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    Here’s how much Super Bowl tickets cost right now

    Workers installed a logo outside Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
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    Workers installed a logo outside Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

    Tickets to the Super Bowl might not be as expensive as they could have been.

    Jesse Lawrence, the founder of TicketIQ.com, describes it as a “worst-case demand scenario” for the game because the New England Patriots will be returning (once again) to play in the championship, and the Los Angeles Rams are “without a rooted fan base known for travel.”

    “As the result, prices are down, and likely to continue dropping,” Lawrence said. “The Chiefs-Saints would have been the highest demand scenario.”

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    As of Wednesday, the average ticket price for the Feb. 3 game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta was $7,000, and the cheapest ticket was $2,800 (for a seat in the upper end zone), according to TicketIQ.com.

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    The website also noted that the quantity of tickets available on the secondary market was at a three-year high.

    “While ticket prices remain amongst the most expensive we’ve tracked,” Lawrence said, “quantity is at a three-year high and demand remains below average, which would suggest prices are poised to come down.”

    On Wednesday morning, prices on NFL Ticket Exchange ranged from $3,250 (for a seat in the upper corner of the stadium) to as much as $30,000 (which includes pregame hospitality and a great view of the field).

    On Ace Ticket’s website, prices were starting as low as $2,947 for a ticket in the upper level of the end zone “and go as high as $6,500 or more for some of the very best,” Ace Ticket spokesman Ryan Kelley said.

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    The most expensive seating option listed on Ace Ticket’s website Wednesday was priced at $249,000.

    “That’s actually a full private suite,” Kelley said. “It can hold up to 26 people, comes with complimentary food and beverage, and has private restrooms.”

    That $249,000 price tag would cover the cost of admission for a group of 26 people (or approximately $9,576 per person), Kelley said.

    So what makes the expensive seats so special?

    “Most seats in that $10,000+ plus range are Premium Club Seating,” Kelley explained. “They’re phenomenal seats for a few different reasons. First, [they’re] located within 30 rows of the field and between the 20 yard lines, they offer the very best sight-lines of the game. The seats themselves are cushioned, larger than a regular stadium seat, and come with a lot more legroom.”

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    Those ticket holders also get access to premium club lounges before, during, and after the game, Kelley said.

    Emily Sweeney can be reached at esweeney@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @emilysweeney.