By Alan Snel of LVSportsBiz.com
Once again, secondary market ticket prices for Las Vegas Raiders home games are the most expensive in the National Football League.
A year after the Raiders generated the most ticket revenue in the NFL ($119 million), TicketIQ says the team has the most expensive average price in the secondary market at $691. That’s $10 more than the Tampa Bay Bucs and more than $150 than the next three teams (division rivals Denver Broncos, $540), Patriots ($521) and Packers ($517).
Keep in mind that ticket revenue does not include secondary market tickets. The $119 is based on the original tickets sold by the Raiders to the purchaser.
Here’s the TicketIQ chart showing the 10 most expensive NFL teams for secondary market ticket prices, led by the Raiders.
TicketIQ’s Jesse Lawrence noted that the average secondary market ticket price in 2022 is up from $578 in 2021 and $246 from last season in Oakland.
Raiders games at Allegiant Stadium are destination events for many NFL fans outside of the Las Vegas market, so there is a busy ticket dealer scene. Raiders owner Mark Davis estimated that 50 to 55 percent of season ticket holders come from the Las Vegas market, with the rest coming from Southern California (12 to 15 percent), Northern California (12 to 15%) and other parts of the country.
If you look The TicketIQ Raiders page, you’ll notice the starting price to enter Allegiant Stadium is $301 for the season opener against the Arizona Cardinals on September 18.
On Saturday, the Raiders practiced indoors at their huge field at team headquarters across from Henderson Executive Airport, just three miles east of Interstate 15 in the South Valley.
The Raiders and Jacksonville Jaguars play the NFL’s first preseason game in Canton, Ohio on Thursday.
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr said of Kyler Murray that he should just eliminate distractions and go play some football.
Carr also noted that his hair won’t be bushy like last year and he declined to say how much time he spends per week watching a movie.
Raiders lineman Alex Leatherwood followed Carr and noted there was “good competition” on the O line for starting jobs. He noted that since coming from Alabama, he’s used to competing.
Second-year cornerback Nate Hobbs wrapped up the media session. He noted that “it’s a blessing and an honor” to compete against Raiders quarterback Derek Carr in practice.