I will always let the marketplace have the last word. It’s the final arbiter of price discovery. It’s crowd-sourced data, before that was even an expression.
So Sunday morning I went on a number of NFL ticket reseller sites to see what was available and at what price.
At MetLife Stadium, where NY Jets were playing the Jacksonville Jaguars, there were $15 seats all the way down to the lowest level. On a beautiful Sunday. Out of town games where even cheaper.
The Jet tickets had a face value of $225 or so and probably came with additional personal licencing fees as well, making the ticket seller lose much more in value. To be able to pick them up for $15 was a steal. And there were plenty of them.
The online ticket reseller TickPick told The Washington Examiner that NFL game ticket resales have dropped 18 percent from last weekend’s sales, which is far more of a drop off than last year’s 10.8 percent decline following the third weekend of games.