Bidding on Super Bowl Tickets | How To Bid on Super Bowl Tickets

In every efficient market, buyers and sellers are able to see what one another is willing to pay. However, this has hardly been true for Super Bowl tickets — until now. TickPick, the only ticket site that charges absolutely no service fees, has created a system where fans can select the seats and sections that they’re interested in, the ticket price they are willing to pay, and an expiration time down to the hour on that offer.

TickPick’s patented bidding platform allows fans to name their ticket price and take the chance that a seller is willing to meet that price, saving them money that can be hundreds or thousands of dollars in the process for an event as major as the Super Bowl. For a detailed virtual tutorial of how to place a bid on Super Bowl tickets through TickPick, click here.

This post uses Super Bowl LIII as an example of how to use TickPick’s bidding platform, but with the expected return of a capacity crowd for Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, the guidance provided here will give you a leg up as you navigate the bidding process for tickets for this season’s Big Game.

How Can I Name My Price and Bid on Super Bowl Tickets?

Take a look below at our website’s bidding platform page for Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Users can place a bid on all Super Bowl tickets in just a few easy steps.
  1. Select number of tickets for how many Super Bowl tickets you’re looking to purchase.
  2. Select quality of seats (you may choose up to five, which are on a scale of 1-5) that will filter out any seats with a rating you’re not looking for. Keep in mind that the higher the “seat quality” score generally means the prices will be higher.
  3. Set your bid price to alert all sellers who have tickets within those sections and/or that fall under that seat quality rating.
One thing to note for users new to TickPick’s bidding platform is that users can select any specific sections – or can remove specific sections in which they’re not interested, for that matter – on top of the ones that are filtered through these options. One simple way of knowing which sections & seat quality that you currently have filtered before placing a bid is to note which sections on the venue’s map (to the right of these 3 steps) are illuminated/highlighted.  

It’s VERY important to note that all bids placed on TickPick (whether for a cheap MLB game or an expensive Super Bowl ticket) are hard bids that result in the user’s credit card being charged at any time while the bid is active should a seller out there with tickets that meet the bidder’s qualifications accept the bid. There is no “backing out” or changing one’s mind should a seller accept the user’s bid, as all accepted bids are treated as a normal TickPick order and are at that point subject to TickPick’s User Agreement.

Super Bowl LIII | What Are Fans Willing to Pay?

As of this update (December 20th, 2018), there haven’t yet been any bids placed for Super Bowl LIII tickets. This is to be completely expected, as it is much too early for many to buy Super Bowl tickets. However, what this means is that if you are interested in purchasing tickets, now is the perfect time to place a bid. You’ll have no competition with other bidders, and if you bid a reasonable price, a seller could very well be interested in getting rid of a piece of their inventory before the real Super Bowl craziness starts. If you’re looking to take advantage of the market before it could increase, try bidding on Super Bowl Tickets.

Super Bowl LIII Ticket Info

Like many things, Super Bowl game tickets available for resale are extremely concentrated within the ticket broker universe. On TickPick, there are 4,800 tickets available for sale, one broker owns 23% of the available inventory (or 939 tickets, which is equal to $4mm using current ticket prices). Here are some other interesting facts regarding resale Super Bowl tickets:
  • The five largest ticket brokers own ~50% of the total dollar amount of Super Bowl tickets ($13mm).
  • The ten largest ticket brokers own ~60% of the total amount of available tickets (2,500 tickets).
  • Fifty brokers control 85% of the overall Super Bowl ticket market.
  • 99% of the inventory is owned by just 150 ticket brokers.
The point here is that even though the industry is somewhat efficient (after all, supply and demand do dictate prices), it’s held back by the lack of competition and transparency. If you have any questions whatsoever regarding Super Bowl tickets or Super Bowl ticket prices — whether it’s bidding on them, How to Sell Super Bowl Tickets, or How To Buy Cheap Super Bowl 56 Tickets — please don’t hesitate to contact us at 845-538-4567 or [email protected], and one of our agents will assist you right away!

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