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NFL To Increase Lucas Oil Stadium's Capacity By 5,000 For Super Bowl
Published January 25, 2012
SUPPLY & DEMAND: In Indianapolis, Zak Keefer wrote this year’s Super Bowl venue is “among the five smallest ever, sandwiched amidst XXXVII in San Diego (67,603) and XL in Detroit (68,206).” The smallest Super Bowl ever was “the very first one at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, where 61,946 watched” the Packers defeat the Chiefs (INDYSTAR.com, 1/24). YAHOO SPORTS’ Maggie Hendricks wrote fans interested in buying tickets to the game should “expect to spend at least $2,500 per ticket.” StubHub's tickets “start at $2,450 for individual seats.” Indianapolis-based broker Circle City Tickets had seats “starting at $2,760 in the highest reaches of the stadium.” SeatGeek reports that the average seat “is $3,470, making it the most expensive event they've ever tracked” (SPORTS.YAHOO.com, 1/24).