Scoring Last Second Super Bowl Tickets

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Getting last second tickets to Super Bowl XLVIII in New York

It’s crazy to think it’s almost Super Bowl time here in NYC, but it’s true. We’ve been planning this for years, we know what parties we’re going to, now it’s just a matter of going to the game. What’s that? You haven’t gotten your tickets yet? Well, you might be in some trouble but we may be able to help you here.

Resellers

The easiest way to get Super Bowl tickets at this point is to have quite a bit of disposable income on hand. Official resellers have many tickets available, but it will cost you. The cheapest you’re going to find on StubHub is $2,440, and those probably aren’t the best seats in the house. If you’re looking for high quality seats, tickets to the lower lever suites for the Super Bowl are running up to over $800,000.

Win Super Bowl Tickets

There are several ways you can win tickets to Super Bowl 48, but many of them involve paying for entry into contests with no guarantee of winning. One way you might be able to get free super bowl tickets is by registering for access to Super Bowl Boulevard. Not only is registration free, but you are automatically entered to win a pair of tickets.

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Scalpers

The State of New Jersey has strong ticket resale regulations, but it is not entirely illegal. With all of the hoops ticket resellers need to jump through to do it legally, it is likely that the guys you’re going to bump into in the parking lot of MetLife Stadium will not be on the up-and-up. We highly recommend not buying tickets from scalpers, because you could end up with counterfeits, which would really be a bummer.

That being said, if you happen to find a scalper who can provide proof that they are a broker registered with the state and are within the designated reselling area (if there even is an area designated for the Super Bowl) and you are comfortable buying what you know are real tickets to the game, here’s our advice: wait until you see the jets make their flyover of the stadium. That means the National Anthem has concluded and the game is about to begin. Resellers will be trying to unload whatever they have left, often for less than face value.

Have any tips for scoring last second Super Bowl tickets? Let us know on Twitter at @CitySightsNY

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