Would You Pay Over $4,000 for a Super Bowl Ticket? New Survey Finds 43% of Americans Would
- More than 40 percent of Americans would spend $4,000 or more to attend Super Bowl LIII.
- On average, however, Americans are willing to spend only $1,604 to attend the Super Bowl.
- Super Bowl LIII tickets are roughly five to six times the amount Americans spent on sports events last year.
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.
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.
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|
|New England Patriots||14.8%|
|Los Angeles Rams||6.2%|
|Green Bay Packers||5.0%|
|New York Giants||4.3%|
|New Orleans Saints||4.1%|
|Kansas City Chiefs||2.8%|
|San Francisco 49ers||2.6%|
|Los Angeles Chargers||1.3%|
|New York Jets||1.3%|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||0.7%|
|San Francisco 49ers||0.6%|
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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