Across the major American sports of football, baseball, basketball, and hockey, millions of fans attend thousands of games each season. A far lesser number gets the opportunity to attend playoff games of the sport they love. Out of the major sports, there are both similarities and differences in the playoff setup for each professional league. For example, the National Football League holds weekly playoff games in a single-elimination format.
The other three major leagues all use playoff series (i.e. best out of five or seven games) to determine which team makes it to the next round (and eventually the championship). In the corollary, teams that make the playoffs are seeded to play each other based on how they performed during their respective regular seasons. This article will discuss aspects of the National Football League (NFL), Major League Baseball (MLB), Major League Soccer (MLS), National Basketball Association (NBA), and National Hockey League (NHL) playoff tickets, including prices, schedule, acquisition, and other associated topics. Check out the football schedule in 2024/2025.
Due to demand, playoff tickets in each sport are correspondingly more expensive than regular season tickets. Also, due to the nature of their availability, depending on the matchup, NFL playoff ticket prices can climb exponentially in later rounds. It’s important to remember that there will always be four (and as many as seven) championship-round games in both the NBA and NHL but only one NFL Super Bowl each year:
- Super Bowl LVII will be in Glendale, Arizona in 2023.
- Super Bowl LVIII will be in Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas in 2024.
- Super Bowl LIX will be in New Orleans, Louisiana in 2025.
Warning: there can be instances of sticker shock. Playoff ticket purchasers may be thinking, “This is the price for one game?” For better or for worse, this will always be the case and prices will continue to rise as years go by.