NFL Divisional Prices
The 2016 NFL season is set to launch next Thursday, and in anticipation of the start, we took a look at how the league's divisional matchups are shaping up in regards to ticket prices. **All data featured in the chart below is based on tickets sold for divisional home games as of Aug. 30.
*After saying goodbye to the Metrodome in 2013, the Minnesota Vikings will settle into the brand new US Bank Stadium this season, and if sales are any indication, fans are definitely excited to check it out.
*Looking at the average price of tickets sold for divisional home games over the same time period for 2015 and 2016, Vikings prices are up an average of $156 (118.6%)
*Similarly, the Rams' move from St. Louis to Los Angeles also is proving to be a major factor in prices. The new LA residence has raised the ticket price on divisional home games by an average of $99 (112.2%)
*The rumored move to Las Vegas for Oakland helped the team secure the #3 spot, as Raiders prices are up an average of $42 (43.7%)
*Teams experiencing a decrease in the average price for tickets sold to divisional home games include the New York Giants, Cincinnati Bengals, Tennessee Titans, Indianapolis Colts, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs, Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles
*On an individual game basis, the Sept. 18 matchup featuring Seattle at Los Angeles has the largest year over year increase for divisional clashes. The average ticket price for tickets sold to the game in 2015 was $84, while this season it's $212, up $128 (152%).
*Rounding out the top 5 in biggest increases for divisional games are: Green Bay at Minnesota on Sept. 18 (+$232/141%), NY Jets at Buffalo on Sept. 15 (+$77/132%), San Diego at Oakland on Oct. 9 (+$68/119%), Tampa Bay at Carolina on Oct. 10 (+$67/96%)
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