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Cost of Super Bowl tickets, travel on the rise

This year’s Super Bowl will be held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

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This year’s Super Bowl will be held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

New England Patriots fans hoping to attend the team’s Super Bowl rematch with the New York Giants are going to have to shell out: the cheapest tickets into Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis are already going for more than $2,000, and round-trip flights from Boston average $800.

“Tickets are flying out the door and ticket prices are going to continue moving up,” said Jim Holzman, chief executive of Ace Ticket, the Patriot’s official travel partner. “We’ve sold 50-yard-line seats for $7,500.”

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Ace Tickets also powers the Boston Globe’s online sports ticketing platform on

Holzman said he expects tickets to this Super Bowl to meet, if not exceed, prices fans paid to watch last year’s match-up in Texas between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Tickets to that game sold for more than $4,000 at the end.

Patriots fans, Holzman said, are eager for a rematch with the Giants, who won the Super Bowl four years ago, ruining an otherwise perfect Pats season

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“The greatest rivalry in sports, Boston versus New York, is back,” Holzman said. “The revenge factor: we all want a chance to redeem ourselves.”

Round-trip flights between Boston and Indianapolis are $790 on average, according to, more than double what they normally are at this time of year, Non-stop flights out of Logan International Airport are running $1,900 on Delta Air Lines.

All the hotel rooms in downtown Indianapolis have been scooped up by the National Football League. Fans in need of lodging can expect to pay about $500 a night for rooms 15 miles outside the city – which normally go for $85 on weekends – and will have to pay about $150 for rooms 30 miles outside the city.

Those looking to save a few bucks might want to consider flying into Chicago, about $180 round trip from Boston, and make the 2 ½ hour drive to Lafayette, Ind., where hotels are going for about $135 a night. From there, it’s a 60-mile drive to Indianapolis.

Erin Ailworth can be reached at Follow her on Twitter @ailworth.
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