Coming off of a trip to the Super Bowl, the San Francisco 49ers are well-known and considered to be one of the elite teams in the NFL.
So, it’s no surprise that whenever they play on the road, ticket prices spike for the home team.
According to a report released by Vivid Seats, a secondary ticket marketplace, the 49ers are the third most expensive road draw in the league, increasing ticket prices by 42.6 percent on average. They rank only behind the Denver Broncos (53.7 percent) and the Dallas Cowboys (47.3 percent).
As you can see in the graph below, every road game the 49ers play in results in a higher ticket price by a considerable margin.
The lowest is a matchup with the New Orleans Saints, which still sees a 28.2 percent increase in value. The $318 average price per ticket for that game is also the second most expensive.
The highest increase and most expensive draw, not surprisingly, is a game at the Seattle Seahawks, where the ticket prices increase by a whopping 93 percent for an average of $457. This more than backs up the claim that 49ers-Seahawks has become one of the premier rivalries in all of football, with both teams putting Super Bowl-caliber talent on the field.
It works both ways as well. When the Seahawks travel to San Francisco to play the 49ers next season, the ticket prices at Candlestick Park increase by 17.8 percent, the largest road draw for the Seahawks.
But even when they’re not facing the Seahawks, the 49ers are sure to draw large crowds wherever they play. They are only one of five teams to increase road ticket prices for every single road game, which just comes with the territory of being an elite team.