Cheapest ticket for Super Bowl LI will still cost you thousands

The first NFL Super Bowl LI football sits in a bin with other balls to be stamped with the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons names at the Wilson Sporting Goods factory Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in Ada, Ohio. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
The first NFL Super Bowl LI football sits in a bin with other balls to be stamped with the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons names at the Wilson Sporting Goods factory Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in Ada, Ohio. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

HOUSTON, Texas (KXAN) — Even though the Cowboys and Texans were booted out of contention for Super Bowl LI more than a week ago, that’s not stopping Texans from buying the bulk of the tickets to the big game in Houston.

According to StubHub, as of Jan. 23, the cheapest ticket available for Super LI is $3,525; while the average ticket price is running at $5,029, which is down nearly 8 percent for this time last year. During last year’s Super Bowl between the Panthers and Broncos, the average ticket price on StubHub was $4,512.

StubHub says 38 percent of its Super Bowl LI ticket sales are being bought by Texans. When the Cowboys and Texans were still in the running, 52 percent of ticket sales were from Texas; the number dropped to 49 percent on Jan. 18 when both teams were eliminated.

“The home state usually has a pretty big percentage, especially in a large state such as Texas or California, but that’s a significant drop in a few weeks,” says Kevin Burke, a spokesperson for StubHub.

With the Falcons in the running, people in Georgian are making up 8 percent of the ticket sales, followed by California with 6 percent of tickets sold.

The Patriots take on the Falcons at NRG Stadium in Houston on Sunday, Feb. 5.

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