The NFL charges a hefty price to be in the stadium rooting for your team. This season’s average price for a non-premium seat was $85.83, according to Team Marketing Report.
The sports information publisher looks at how much it would cost, on average, for a family of 4 to attend an NFL game per team. Team Marketing Report uses a measurement called the Fan Cost Index, which takes into account 4 tickets at average price, 2 small beers, 4 small sodas, 4 hot dogs, parking, 2 programs and 2 adult caps.
See which 5 teams lead the pack when it comes to high prices.
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No. 5: Soldier Field
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Team: Chicago Bears
If Da Bears are your “Forte,” be ready to shell out some cash to be in the stadium on game day. The price for an average ticket is $108.44. And for those who take their vehicle to the stadium, the average parking spot costs $49.
The Patriots’ success and popularity among fans have helped catapult them near the top in fan costs. The Pats’ price for an average ticket is $122, the 2nd most expensive in the league. But once you’re inside the stadium, you’ll find some items that are cheaper than the league average. A soft drink costs $4, and a hot dog is just $3.75.
One of the oldest and most successful franchises in the NFL comes in 3rd in Team Marketing Report’s research.
The new MetLife Stadium opened in 2010 as a joint project between the Giants and the New York Jets and can host more than 82,500 fans. The $1.6 billion stadium actually is located in New Jersey.
The Giants have the highest-priced ticket in the league at $123.40, while the average premium ticket is listed at $509.17, 2nd highest in the league.
Despite the high ticket prices, buying a beer at a Giants game costs just $5, tied for the lowest in the league. A soft drink and hot dog are modestly priced at $3 and $6, respectively.
Fan Cost Index: $629.62
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No. 2: AT&T Stadium
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Team: Dallas Cowboys
The Cowboys have won 5 Super Bowls, once sold out 160 consecutive games and are worth $4 billion. So it may come as a surprise that “Jerry World” doesn’t have the most expensive fan experience.
The price for an average ticket is $110.20, while a premium ticket runs $346.96. Refreshments all cost more than the league average, with a hot dog running $5.50 and a soda costing $5. Meanwhile, it costs $75 to park your vehicle — the highest price of any team and almost $45 more than the league average.
But it all may be worth it just to see that monstrous video screen hanging over the field.