DENVER (CBS4) – Tickets for Sunday’s Broncos game sold out in 10 minutes on Monday and people still looking for tickets must be willing to pay high prices.
Fans are being warned to stay away from websites like Craigslist where the deals that seem too good to be true, likely are.
“I don’t care how much I pay, I just want an actual ticket,” said Broncos fan Anna Nguyn.
Nguyn wanted two tickets to Sunday’s game but only got one in the one of the last rows of the stadium. The seat is normally worth $90 but sold for $360 on Ticketmaster.com Monday morning.
“I’ll have to take that one because it’s like a Super Bowl to me,” said Nguyn.
Seats like hers are already reselling for $600 online.
On the secondary market ticket prices are 400 percent above face value and rising.
“It’s a premium product, a premium game, and a premium price and people are able to get that price,” said Andrew Petraitis, a director at MileHighTickets.com.
Petraitis says Sunday’s AFC championship game could be one of the most difficult to get tickets for in Broncos team history.
“I think there’s an opportunity to make money and I think it’s a good opportunity for fans to see their team before the Super Bowl,” said Petraitis.
Single seats on the club level are selling for nearly $2,800. Brokers said with good weather prices could climb even higher in the days before kickoff.
“All the fans are coming out of the woodworks. People who haven’t gone to a game in years are going to see Peyton Manning and it’s just more popular than it’s ever been,” said Petraitis.
Fans who went to the stadium on Monday looking for tickets were told there may be some that go on sale Tuesday. However it’s unclear how many will be available if any.