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

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

By Chris Roberts
|  Thursday, Jan 31, 2013  |  Updated 1:46 PM PDT
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This is how the stadium looked on the day of the topping off ceremony Dec. 6, 2012.

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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.

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