Photo of a pair of Super Bowl tickets.

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Even for fans that only follow the National Football League casually, attending the Super Bowl in person is on the bucket list of many NFL fans. Getting tickets to this mega event is not as hard as once before thanks to websites like the NFL Ticket Exchange, Stubhub and Ebay.

In many cases, tickets from such websites will run you a minimum of $800 per ticket depending on the market. And when I say market, I mean tickets will cost much more if the Super Bowl is being held in New York City as opposed to Indianapolis, Indiana. However, there are still many mysteries in where the tickets actually come from.

The largest quantity of Super Bowl tickets are evenly distributed to the fans of the two teams that will be playing. Which means, the majority of Super Bowl tickets are not even printed until January. The two organizations will then have a lottery for season ticket holders in which all fans have an equal chance of being able to purchase tickets. They can then purchase the tickets at face value which means they will get the tickets for less than $1,000 in most cases.

After those are distributed, the other 30 NFL teams are also entitled to a much lesser quantity of tickets. You can count on the organization's front office and friends to take possession of those tickets. Finally, the NFL holds an annual drawing for random fans who have mailed in an entry form. Which means many of you have a chance of winning the opportunity to buy tickets at face value.

Fans can apply by mailing all of their personal information to the following address.

Super Bowl ADA Random Drawing
345 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10017


Attending the Super Bowl is something every NFL fan should have the opportunity to do, especially when your favorite team is participating. The chances of you landing tickets to the game at face value? Highly unlikely. But what most fans don't understand is that they control the price of the tickets on the market, not the NFL. $1,000 too much for a ticket? Don't go.


Upcoming Super Bowls

2019 - Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home of the Atlanta Falcons.

2020 - Hard Rock Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins.

2021 - Raymond James Stadium, home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

2022 - Los Angeles Stadium, home of the Los Angeles Rams and Chargers.


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