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Demand for Super Bowl tickets rising with temperature forecast

Denver Broncos´ Peyton Manning answers questions during media day for the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Denver Broncos' Peyton Manning answers questions during media day for the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Super Bowl ticket inventory began to shrink on the secondary market once meteorologists said there would be mild weather for game day, according to resale ticket market aggregator SeatGeek.

The forecast for Sunday in East Rutherford, N.J., is for a high temperature of 40 degrees with no precipitation, according to the National Weather Service. If that's accurate, the matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos would be spared the well-below-normal temperatures that have gripped the New York area this month.

After reaching a low of $2,002 over the weekend, the average daily price paid for a Super Bowl ticket has climbed to $2,282, according to New York-based SeatGeek. The average resale list price is $3,022, according to ticket market aggregator TiqIQ.

"It seems clear that ticket buyers were waiting on the sideline until a reliable weather forecast was released for Super Bowl Sunday," Will Flaherty, a spokesman for SeatGeek, said in an e-mail. "Now that it looks like Sunday night's weather will be great for football, folks have taken advantage of the dramatic 40 percent price drop we saw over the weekend and snapped up many of the great deals out there."

With the face value of Super Bowl tickets ranging from $500 to $2,600, about 30 percent more were sold over the last 48 hours than the two days immediately following the conference championships. There are now 16,500 unique seats listed on secondary-market sites, according to SeatGeek.

 

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