The Ravens single-game tickets were released through Ticketmaster Tuesday morning and as fans expected, the prices were ... pricier. The success of the 2014 season has also started to show on the secondary market.
2015 Ravens tickets on the secondary market currently are valued at an average of $197.75, according to TiqIQ. This is a 4.4% increase from last season’s average of $189.38. On the secondary market however, game tickets at M&T Bank Stadium are sold no more than $300.
The most expensive game, to no one's surprise, is against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Scheduled for a Sunday Night, Week 16 showdown (subject to flex scheduling), fans of both squadrons should not leave a millimeter of doubt that this game will be imperative to playoff standings. In other words, viewing this game live will be worth every penny.
Baltimore fans are aware that the average price for Ravens-Steelers tickets are $268.32, with a get-in price of $107. According to Forbes contributing writer Jesse Lawrence, "that get-in price is also the only time a Ravens game will exceed the $100 threshold on the secondary market."
"Another Sunday Night Football game two weeks prior is Baltimore’s second most expensive game of the season, that game being played against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 14. Steelers vs Seahawks tickets have an average price of $253.55 on the secondary market with a get-in price of $89. Those two games will be the only home primetime matchups for the Ravens. In Week 4 Baltimore will travel to Pittsburgh for Thursday Night Football, making both games of the rivalry nationally televised. The Ravens will also have two separate Monday Night Football appearances – Week 7 in Arizona and Week 12 in Cleveland."
This fact came to me as a surprise: The current average price for Ravens-Bengals tickets is $238.28 (a 20.5 percent increase from the season average, with a get-in price of $74). That's astronomical -- I'm battling my inner-self and losing -- a home opener against a divisional rival. No doubt we're winning this match. Ask me to knock on wood, I'll tell you that my chopsticks are metallic.
Whichever game you decide to watch this season at M&T, enjoy the experience.
Oh, what match up, home or away, are you most looking forward to watching?