Tennessee Titans-Cincinnati Bengals hot ticket
NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Titans are hoping to take advantage of home-court advantage this weekend. After all, they have been better at home than on the road this season.
The environment of Nissan Stadium, however, comes at a cost, i.e. for those who create the atmosphere.
Average ticket prices for Saturday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals are the most expensive in the divisional round, according to SITix.com, at $495. That’s at least $57 more than any of the other three games and 51.8% more than the other AFC game, Buffalo at Kansas City.
Clearly, the price is not prohibitive. The Titans-Bengals game was the fourth best-selling event overall and second among NFL games this weekend, according to data from SITix. That, despite the fact that the Titans didn’t even have know your opponent until Sunday evening.
“It should be an amazing atmosphere,” coach Mike Vrabel said Monday. “It’s playoff football in January. We had incredible support throughout the season. We had a lot of support in Houston. It was really cool to see those fans who traveled there. Fortunately, we were able to reward them with a victory.
“Hopefully they are ready to come back to our stadium and have an atmosphere that helps us win on Saturday.”
A look at the average ticket prices for this weekend’s NFL Divisional Playoff games (source: SITix):
• Tennessee Titans vs. Cincinnati Bengals: $495
• Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Arizona/LA Rams: $438
• Green Bay Packers vs. San Francisco 49ers: $416
• Kansas City Chiefs vs. Buffalo Bills: $326
The Titans ranked 12th in home attendance during the regular season with an average of 68,566 tickets sold for the nine games at Nissan Stadium. It was 99.2% capacity.
It’s the third of four teams that will host divisional round games this weekend. Green Bay, the NFC’s No. 1 seed, averages 77,991 (95.8% of the ability), and Kansas City, the AFC’s No. 2, averages 73,227 (100.4% of the ability). capacity). Defending champion Tampa Bay averaged 65,372 (99.3% capacity).
It’s no coincidence that these teams were the ones with the best home records in the regular season. Green Bay was 8-0 at home. Tampa Bay was 7-1. Tennessee and Kansas City were 7-2.