Los Angeles Chargers suddenly become the most popular ticket in town. However, this is not the case.
The Las Vegas Raiders vs. Chargers will clash on NBC’s Sunday Night FootballTheir high-stakes competition has Tickets pricesSkyrocketing at Allegiant Stadium
Both AFC West rivals go into the game with identical records of 9-7. The winner of this contest will automatically be entered into the NFL playoffs. The loser will likely be eliminated. Even after defeat, Raiders have the ability to move forward.
But, there’s one scenario: if the Indianapolis Colts lose early Sunday to the Jacksonville Jaguars, then both the Raiders (or Chargers) could be in the playoffs with an unofficial tie. It is unlikely, but it could still be compelling if the game goes into overtime or is tied in the fourth.
“That’s a pretty loaded scenario. That is an all-time coffee shop scenario,”Brandon Staley, Chargers’ Head Coach, spoke out about the possibility of both teams playing for a tie in the event that the Colts lose to the Rich Eisen Show. “I think we all respect the game and the NFL shield and the integrity of this game far too much to be complicit in something like that. This game matters too much to too many people, and we want to play our best and be proud of the result one way or another. We’re going to do everything we can to go win this game, and play the way we’re capable of playing. I hope all the fans and everybody who loves the NFL will be proud of the game on Sunday.”
Staley hopes to be the fourth Chargers’ coach to lead them to the playoffs in their first season.
It doesn’t matter if the matchup ends in tie or not, it has attracted the attention of both fan bases. According to TickPickIt is the only secondary ticket marketplace that charges no fees and it is the Raiders-Chargers most expensive game ever.
Prices have increased significantly since Week 17’s victories for both teams. TickPick reports that the average ticket cost rose by 8 percent from $411 to $466 according to TickPick. The prices have increased significantly since their first matchup in SoFi Stadium and are up more than 200 percent from their last most expensive meeting in 2016. The average ticket price for that game was $155.
Fans who want to get into the game but not to be charged for admission should consider the average ticket price. “get-in”Price has also increased by over 80 percent to $360 since Sunday. StubHub’s lowest priced ticket, for a minimum of 2 tickets, is currently $319 before fees.
As kickoff gets closer, tickets on the secondary market will continue to rise.
It is not surprising that the interest and ticket prices have risen in Los Angeles, where there are large numbers of Chargers and Raiders fans. TickPick reported that more than 42 percent of secondary market sales are made from Southern California zip codes. Two fans from Los Angeles spent $2,658 on two tickets in Section C112 last week.
“We know what’s at stake here,”Justin Jones, a Chargers defensive lineman, said this on Thursday. “We knew what was at stake last week as well, so it’s the same type of preparation and mindset going into this game. Every weeks is a playoff game for us. You win, you’re in. If you lose, you’re going home.”
The spotlight of the NFL will shine brightly on Sin City when the Chargers & Raiders kickoff at 5:20PM on NBC.