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Patriots-Rams Super Bowl Match-Up Sends Ticket Prices Plummeting

Mercedes-Benz Stadium is seen in this aerial photo in Atlanta. The stadium will be the site of Super Bowl LIII on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019.
Mercedes-Benz Stadium is seen in this aerial photo in Atlanta. The stadium will be the site of Super Bowl LIII on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019.
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Football fans are underwhelmed by the Super Bowl LIII matchup in Atlanta between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams, according to TicketIQ, an aggregator of ticket-buying options on the primary and secondary markets.

TicketIQ reported Tuesday that prices for tickets to the Big Game set for Feb. 3 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium have declined 17 percent since Sunday’s conference championship victories — the Patriots and Rams defeating the Kansas City Chiefs and New Orleans Saints, respectively. Also, the inventory of available Super Bowl tickets on the secondary market hasn’t been this high since 2016.

TicketIQ founder Jesse Lawrence called the Patriots-Rams match-up a “worst-case” demand scenario because the Patriots are in the Super Bowl for the fifth time this decade, a recipe for fatigue among the team’s fans, while the Rams lack a fan base known for travel.

Read the full story at the Atlanta Business Chronicle >>