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Super Bowl premium tickets double to $2,600



NEW YORK (AP) — Super Bowl fans can prepare to pay double for the best seats.

The NFL says the highest-priced tickets will be about $2,600 each for 9,000 premium seats for the Super Bowl on Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

That’s more than twice the $1,250 cost for similar tickets at last year’s Super Bowl in New Orleans.

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy says ticket prices haven’t been finalized, but the league is considering ways to “close the gap between the face value of the ticket and its true value as reflected on the secondary market.”

The next tier of seats is expected to go for $1,500 compared to $950 in New Orleans. McCarthy says 40 percent of general admission seats will be under $1,000.

The Wall Street Journal first reported the increase in ticket prices.