How Much Are Tickets for Super Bowl 2021? Cheapest and Most Expensive Seats for Bucs vs. Chiefs

Landing a ticket to the Super Bowl is both a difficult and extremely expensive exercise at the best of times—and the final act of the most unprecedented NFL season in living memory is no different.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the first team in NFL history to play the Super Bowl in their own stadium, but only a selected few Bucs fans will be able to attend the matchup against Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV on February 7.

The social distancing measures in place because of the coronavirus pandemic means only 22,000 fans will be allowed inside Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, next month.

Raymond James Stadium has a capacity of 65,000, which can be expanded to 75,000 for special events. Over 70,000 fans attended the previous two Super Bowls staged at the venue—Super Bowl XXXV in 2001 and Super Bowl XLIII eight years later.

Aside from the reduced capacity, several of the NFL's partners will have access to tickets, meaning fans wishing to attend have limited and expensive options.

Where are tickets for Super Bowl LV being sold?

Tickets for Super Bowl LV on February 7 are on sale through NFL's On Location Experiences website, the league's official hospitality partner and the only official channel to purchase Super Bowl tickets.

Three separate options are available on the website, a so-called "All Locations" tab that lists all the seats available within Raymond James Stadium, as well as tailored packages for both Bucs and Chiefs fans. Tickets are also available via NFL Ticket Exchange, the NFL's official reselling website, as well as secondary market websites such as StubHub, SeatGeek and Vivid Seats. However, expect to pay a premium for tickets sold on third-party resellers.

How much are tickets for Super Bowl LV?

The starting price for tickets in the "All Locations" option is $7,225 per person, while both team-specific ticket packages start at $7,226.

The cheapest tickets are for the upper tiers of Raymond James Stadium, while a ticket behind one of the end zones costs $13,600. If you want a seat just behind either sideline, be prepared to shell out in the region of $24,000 to $25,000.

On SeatGeek price starts at $6,249 for a ticket in the upper tier, while a touchline ticket costs up to $79,206. On StubHub, meanwhile, prices range from $6,629 to $50,600 and on VividSeat tickets go from $6,743 for a seat in the upper tier to $51,087 for a sideline seat.

Prices for executive suits exceed $250,000 on all three websites.

While ticket prices on secondary market websites remain exorbitant, according to online marketplace TicketIQ they have actually declined since Sunday when the Bucs and Chiefs were confirmed as the two teams contesting Super Bowl LV.

The cheapest ticket on the secondary market cost $8,613 earlier this week, making this year's Super Bowl the second-most expensive to attend over the last 10 years behind only Super Bowl XLIX which pitted the New England Patriots against the Seattle Seahawks at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, six years ago.

Prices, however, have fallen by 26 percent since their peak, partly as the number of tickets available has tripled since Sunday.

How many fans are allowed at Super Bowl LV?

The coronavirus pandemic means the traditional sight of a packed stadium on Super Bowl Sunday will be nothing but a distant memory this year. Last week, the NFL confirmed approximately 22,000 fans will be in attendance, including 7,500 vaccinated healthcare workers, who have received free tickets and will be guests of the league.

"These dedicated health care workers continue to put their own lives at risk to serve others, and we owe them our ongoing gratitude," NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement.

"We hope in a small way that this initiative will inspire our country and recognize these true American heroes. This is also an opportunity to promote the importance of vaccination and appropriate health practices, including wearing masks in public settings."

Raymond James Stadium
A general view of Raymond James Stadium during a game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Atlanta Falcons at Raymond James Stadium on January 3 in Tampa, Florida. Raymond James Stadium will host Super Bowl LV on February 7. Mike Ehrmann/Getty