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.

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 .