TicketIQ is a ticket search engine that provides ticket-buying options from different markets, including the National Football League games.
This morning (September 8), the founder and chief executive of the company, Jesse Lawrence, appeared on the business channel, CNBC, and gave his outlook for ticket prices in the NFL this year, based on statistics to date.
After listing the most expensive games this year, he was asked about the cheapest ticket this season. He said it was the Chargers. Prices in secondary and primary markets are down 25 percent this year, he said. He cited the "negative sentiment" about the Chargers franchise. "There is a lot of uncertainty" about the Chargers' future in San Diego, said Lawrence.
He was asked if the Los Angeles Rams games will take attendance away from San Diego. He didn't think that would be a big factor in the expected San Diego decline.
The priciest ticket will be the first game in which Tom Brady returns in a game at the home of the New England Patriots. That is going for more than $800. Two of the three priciest games are ones in which Brady returns. (Brady is suspended for early games because of an alleged caper called "Deflategate.")