The 49ers aren’t just on the list for the most expensive games to see in person in 2022. They actually play the most expensive game to attend this season!
If you’re planning on attending the San Francisco 49ers’ Week 17 road matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada, you better prepare yourself to spend some big bucks.
Like, a lot.
The folks over at ESPN compiled a post-NFL schedule release list of this year’s most expensive games to attend, using data compiled from VividSeats that tracks the average price of tickets sold thus far.
And this New Year’s Day matchup between the Niners and their former Bay Area rivals doesn’t just make the top five, it’s the No. 1 most expensive game of the year.
49ers vs. Raiders in Week 17 will cost you an average of over $600 per ticket
Yes, you read that right: over $600 per ticket, on average.
To be precise, the data suggests tickets are averaging out at $603 so far, more than quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers visiting quarterback Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2021 NFC Championship game grudge match ($535). More than the Dallas Cowboys traveling to Green Bay in Week 10 ($488), and it’s more than the Bucs visiting those same Cowboys in Week 1, too ($472).
And as far as now-Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson coming home to face his former team, the Seattle Seahawks?
Well, that’s fifth on the list with average ticket prices costing $451.
We can probably come away with a couple of conclusions here.
First, the old geographical rivalry between the 49ers and Raiders hasn’t exactly died away completely, and the two teams haven’t squared off in a regular-season game since 2018. Second, and arguably even more telling, it can be awfully expensive to seek out entertainment of this caliber in Sin City.
So, if you’re on a budget and need to save some cash, it might be a smart play to simply watch this highly anticipated late-season matchup from the comforts of home.