America’s Team is alive and well. Even on the secondary ticket market.
But critics that constantly bemoan owner Jerry Jones for pricing the common out of AT&T Stadium take note: The Cowboys do not have the most expensive seats in the NFL.
According to statistics provided by secondary ticket broker Vivid Seats, the Cowboys this season have only the 6th-most expensive seat for home games at a median price of $240 a pop. Buying a ticket on the secondary market to see games in Seattle ($421), New England ($355), Denver ($337), Green Bay ($306) and Chicago ($290) will cost you more.
The Chiefs have the lowest ticket price at a modest $102 per home game.
Tickets to the Cowboys’ Sunday night season-opener in Arlington against the Giants are going for $250. In fact, only one home game is soaring over $300 – Oct. 11 against the defending Super Bowl champion Patriots ($415). Tickets to the Sept. 27 game against the Falcons can be found at around $176.
On the road, not surprisingly, the Cowboys are still a huge draw that escalates ticket prices. Only the Packers affect tickets more away from home. When Green Bay comes to town the home team’s secondary-market tickets go up 66 percent, just ahead of the Cowboys at 54 percent. The Jaguars lower prices more than any other team, with tickets declining 26 percent upon their road games.
According to Vivid, the Cowboys’ most anticipated road game of the season will be Oct. 4 in New Orleans. Tickets to that Sunday Night game are experiencing a 101 percent increase.
Bottom line: Your cheapest ticket to a Cowboys’ game in 2015 will be to buy one on the secondary for Atlanta’s visit in three weeks. Happy spending!
A native Texan who was born in Duncanville and graduated from UT-Arlington, Richie Whitt has been a mainstay in the Metroplex media since 1986. He’s held prominent roles on all media platforms including newspaper (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer), radio (105.3 The Fan) and TV (co-host on TXA 21 and numerous guest appearances, including NBC 5). He lives in McKinney with his wife, Sybil, and two very spoiled dogs.