Host Atlanta Falcons Trying to Make Super Bowl Affordable (No, Really)
While it might run you upwards of four grand just to make it in the door, the hosts of Super Bowl 53 are at least trying to save you some dough once you get there.
I compared ticket prices on NFL Ticket Exchange (Ticketmaster) StubHub and SeatGeek, and two nosebleed (upper level, corner, within the last five rows) seats will run you $3,695, $3,325 and $3,851 respectively. However, if you can afford to get into the big game, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home of the Atlanta Falcons, is doing it's part to make sure you won't need a second mortgage on your home.
The basically brand new, state of the art facility has been serving up 'Fan First Menu Pricing' for two seasons now, providing affordable game day favorites that are traditionally wildy over priced. While most venues tend to price gouge fans for premium events, Atlanta Falcons president and CEO Rich McKay confirmed to ESPN yesterday that the fan friendly menu will remain active for Super Bowl 53.
Since it's first NFL season in 2017, concession prices at Mercedes-Benz Stadium are lower than any other major professional sports venue in the United States. The gamble for the stadium has paid off, with customers spending 16 percent more on food and drink in the venue’s first year than they did in last year the team played at the Georgia Dome.
Check out the menu below, compared to Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots where a hot dog and beer will cost you $14, AT&T Stadium where the Dallas Cowboys play where the same combo will run you $15.50, or the league high Oakland Coliseum, where at a Raiders home game the combo will run you $17.50