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Secondary-market ticket prices for Super Bowl LIII falling – for now

The line-up of the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots at Super Bowl LIII has drawn little excitement for secondary-market tickets, with just over a week to go to the marquee game.

The ‘get-in’ price on Ticketmaster’s NFL Ticket Exchange was $2,795 (€2,467) on Wednesday afternoon, almost $1,000 less than its lowest price available on Monday morning. The lowest price listed on StubHub declined by $750 to $2,700 in the same time frame.

The Rams, who moved to LA from St Louis in 2016, do not have a large, travelling fanbase while, according to TickPick chief executive, Brett Goldberg, Patriots fans are waiting for prices to fall before snapping them up.

“This is almost the worst possible combination of teams,” Michael Lipman, a well-known ticket reseller, told Sports Illustrated. “There’s no fan base in LA. Though there is a ‘Tom Brady’s last hurrah’ situation that is attracting a number of people. But other than that, there’s no draw.”