July 29, 2015 11:24 ET

TicketNetwork® Releases 2015 NFL Ticket Sales Report

SOUTH WINDSOR, CT--(Marketwired - Jul 29, 2015) - today released a study of NFL ticket prices examining trends in price changes heading into the 2015 season. The study looks at football ticket sales for all 32 teams and is based on almost 30,000 tickets sold and more than $5 million in sales on Ticket Network's exchange since the 2015 NFL schedule was released on Tuesday, April 21.

Highlights include:

  • Across the league the average NFL ticket price is up almost 5 percent to $177.
  • 21 teams saw an increase in ticket prices.
  • 11 teams saw a decrease in ticket prices.
  • The Miami Dolphins saw the largest increase in average ticket price, up nearly 33%.
  • The Denver Broncos have the highest average ticket price at $350 thanks to matchups against the Packers and Patriots.
  • The most dramatic drop in ticket prices was for the San Francisco 49ers, down nearly 30 percent to an average ticket price of $209.
  • The Oakland Raiders have the lowest average ticket price of $92, followed closely by the Jacksonville Jaguars at $95.
  • Ticket prices for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are up 17% following the team's selection of Jameis Winston with the No. 2 pick in the draft, while the average price for Tennessee Titans tickets, who drafted Marcus Mariota with the No. 1 pick, are down 25%.

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Winning and its Effect on Ticket Prices

There is a saying in sports that winning takes care of everything, but what is the effect of winning on ticket prices? According to TicketNetwork data, winning certainly appears to affect ticket prices, as four out of the five teams with a .750 winning percentage last season have the most expensive tickets (Broncos $350, Patriots $318, Seahawks $314 and Packers $310).

Of the 12 teams that won 10 or more games last season (Patriots, Steelers, Bengals, Ravens, Colts, Broncos, Cowboys, Eagles, Packers, Lions, Seahawks and Cardinals), only the Lions and Cardinals aren't in the top half of the most expensive NFL tickets.

While the Broncos have the highest average ticket price, when you subtract their games against the Packers ($494 average, $252 get-in) and Patriots ($440 average, $204 get-in), their average ticket is just $189, a price that would place them the 11th most expensive average ticket price.

The chart below looks at the correlation between last year's winning percentage and the effect on the average ticket price for both conferences. The Patriots, Broncos, Packers and Seahawks all have among the highest average ticket price and they all won at least 12 games. Conversely, of the five lowest average ticket prices, only the Bills had a winning percentage above .500.

Additional Highlights

Miami Dolphins see largest increase - High hopes for the Dolphins, as well as visits from two of the league's most high-profile teams, is pushing the Dolphins to the highest increase in average ticket price, up 33% compared to last year. That is due in part to the Dolphins hosting the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants. The Dolphins game against the Cowboys on November 22 is the most expensive ticket at Sun Life Stadium this season, with an average ticket price of $228 and a $140 "get-in" price, while the game against the Giants on December 14 has an average price of $210 and a get-in price of $131. The defending Super Bowl champion and AFC East opponent New England Patriots (who the Dolphins play twice each year) is the third most in-demand NFL game in Miami, with an average ticket price of $208, $103 get-in price.

San Francisco 49ers fans are losing hope - Ticket prices for the San Francisco 49ers have decreased 28% compared to last year, when they were coming off a close 23 - 17 loss in Seattle in the NFC Championship Game. Following a difficult 8-8 season, the 49ers parted ways with head coach John Harbaugh, as well as star running back Frank Gore during the off-season. Additionally, 2014 saw the inauguration of Levi's Stadium, which increased ticket prices prior to the start of the season.

Bills Prices up 27% - Fueled by big off-season acquisitions, as well as high-profile opponents, the average ticket price for the Buffalo Bills is up 27% with an average ticket price of $190 compared to $142 in 2014. Not only did the Bills sign former Jets coach Rex Ryan, but they also acquired Pro-Bowl running back LeSean McCoy from the Eagles and receiver Percy Harvin via free-agency. The Bills also host the Cowboys, Giants and Patriots at Ralph Wilson Stadium, helping boost average ticket price.

The Cowboys Factor - The four teams with the biggest increase in ticket prices have one thing in common: they all play the Dallas Cowboys. So while off-season signings can contribute to the demand for ticket prices, opponents have a big effect on price, and no team has an effect like the Cowboys. Of the eight away games on the Cowboy's schedule, five of those games are the most expensive home game of that team (Saints $289, Giants $231, Dolphins $228, Buccaneers $160, Bills $137).

Despite the overall relationship between winning and ticket prices, the Dallas Cowboys won 12 games last year but are the ninth most-expensive ticket. However the total capacity of AT&T Stadium, approximately 20,000 more seats than the next-closest stadium (FedEx Field), pushes down the average ticket price, if not the demand.

Peyton Manning Returns to Indianapolis - Peyton Manning's visit to Indianapolis on November 8 is boosting the average price of Colts tickets, as the game has an average ticket price of $240 with a $104 get-in price. Manning, who spent 13 years with the Colts and won Super Bowl XLI with the team, is 1-2 against his former team, including a playoff loss during the 2015 playoffs. The New England Patriots also pay a visit to Indianapolis this season after handily beating the Colts in the infamous "deflategate" playoff game. Luck v. Brady, part five, is currently averaging $228, with a get-in price of $80.

Broncos averaging highest ticket Prices - The Broncos have two high-profile opponents at home this season: the Packers and league MVP Aaron Rodgers as well as the defending Super Bowl champion (and Peyton Manning nemesis) Patriots, driving Denver's ticket prices up. The games against the Packers and Patriots are two significant reasons why the Broncos boast the highest average ticket price in the NFL. Denver's game against the Packers is averaging $494 with a $252 get-in price. Tickets for the game against the Patriots are averaging $440 with a get-in price of $204. Removing those two games brings down the average Bronco ticket to $189.

2015 Average NFL Team Ticket Prices
Team 2015 Average Ticket Price
Buffalo Bills $110
Miami Dolphins $190
New England Patriots $318
New York Jets $120
Baltimore Ravens $172
Cincinnati Bengals $120
Cleveland Browns $130
Pittsburgh Steelers $210
Houston Texans $165
Indianapolis Colts $177
Jacksonville Jaguars $95
Tennessee Titans $119
Denver Broncos $350
Kansas City Chiefs $122
Oakland Raiders $92
San Diego Chargers $157
Dallas Cowboys $200
New York Giants $188
Philadelphia Eagles $185
Washington Redskins $192
Chicago Bears $244
Detroit Lions $121
Green Bay Packers $310
Minnesota Vikings $129
Atlanta Falcons $121
Carolina Panthers $130
New Orleans Saints $239
Tampa Bay Buccaneers $135
Arizona Cardinals $143
San Francisco 49ers $209
Seattle Seahawks $314
St. Louis Rams $143
The Most In-Demand NFL Tickets of the 2015 Season
Game   Venue   Date Average Ticket Price
Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers   Lambeau Field   November 26 $499
Green Bay Packers at Denver Broncos   Sports Authority Field At Mile High   November 1 $494
New England Patriots at Denver Broncos   Sports Authority Field At Mile High   November 29 $440
Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots   Gillette Stadium   September 10 $436
Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins   Fedex Field   October 4 $394
Pittsburgh Steelers at Seattle Seahawks   CenturyLink Field   November 29 $391
Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers   Lambeau Field   September 20 $390
Chicago Bears at Seattle Seahawks   CenturyLink Field   September 27 $352
San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks   CenturyLink Field   November 22 $337
New England Patriots vs. Philadelphia Eagles   Gillette Stadium   December 6 $321

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