Every week, TicketForce brings you news on one of four industries: racing, sports, theatre, or music. In this week’s #SportsWrap we will recap the recent football showdown, Super Bowl XLIX.
Phoenix, Arizona and the surrounding areas were home to many die-hard football fans last weekend during Super Bowl XLIX. The New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks met in the desert to battle it out for the title of Super Bowl XLIX champions. Tickets were almost near impossible to come by, known as some of the most expensive in Super Bowl history. A single ticket sold for an average of $4,600 and $4,131, respectively, and skyrocketed to around $7,000 the day before the game.
Even if you couldn’t score tickets to the big game, it was an exciting week full of hustle and bustle including endless sponsored parties, the NFL Experience in Downtown Phoenix and the game itself which took place at the Arizona Cardinal’s Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on Sunday. While visitors came to Arizona in hopes of sunshine and warm weather, it seemed as though the Seahawks brought their climate with them and instead, football fans got a big taste of rain, wind and cold temperatures. Despite the dreary forecast, spirits and energy were high in anticipation of the big game.
The Patriots and Seahawks played a tough game for four quarters, but in the last seconds of the game, New England kept their lead and took back the title. This win was an upset to the Seahawks and their loyal fans as their goal was to hail as champions for two years in a row. However, what some say as a bad play call by Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll lead them down a road of disappointment.
The New England Patriots, lead by game MVP and quarterback Tom Brady, won the championship for the fourth time with a close score of 28 – 24 against the Seahawks.
Tickets were expensive, there’s no doubt about it, but would you splurge for an event like this?