The San Francisco 49ers have been to two straight NFC title games and even got to the Super Bowl in 2012. Considering Jim Harbaugh has only been calling the shots for the past two seasons, that’s a pretty good ratio for 49ers fans as they head into 2013.
The athletic Colin Kaepernick is back under center, but for the first time as the starter to begin the season. The team did lose playmaker Michael Crabtree at wide receiver, but the franchise hopes tight end Vernon Davis, wide receiver Anquan Boldin and recently signed Austin Collie can offset that loss until Crabtree can (hopefully) return in late November.
While the offense tries to do it’s part, an already elite 49ers defense should be even better in 2013. They retained versatile defensive lineman Justin Smith this off-season, while also bringing in veteran competition to push their secondary by adding Nnamdi Asomugha and Eric Wright.
Overall, the 49ers enter 2013 with Super Bowl aspirations again, which has no one being surprised that their home game ticket price is $211 on average. With that, let’s prepare for the new season by breaking down prices for San Francisco 49ers tickets against division games and prices:
- (10/13) vs. Arizona Cardinals | Avg: $142 | Get-in: $47
49ers fans are likely to witness a win here, as the Cardinals, even as they’ve improved, shouldn’t be much of a match on the road here. Either way, the price is outstanding, at 33% under the 49ers’ home game average.
- (12/1) vs. St. Louis Rams | Avg: $156 | Get-in: $45
Another nicely priced meeting, as the Rams come to town for 26% less than the season average at home. The 49ers will have a battle on their hands if this meeting is anything like the two last year, but again they get the edge at home.
- (12/8) vs. Seattle Seahawks | Avg: $243 | Get-in: $79
Seattle comes to town for San Francisco’s most expensive home division game (by far) in what is going to be an intense battle with serious weight inside the division. It could also end up playing a hand in the NFC playoff picture, yet is still just 15% above the 49ers’ home game average in 2013.
- (9/15) @ Seattle Seahawks | Avg: $473 | Get-in: $203
This game is clearly highly priced, but this is the first time the 49ers will face the Seahawks since last year, so the hype will be off the charts. It’s in Seattle, too, where the average ticket price is over $250.
- (9/26) @ St. Louis Rams | Avg: $144 | Get-in: $40
This is another tough one for the 49ers, but it’s extremely well priced. San Francisco could have a much tougher time against the Rams on the road, but at least fans won’t balk at the price tag.
- (12/29) @ Arizona Cardinals | Avg: $165 | Get-in: $44
I’m sure 49ers and Seahawks fans would have much rather preferred this matchup to be their season finale, but a division battle with the Cardinals to end the regular season will have to do. We shouldn’t be hearing many complaints, either, as its modestly priced at $165 on average, despite the potential magnitude of this matchup.