Newly launched marketplace SI Tix, from Sports Illustrated, has noted that recent performances and unbeaten starts for a number of teams in the NFL have inflated ticket prices by significant percentages.
SI Tix has noted that since fans have witnessed surprise wins for the Los Angeles Rams, the Las Vegas Raiders, Arizona Cardinals, Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos, their Super Bowl reservation prices on SI Tix have risen significantly since the beginning of pre-season.
Fans are able to reserve Super Bowl and NFC Championship tickets following the Rams’ unbeaten start to the season despite starting with +1500 odds to win the Super Bowl.
SI Tix has reported that Super Bowl tickets have risen nearly 48% from $960 (£714/€828) to $1,421 since the start of the pre-season.
The NFC Championship game prices have also risen from $431 to $623, which is an increase of 45%.
The Raiders entered the season with +7500 odds to be crowned champions at the Super Bowl, but again with an undefeated start, fans are able to reserve Super Bowl and AFC Championship tickets.
AFC Championship game prices have subsequently risen by 107% from $65 to $135. Prices for the Super Bowl have risen from $182 to $312 – an increase of 71%.
Denver also entered the season the odds stacked against them at +4100 to win the Super Bowl. However, the team has also remained undefeated so far. Prices have risen nearly 114% from $188 to &401 since the start of the pre-season.
The Panthers have turned heads after beginning the season with +9000 odds to win the Super Bowl, but after winning their opening games, fans can now also reserve Super Bowl and AFC Championship tickets. Prices for these tickets have risen 21% from $182 to $220, while NFC Championship game prices have increased by 31% from %70 to $92.
Arizona’s form has improved its +4800 odds to win the Super Bowl and prices for Cardinals’ Super Bowl tickets and NFC Championship Tickets have risen from $182 to $289 and $79 to $189. This is an increase of 119% and 130% respectively.
Sports Illustrated, the iconic Northern American media brand, launched its nominal flat-fee marketplace SI Tix back in June.
The platform already includes major sporting events and concerts from acts such as the Foo Fighters and Lady Gaga.