The Seattle Seahawks have hit the big time. As the NFL’s defending Super Bowl champs, the Seahawks are consistently viewed as one of the league’s best teams – if not the best – and will enter the 2014 season as legit candidates to get back to the Super Bowl to defend their title.
The 12th Man in Seattle has been a huge part of the ride, and Seattle’s loyal fans have willingly paid a pretty penny to be a part of the success. That’s why no one has been shocked at a price increase for Seattle Seahawks tickets - especially when it comes to home games.
The season opener has been no stranger to the price spike, either, as fans have grown more and more excited with an improving winner over the past three years. Seattle’s clash with the Green Bay Packers on September 4th is Seattle’s most expensive home opener over the last three years, and for plenty good reason.
Not only do the Hawks go up against the team they topped in the infamous “Fail Mary” game, but they join with Aaron Rodgers and co. to kick-off the NFL season with the first game of the year, as well.
Being the Super Bowl champs naturally plays into it, too, as fans will have to pay $553 on average to watch this contest live, while the get-in tag is $211. That’s a steady rise from the previous two seasons, when fans had to pay $426 (2012) and $350 (2011) when Seattle opened the season against the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys, respectively.
The price going up has been a natural progression, just as has been Seattle’s own success. A borderline playoff team just three years ago, head coach Pete Carroll wisely invested in quarterback Russell Wilson, who helped the team to an encouraging 11-5 finish in 2012, as well as a playoff appearance. The hype train got going early in 2013 with Seattle’s much anticipated clash with the division rival 49ers, while their demolition of the Broncos in the Super Bowl has sent the team (and their ticket prices) to new heights.
The Packers are a stiff test and a nice measuring stick to open 2014 with, as the gritty Seahawks try to open up their title defense with a hot start. Seattle should have a good chance to dispatch the Pack on their own turf, however, as they return all of their key starters and even have explosive wide receiver Percy Harvin healthy to get the year started.