17 Oct 2008

Super Bowl tickets hit $US1000

8:59 am on 17 October 2008

The official price of American football Super Bowl tickets will reach $US1000 for the first time this season.

The NFL has confirmed that 25% of the tickets for the final in Tampa in February will be priced at $US1000; 53,000 tickets will cost $US800 and the remaining 1000 tickets will cost $US500.

At last year's game, the average price of tickets, via the official online reseller, was $US4,300.

The top ticket price for the first Super Bowl at the Los Angeles Coliseum 43 years ago, was $US12. Prices first went over the $US100 mark in 1988.