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Oakland Raiders tickets are NFL’s hottest property

Oakland Raiders are the hottest property in the NFL, according to a new TicketIQ report on secondary ticketing prices across the league’s 32 teams.

Raiders tickets are available for $526 (£390/€450) on average for their single remaining home game of the regular season, which is against the ever-popular Dallas Cowboys.

New England Patriots are in second spot at $459, with the Cowboys ($404), Seattle Seahawks ($366) and Atlanta Falcons ($364) making up the top five.

The Raiders have a 6-6 record during 2017, while their 71,571 average gate is at 87 per cent of Oakland Coliseum’s capacity. Their average home game price up to their final game was $346.

However, with plenty to play for ahead of their game against the Cowboys, TicketIQ, in a piece for 24/7 Wall St., said it is no surprise that demand is high.

“They’re in a three-way tie for first in the AFC West, and Raiders fans have only one more chance to see their team this season – and that game is against the Dallas Cowboys,” said TicketIQ.

“Since the Cowboys have a large fanbase across the country, high demand is likely driving up prices for the Raiders’ home finale.”

The Patriots, at $569, have the highest average resale price throughout the 2017 campaign so far, with an average gate of 72,105 filling almost 96 per cent of Gillette Stadium’s seats.

TicketIQ said: “With a playoff berth firmly in hand, ticket prices for the Pats’ remaining games have waned a bit from the average Gillette Stadium price through week 13 of $569, but the electrifying Super Bowl champs still command some of the most expensive tickets in the NFL through season’s end.”

The Cleveland Browns have the lowest average resale price for remaining games at just $87, with Indianapolis Colts also under $100. The Browns’ average price throughout the season is a measly $89.

TicketIQ explained: “It should come as no surprise that the hapless Cleveland Browns have the cheapest tickets in the NFL.

“The Browns haven’t won a game all year and they don’t look like they’re going to turn it around any time soon. Most Cleveland fans are likely having trouble finding a good reason to attend a game, and tickets are unsurprisingly cheap as dirt.”

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