The Super Bowl may be 26 days away, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t counting down the minutes until the world’s largest annual sporting event. The race is still on to see which teams will be playing at MetLife stadium, but TicketForce is here to recap last year’s game and let you know what to expect from this year’s matchup.

Last year’s matchup was one for the books. The Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers met at the Superdome in New Orleans for an epic showdown. Not only was this the most important game of the year, but head coaches and brothers John and Jim Harbaugh were slatted to coach one of the closest matchups in NFL history. Although it was a hard fought game, the Ravens were able to overcome a power outage, which suspended the game for 34 minutes, and win Super Bowl XLVII. Joe Flacco was named game MVP and marked the fourth straight Quarterback to win the honor.

After such a close and dramatic matchup in last year’s Super Bowl, it seems almost impossible to top. However, every year proves to be even more exciting than the one prior.  If you want to attend the event, be prepared to dish out a small fortune. The average ticket price is $3,928, which is up 58% from last year’s game in New Orleans.  Ticket prices range anywhere from as low as $3,200 to as high as $110,000. Experts say, if you are patient, you will be able to find a better deal closer to the big day. Also, keep in mind, as more and more teams are eliminated from contention, tickets prices will decrease.

The location of the Super Bowl has also played a big part in the ticket prices. People from various states will be able to drive to the stadium and avoid paying hefty hotel and flight costs. It is likely going to be one of the biggest Super Bowls in NFL history. The recently built MetLife Stadium houses 82,500 seats of which 10,000 are club seats and 200 are suites. Suite prices are ranging anywhere from $610,000 to $1 million, which is a significant increase from last year’s Super Bowl.

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