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SBD/January 29, 2013/Events and Attractions
New Orleans Hopes To Bid For '18 Super Bowl To Celebrate City's 300th Anniversary
Published January 29, 2013
THAT’S THE TICKET: In New Orleans, Richard Thompson reported ticket prices on the secondary market for Super Bowl XLVII as of last night “are showing some signs of downward movement compared to last week.” TiqIQ data showed that by midday Monday, the cheapest ticket “was going for $1,769 for a seat in the corner end zone.” TiqIQ Senior Dir of Data & Communications Chris Matcovich said that the figure is “down from the $1,877 being asked for the cheapest ticket last Tuesday, also for a seat in the end zone.” He added that he is “expecting prices to drop further.” Matcovich: "I could see tickets this weekend or later this week being anywhere from $1,000 to $1,500" (NOLA.com, 1/28).
STEAL OF A DEAL: In Baton Rouge, Michelle Millhollon in a front-page piece reports the Saints “sent legislators an email this month offering them the opportunity to buy two tickets each” for Super Bowl XLVII. It is “unclear how many legislators bought tickets through the Saints ticket office.” The $850 ticket is "far cheaper than the $3,195.14 average ticket price” as reported by TiqIQ. The Saints “allowed legislators to buy the tickets at face value, which ranges from $850 to $1,250.” StubHub listed “$1,800 a ticket for similar seats” (Baton Rouge ADVOCATE, 1/29).