Ravens1.2%
Minnesota Vikings1.2%
Tennessee Titans1.0%
Tampa Bay Buccaneers0.7%
Buffalo Bills0.6%
San Francisco 49ers0.6%
Jacksonville Jaguars0.4%

One of the more interesting findings emerges when looking at responses by age. Around 10 percent of respondents said the Cowboys were their favorite team, and the team’s popularity increases with respondents’ age: 13 percent of 35-to-44-year-olds, 15.8 percent of 45-to-54-year-olds and 13.1 percent of 55-to-64-year-olds favored the Cowboys most.

Keep reading to see the average ticket prices for every NFL team, ranked.

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About the Author

Andrew DePietro is a finance writer with years of experience covering topics such as taxation, Social Security, entrepreneurship, investing, real estate and housing markets. His work has appeared on MSN, Yahoo Finance, Fortune, Forbes, CBS and U.S. News. Before writing for GOBankingRates, Andrew worked as a research assistant and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in History.