Super Bowl 50 Tickets Hold Record for Most Expensive Tickets in Sports History

As the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl approaches, the ticket prices for highly-coveted seats have set a record. The ticket prices are the highest in sports history, even beating out last year’s former record-setter, the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight.

Super Bowl 50 Tickets Hold Record for Most Expensive Tickets in Sports History

The current average price for tickets for Super Bowl 50, according to ticket tracking site SeatGeek, is $4,841.

That number significantly tops last year’s ticket prices, which had also set a record for most expensive average prices.

Much of the tickets are being purchased by local buyers, said WTAE.com, and a possible reason behind the high price could be because of wealthy local buyers in the Silicon Valley area.

“… this year a third of the tickets have been sold to California residents, according to TiqIQ, while Colorado residents have bought 28% of them and North Carolina fans bought 16%,” WTAE.com said.

If you want a seat in the nosebleeds, you won’t have to drop over four grand to make it happen, but you should be prepared to drop at least a couple.

The cheapest ticket available is approaching nearly $3,000; This is a hefty increase from the $850 face value .