Ticket prices in the NFL can be absurd and the biggest cases of absurdity arrive by way of the New York Jets and the New England Patriots. A recent study of average ticket prices around the league found that the Jets are the worst offenders with non-premium ticket prices averaging $117.94 per seat.
According to the Team Marketing Report’s Fan Cost Index released on Thursday the Jets managed to top the Patriots by 10 cents ($117.84) despite the fact that the Patriots have sold out every single regular season game since 1994.
Ticket prices in large cities often tend to trend on the high end and in this case the prices are steep. In comparing the rest of the league the average cost of a non-premium ticket is $78.38. The average price of bringing a family of four to a game with two beers, four hot dogs, parking, a program and two adult sized hats is $443.93, an annual increase of 3.9 percent.
The only other teams with average ticket prices above $100 are the New York Giants ($111.69), Chicago Bears ($110.91) and Dallas Cowboys ($110.20).
If you happen to be in certain parts of the country you can grab tickets for under $60:
Cleveland Browns ($54.20), Buffalo Bills ($58.36) and Jacksonville Jaguars ($59.54).
The report found that at least 10 teams raised ticket prices by at least one percent for the 2012-2013 season while the Chicago Bears who haven’t won a Super Bowl since 1985 raised prices by 9.3 percent.
For beer lovers the average cost of a beer also increased across the board by 15 cents. A single beer now comes at the ridiculous premium of $7.28.
Are you less likely to attend an NFL game as ticket prices reach towards the $100 pricing structure?