"Wealthy" Bay Area 49ers Fans Scoop Up New Stadium Luxury Boxes

Super Bowl tickets come at cost of $80,000 seat licenses

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    This is how the stadium looked on the day of the topping off ceremony Dec. 6, 2012.

    The boom is on for luxury boxes at the San Francisco 49ers' new stadium in Santa Clara.

    Team officials said Wednesday that "95 percent" of the $80,000 seats -- of which there were 900 -- were sold, and the remaining few dozen will sell out within the next few weeks, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

    The seats are the second-priciest in the league, behind the Dallas Cowboys's $150,000 club seating.

    Buyers of the 49ers seats get exclusive access to "stand behind coach Jim Harbaugh" -- and they also get Super Bowl tickets for Sunday's game, the newspaper reported.

    The team has sold $68 million in seat licenses for the seating at the 50-yard line. The stadium opens in 2014.

    Seat licenses are required before anyone can purchase season tickets. A license runs between $2,000 and $30,000, and season tickets then cost $875 to $3,500.

    Some lower-income fans --- some, like Lisa Rebrovich, who has been going to games since the team played at Kezar Stadium in Golden Gate Park -- say that the seats are too expensive.

    Season-ticket holders were not offered the opportunity to buy Super Bowl tickets at face value.