Seahawks have most expensive secondary market tickets in NFL

Seahawks have most expensive secondary market tickets in NFL
Fans at CenturyLink Field watch during the first quarter of an NFC divisional playoff NFL football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the New Orleans Saints in Seattle, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

The average ticket price on the secondary market for Seattle Seahawks home games is more than that of any other team in the NFL, according to reseller TiqIQ.

Now that the NFL has released its final 2014 schedule, ticket resellers are closely monitoring demand for every NFL game this season. Right off the bat, the Seahawks have the priciest home games.

After the schedule release, the average ticket to a game at CenturyLink Field cost $452.34 — higher than any other team — at least according to TiqIQ’s prices. The next most expensive team to see at home was the New England Patriots, whose average ticket price on the secondary market was $414.22.

That doesn’t mean, however, that the average fan will have to pay more than $450 to watch the Seahawks defend their Super Bowl title. The figure averages all tickets, from the expensive suites down to the cheaper bleachers, for all home games in 2014.

As of Friday morning, the most expensive home Seahawks game was turning out to be the opener Sept. 4 against the Green Bay Packers in Seattle. The average ticket to that game was selling for $667 on TiqIQ; the cheapest ticket was $263.

The second-most expensive Seahawks home game was the duel against rival San Francisco on Dec. 14 at the CLink. TiqIQ is selling passes to that doozy of a game — the second time Seattle faces the 49ers in three weeks — starting at $250 with an average ticket price of $628.

As of publication time, since prices change based on demand, the cheapest Seahawks home game on the secondary ticket market was the Nov. 23 tilt against the NFC West foe Arizona Cardinals. Seats started at $110 and averaged out to $417 per ticket, according to TiqIQ.