Scrambling to find Broncos/Patriots tickets? No worries, just need $800

Published: January 13, 2014, 11:56 am, by Dalton Walker
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, left, walks from New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady after an NFL football game early Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots won 34-31 in overtime. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, left, walks from New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady after an NFL football game early Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots won 34-31 in overtime. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Scrambling to find Denver Broncos and New England Patriots tickets? It’ll cost you.

Tickets for Sunday’s AFC Championship Game are the most expensive in four years, according to Forbes.

The average listing price on the secondary market is $779 and it could increase. True, it could be an epic game, especially with two quarterback legends – Peyton Manning and Tom Brady – playing against each other with the winner going to the Super Bowl.

Still, $779 is a lot of money for one ticket. By comparison, last year’s Patriots/Ravens AFC Championship Game was an average of $530 a ticket.

I’d have to go without food for a week, perhaps skip a car payment, in order to purchase a ticket at that price.

UPDATE: The power of the Internet. Connor Gregoire over at SeatGeek sent me a note with the following info about Sunday’s game.

The average ticket price is $633, 110 percent higher than a ticket for the Chargers game and 70 percent higher than the ticket you bought to see Tom Brady comeback and beat the Broncos earlier this season.

The cheapest pair of tickets for Sunday’s game are listed for $311 each in the upper deck behind the end zone. Lower-level tickets start at $500 and seats at the 50-yard line are going for at least $1,000 per ticket, some closest to the field for nearly $5,000 each, according to SeatGeek.

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What would you sell or do in order to buy a ticket?

One of the neat things about football is that there rarely is a bad seat. Of course there’s great seats and OK seats. Unless, you’re sitting behind a pole or someone twice your size than I guess you have a bad seat.