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Super Bowl Ticket Prices Climb Above $5,000 For Worst Seats

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 29 / 15

Multiple tickets brokers said that they are "having issues filling pre-sold orders" for Super Bowl XLIX due to "tight inventory and 'worst seat available' prices that have pushed as high as $5,700 per ticket." As of yesterday afternoon, the cheapest seats in Univ. of Phoenix Stadium were "going for ...

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