The 7 Most Expensive Sports Tickets of All Time
We all know finding the perfect sports tickets can be expensive.
Whether you’re trying to watch Notre Dame from the 50-yard line or watch the Bulls from the floor, you’re going to be shelling out a pretty penny.
But that’s nothing compared to what fans paid for these:
1. 2010 NBA Finals
Basketball is already one of the most exciting sports around. Add the drama of the championship tournament in, and you are in for an adrenaline-filled, heart-pumping event to remember.
The 2010 championship between the Celtics and Lakers sold tickets for the price of a family home. You couldn’t even sit in the nosebleeds without forking over almost $58,000. Wanna sit courtside? Those tickets sold for over $115,000.
That’s a bit too much for Celtics tickets if you ask me.
2. Floyd Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez
Boxing is one of the most exciting sports in the world.
It’s also one of the most expensive—it’s not unusual for high-profile boxing matches to be star-studded affairs.
And with the price of tickets, it might be because you’d need to be a wealthy celebrity just to get in.
Especially when you’re watching someone as popular and controversial as Floyd Mayweather.
Ringside tickets to his match against Canelo Alvarez sold for over $30,000.
3. 2013 Masters
A lot of people find golf to be a dull game. But nevertheless, golf fans shell out serious change for sports tickets to the Masters Tournament.
Tickets to the 2013 tournament cost as much as $4,486.
4. 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony
There’s nothing like the Olympics. 205 nations competed in the London games, and they had the fans to match.
And the most memorable part of any Olympiad is the opening ceremony, complete with the Parade of Nations and an unforgettable show from the host country.
It’s a can’t-miss event, and the ticket prices reflect the steep demand. A single ticket to the opening ceremony cost $4000 online.
5. 2014 FIFA World Cup Final
Nothing brings the world together like football. Not American Football—soccer.
Soccer is the world’s most popular sport, so it’s no wonder that the FIFA World Cup is one of the most popular tournaments in the world.
But to see the final match between Germany and Argentina, fans had to pay $990 a piece. Those hardcore fütbol maniacs paid triple that—$3,350—for front row seats.
6. New York Yankees Legend Suite
The Yankees are one of the most beloved (and most hated, depending on where you live) franchises in sports history.
During the regular season, Yankees tickets sell for an average of $101 per ticket. That’s a lot for sports tickets, but if you really want the best experience, you’re going to need to watch the game from a fancier vantage point.
Box seats in the Legend Suite sell for $2,500 a piece.
7. Super Bowl XLIX
Everyone loves the Super Bowl! Even the commercials are a national event.
But if you want to watch the game live, it’s going to cost a small fortune.
The 2015 game had an average ticket price of $5,622.50. But that’s a small price to pay to see Katy Perry dance with some sharks.
Can’t Afford Sports Tickets?
For some of us, getting enough money for sports tickets seems like trouble enough, let alone spending what we could otherwise spend on a new car.
But that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying sports. Grill up some burgers, crack open some cold ones and watch the game from your living room.
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