OK, so I am a season ticketholder, and Im wondering how the NFL and the franchises work out the distribution of SB tix?
Here's how it works, according to 'Seat Geek'.
The NFL holds a lottery every year for the right to purchase up to 2 of the 500 Super Bowl tickets that are allocated to the lottery. If you are one of the lucky few to win the lottery, you are eligible to buy up to two Super Bowl tickets for face value.
The annual lottery only accounts for around 500 tickets. The majority of Super Bowl tickets, approximately 75%, are allocated to NFL teams. The two Super Bowl teams tickets each clock in around 17.5% of the total, the team hosting the Super Bowl receives around 5% of the tickets and the rest of NFL teams each receive just over 1% of the tickets. Each team runs their own random lottery amongst their season ticket holders to grant the rights to purchase Super Bowl tickets from the team's allotment. Face value for Super Bowl XLV ranged from $600 to $1,200.
The remaining 25% of the tickets that are not distributed to NFL teams are distributed by the NFL to various companies that are affiliated with the NFL in one way or another (corporate sponsors, media, charities, VIPs, etc).
so my question is, who 'oversees the 'lottery' that is done by each team that goes to the SB? Does the league do it, or leave it to the franchises to work that out?
That being said, any clues on how they are distributed? Does a long time ST holder get seniority over newbies? Do the box seaster and lower level fans get a bigger advantage, or is it really just pulling stuff from a barrel, or a computer generated random program?
Does anyone ever know of someone who was a ST holder for any other teams that actually won thier lottery? Im just curious....