• 2012 Super Bowl Ticket Details and Tips

    Jan 30, 2012 2:01 PM by Sean

    Super Week is here and the sports world is now converging on the midwestern metropolis of Indianapolis, Indiana - the site of Super Bowl XLVI. The New York Giants and New England Patriots will come to blows at Lucas Oil Stadium this Sunday in a rematch of Super Bowl XLII. More than 70,000 fans will have the pleasure of watching Tom Brady and the Pats attempt to exact revenge on Eli Manning and his surging Giants inside the home of the Indianapolis Colts. As the NFC and AFC Champions prepare to battle for the Lombardi Trophy, fans all over the country are making last-second plans to take in the greatest spectacle in American sports. 

    In recent days, prices on Super Bowl tickets have dropped as the game draws near. Currently, the cheapest ticket retailing on our website is priced at right around $2,125. Fans booking their seats in Indy this week will likely be paying less than Packers and Steelers fans paid last year. Super Bowl tickets last year at this time were retailing at an average price of $3,467 per ticket on VividSeats.com, where this year the average price per ticket is $3,088. A number of contributing factors may be affecting ticket sales, including the differences in club seating between Lucas Oil Stadium and Cowboys Stadium, climate, and the availability of standing room only sections.

    Orbitz.com recently reported that a significantly higher number of fans will be traveling to Indianapolis from New York than New England this week. The travel website projects that Giants fans may outnumber Patriots fans 2 to 1 in the Hoosier State during the Super Bowl. While travel expenses and ticket prices may be keeping some fans away, there are a few options ticket buyers can employ to cut costs in Indy. From sleeping on the floor in a downtown office to staying in a cheaper hotel an hour outside of the city, fans will be going to great lengths to save on Super Bowl accommodations.

    Regardless of which team emerges from Super Bowl XLVI victorious, this week will be remembered as a testament to the city of Indianapolis. Having previously hosted the NCAA Tournament's Final Four and the Big Ten Championship in recent years, Indiana's state capital will put on its biggest sporting event to date this weekend. Featuring a conveniently laid out downtown and a bevy of hotels and restaurants located in close proximity to the stadium, Indianapolis may come away from this weekend as the real star of the Super Bowl.

    Super Bowl Party Tickets

    Although the focus this week will be on what happens between New England and New York inside Lucas Oil Stadium, the Super Bowl isn't the only game in town. Vivid Seats has a fine array of Super Bowl Party and Tailgate tickets for the week's most private and exciting events. Whether you're looking to attend the Super Bowl NFL Experience at the Indiana Convention Center, the Playboy Party at the Bud Light Hotel, or the Maxim Super Bowl Tailgate Party right outside the stadium, you can count on Vivid Seats for the best party passes.