Super Bowl luxury suite prices reaching astronomical figures
If you've got a couple of spare dollar bills laying around, you might be in luck -- you only need a million more to see the Super Bowl from the comfort of a luxury suite at MetLife Stadium.
The cold-weather Super Bowl locale has fueled interest in the indoor seating option, and one optimistic seller has listed a full-service, climate-controlled suite for the Feb. 2 Seattle-Denver matchup at $1,019,000 on the secondary ticket market, according to the New York Post. Other sellers' prices passed the $500,000 mark.
Prices for luxury suites at Super Bowl XLVIII are more than double those of suites at previous Super Bowls, and given the weather forecast, the comfort is coming at a premium. Temperatures are predicted to be close to freezing for the 6:30 p.m. kickoff.
"The weather is a big factor," Seatgeek.com spokesman Connor Gregoire said. "It's going to be cold, and being inside comes at a higher price."
Adding to the price inflation is suite availability. MetLife Stadium has 220 suites, which go for about $350,000 for the season, but a number of the rooms were reserved for NFL and Super Bowl decision-makers, who sell them to sponsors or other high rollers for upwards of $400,000.
The cheapest suite price among online sellers Monday was $318,000 for a room in the upper "nosebleed" area.
Regular ticket prices for the game have spiked, too, with the cheapest seat in the stadium going for $2,096 on the secondary market. Face value for those seats is between $800 and $850.