Found September 17, 2013 on NESN.com:
The NFL, not content to take a few hundred dollars from a fan attending the Super Bowl, is now hiking its ticket prices on a variety of seats, saying it wants to close the gap should the lucky fans who get the tickets choose to flip them on the streets. Tickets that went for $1,250 last year in New Orleans will be $2,600 at MetLife Stadium this February, and $950 tickets are now $1,500, according to the Wall Street Journal. The NFL says higher ticket prices are justified because the game is in the New York market. There’s good news, though — the “cheap seats,” which were $600 last year, are only $500 this year. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told the Wall Street Journal that the NFL was hiking prices because tickets end up getting resold for far more anyway, and the NFL wants to recoup that money rather than let scalpers get the extra hundreds. “We are looking to close the gap between the face value of the ticket and the true value of a ticket to what has become the premier sports and...
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