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Here's How Much It Costs To Attend An NFL Game in 2023

Adam Thompson for Bookies.com

Adam Thompson  | 5 mins

Here's How Much It Costs To Attend An NFL Game in 2023

It isn’t cheap going to an NFL game in person. It’s not getting any cheaper. 

For the second year in a row, Bookies.com has calculated the cost of attending NFL games at each stadium. The cost calculates what a family of four can expect to pay: four tickets, parking, four hot dogs, two beers, and two sodas. 

Cost Of Attending An NFL Game In 2023

So what can a family of four expect to pay for an NFL game in 2023? Depends on where you live, and which opponent you want to see. But on average, the hit on the wallet comes to $646.88an increase of 17% compared to last year

While concessions are holding relatively steady overall, ticket prices have surged as the general public gets back into a post-pandemic, full-time experience mindset. In general, teams finding success are becoming far more expensive to watch in person. The demand is so high, NFL tickets on the secondary markets can stretch to $500 or more for the cheapest seats in the house. 

The Las Vegas Raiders supplanted the San Francisco 49ers as the most-expensive gameday in the NFL. A family of four can expect to spend a whopping $1,381.96 – over $300 more than what Niners games cost last year as the priciest.

Meanwhile, the NFL experience can cost under $300 for a family of four at an Atlanta Falcons game. Falcons games averaged $293.10 – over $1,000 cheaper than Raiders games. The Philadelphia Eagles, Kansas Chiefs, and Buffalo Bills round out a top-four that is far above the average. Notably, Bills games last year ranked just 27th in cost at $347.10. Now it’s just under $950. 

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The Detroit Lions jumped from $393 for a family of four to $855 this season. 

For some teams, costs actually went down. The most notable drop is for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Tom Brady-less era begins in Tampa. Last year’s game costs averaged $947, the second-most. This year, it’s $459, ranking 24th.

The Los Angeles Rams (6th to 21st) and Houston Texans (8th to 28th) also saw noticeable cuts, mostly due to ticket demand. 

Cheapest Available NFL Tickets

Tickets, of course, make up the vast bulk of the cost of attending an NFL game. Getting tickets to some games is very easy, for others it’s far more difficult. 

Finding the cheapest available ticket wasn’t always easy. Less than half provide easy-to-find price charts on their own sites, and nearly all teams provide a dynamic pricing system – for example, any team that has the Dallas Cowboys on their home schedule has increased tickets prices, while any team with the Arizona Cardinals coming to town likely has lower. 

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Our totals averaged out the lowest widely available ticket cost for each home game over an entire season as of Aug. 21, 2023. By far, the Las Vegas Raiders and Philadelphia Eagles offer the priciest seats in the NFL. An average Raiders seat is over $300 now, the Eagles are just over $250. Chiefs and Bills games come in well over $200. 

By contrast, Saints tickets are available for an average of $57, the lowest in the league. Getting into Colts and Falcons games is nearly as affordable. Last year, Arizona Cardinals games ranked as the cheapest at $50. Now they’re $71.75 on average, thanks in large part to a markup of a Cowboys game. 

All but two teams have Cowboys road games as their most-expensive ticket. The 49ers priced their Dallas game at $500, compared to $150 or under for every other game. The Carolina Panthers have Cowboys tickets at $329; all other games are under $100. 

NFL Parking Lot

Nearly all NFL games are havens for tailgating, and most have massive parking lots to accommodate grills, RVs, and huge pregame parties. 

But prices varied from $24 to $100 to park your ride in a tailgating lot. The Raiders hit the triple-digit mark, with the 49ers not far behind at $90. Five teams charge at least $70 to park, with the Rams, Chargers, and Cowboys also asking a premium. 

On the flip side, the Falcons’ $24 asking price and the Dolphins’ $25 were the best values. Six other teams are priced at $30. 

Beer/Soda Costs Widely Varied

NFL teams are often secretive about concessions prices – unless they’re lowered. Bookies.com reached out to teams and used other local sources for our preseason price charts. Generally speaking, concessions prices didn’t see across-the-board increases, at least compared to tickets. 

We took beer prices and converted them all to 16-ounce size. The cost still varies wildly for a couple of pops. By far, Los Angeles and SoFi Stadium charge the most for some suds. Two beers will set you back nearly $30. 

The 49ers, Buccaneers, Jaguars, Eagles, and Bears also ask way more than the league average. You can get the same cup for less than half the cost at games in Detroit, New York, and Miami. 

Soda prices are far less volatile. Two 20-ounce sodas cost $14.40 in Vegas and in Cincinnati, the highest marks. You’ll pay a fraction of that for the same drink in Baltimore and Atlanta, which offer the cheapest sodas for the second year in a row. 

Hot Dogs Prices Hold Steady

Nobody can compete with the Falcons for hot dog prices. Their $2 dogs are synonymous with games in Atlanta at this point. At many NFL stadiums, the cost is nearly tripled. In fact, you’ll spend nearly four times as much for a dog in Buffalo and Tampa Bay. Minnesota, Green Bay, and Pittsburgh charge well over the league average, too. 

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About the Author

Adam Thompson for Bookies.com
Adam Thompson
NFL writer and expert Adam Thompson joined Bookies.com in 2019 after a successful run as senior handicapper for SportsLine and CBSSports.com. He's long been established as one of the nation's premier handicappers, specializing in the NFL where he's hit on more than 60% over the past three years. Adam's NBA, PGA and horse racing picks have also produced major winners over the last 12 months. His customized NFL and NBA odds for players and teams have been picked up by hundreds of websites over the past year.