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Super Bowl 51 ticket prices: Lowest prices drop below $2,000

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How much would you pay to see a Detroit Lions Super Bowl?

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As we draw closer to Super Bowl 51, ticket prices continue to drop. Last year, the average price was nearly $5,000, while the lowest ticket prices just to get in the door were around $3,000. This year, prices are plummeting even lower as the week rolls on.

Here was the outlook at the beginning of the week (as compared to 2012):

That trend has continued. As of Tuesday afternoon, you can get into Super Bowl 51 for less than $2,000 while the average price is just $3,764.

According to TicketIQ, ticket prices are currently almost identical to prices in 2012 for the Giants-Patriots Super Bowl, but could fall even more as the week goes on.

This begs the question, how much would you pay to get into a Super Bowl featuring the Detroit Lions?

Obviously, this would be a once-in-a-lifetime kind of event. That would likely drive the price up a little, but considering the Falcons have only been in one Super Bowl, it’s hard to say whether prices would be significantly higher than they are right now.

$2,000 seems like a bargain to see the Lions in the Super Bowl, but it also doesn’t take into account all of the other expenses involved in a Super Bowl trip. Airfare, lodging, car rental and parking prices are all temporarily inflated during the week. Cheatsheet.com calculates the average Super Bowl trip costs about $7,000 total on average, though you could save a couple thousand by settling for the worst possible seats.

Is that something you are willing to pay if you ever get the chance to watch the Lions in a Super Bowl?