As soon as the New York/New Jersey Super Bowl was announced yesterday, I started getting emails and Tweets and questions about how people can get tickets. And that was just from my wife.
The reality is, even though Super Bowl XLVIII will be played at the New Meadowlands Stadium, home of the Giants and the Jets, the season ticket holders for those teams will have a pretty small chance of actually securing tickets to the big game.
“We have a few years to think about that,” Giants president and CEO John Mara said. “We have to sit down and figure out how we do some sort of allocation. You don’t get a lot of tickets for being the host team, and we have to split it with the Jets obviously. That’s something we have to sit down and take a look at.”
So the normal allocation will be even smaller for each of the teams because they are co-hosts. That’ll make the tickets even harder to come by.
Of course, the teams participating in the Super Bowl will also have an allocation, so the Giants and Jets could add to their number of available seats by simply advancing to the game. That would solve the problem, right?
“No it wouldn’t,” Mara said. “But that’s a problem I’d love to deal with.”