Suites commanding record prices

Updated: September 9, 2013, 5:41 PM ET
By Darren Rovell | ESPN.com

Those who are looking to secure suites at MetLife Stadium for this season's Super Bowl will be looking at record prices.

A suite that comes with 30 tickets -- 24 with seats and six standing room tickets -- is listed at $472,996 on RazorGator.com, and that's the cheapest option. At least it also comes with food and an open bar. The highest listed price, also on RazorGator.com, is $945,992.

The best Super Bowl suites can usually be had for $175,000, but New York is a different story, especially with the possibility of inclement weather for the first-ever outdoor, cold weather Super Bowl. The Farmers' Almanac predicts that a winter storm will hit the Northeast around Feb. 2, the day of the game.

"If you are a corporation and you're using the Super Bowl to entertain clients or do deals, you're not going to want to be sitting out there when it's 10 below," said Chris Matcovich, vice president of data and communications for TiqIQ, a ticket listing aggregator site that shows 13 suites available on the market.

Matcovich says that he thinks the prices of the suites being listed will hold up.

"I think there's going to be huge demand," Matcovich said. "It could even go up from here."

A source connected with one ticket broker told ESPN.com that it's not a stretch. Within the last two months, one 24-ticket suite sold for $750,000, the source said.

Ram Silverman, of Texas-based Golden Tickets, is shopping around a couple of suites to which he has access. His prices for a fully catered suite that comes with 30 tickets range from $650,000 to $800,000.

"The asking price for some of these suites is three to four times what they've been for any other Super Bowl," Silverman said. "There's obviously a lot of corporate money in New York, but it also has to do with the fact that there's not that many available on the market."

Silverman, who said the most he ever sold a Super Bowl suite for was $225,000, isn't sure whether the listed prices will hold since the prices are so groundbreaking.

Suiteholders for New York Giants or New York Jets games don't have access to their suites for the Super Bowl. The only way to get a suite is to buy one from the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee. While prices have not been made public, the 28 sponsors of the committee -- which include Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, Citi, Pepsi, Bud Light and Verizon -- got suites and paid more than $1 million for the sponsorships.

Darren Rovell | email

ESPN.com Sports Business reporter

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