Top NFL Matchups Command Pricey Tickets; Football Superfans Include Pres. Obama & Lil Wayne

By Emma Gaedeke (Emma.Gaedeke@musictimes.com) | Jun 09, 2016 03:00 PM EDT
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The NFL is a league filled with celebrity quarterbacks, hard-nosed linebackers and flashy wide receivers. These three subsets of players tend to peak the interest of fans and celebrities alike. While teams have legions and legions of passionate fans, there are celebrity Superfans for each teamSamuel L. Jackson is a huge fan of the Atlanta Falcons, while Brooklyn Decker is a fan of Atlanta's NFC South foe, the NFC Champions Carolina Panthers.

Not all celebrity fans are movie or TV stars. In fact, President Obama is a passionate fan of the Chicago Bears. With the NFL moving to Los Angeles, expect celebrities to flock to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum this season. In fact, the Rams have some of the highest resale ticket prices this season. Some of the premium regular season matchups, and an overview of their respective celebrity fans, are presented below, with NFL ticket information provided by TiqIQ.

9/18/16 Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Rams | Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum | Get-in: $550

The Los Angeles Rams will play their first home game on Sunday, Sept. 18 against the Seattle Seahawks. These two teams have some very popular celebrity musician fans. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are notable Seattle Seahawks fans while Nelly has been a huge fans of the Rams. Fans should act quickly if they want to secure tickets for this match-up. On TiqIQ, Seahawks vs. Rams tickets start at $550, which is the highest get-in ticket price this season.

11/13/16 Seattle Seahawks at New England Patriots | Gillette Stadium | Get-in: $345

The Seattle Seahawks will travel to Gillette Stadium to face the New England Patriots in a Super Bowl 49 rematch. Super Bowl 49 was arguably one of the most entertaining games in recent memory, so expect an emotional battle between these two teams. These two teams have some of interesting celebrity fans in sports. The Patriots' key fans include Mark Wahlberg and Matt Damon while Seattle's main fans include the aforementioned Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. Seahawks vs. Patriots tickets start at $345, which is New England's most expensive get-in ticket price at home this season.

11/13/16 Dallas Cowboys at Pittsburgh Steelers | Heinz Field | Get-in: $319

The Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers have a storied rivalry that dates back to the 1950s. These two teams have some of the most famous fans in the sports and entertainment business. Main Cowboys fans include Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and LeBron James. Pittsburgh's main fans include Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg. Cowboys vs. Steelers tickets start at $319, which is Pittsburgh's highest get-in ticket price at home this season. Cowboys fans traveling to this game can find great travel options on Hipmunk. On Hipmunk, flights to Pittsburgh, from Dallas, start at $235.

9/18/16 Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings | US Bank Stadium | Get-in: $318

The Minnesota Vikings will open U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 18 against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. Expect superfan, Al Franken to be in attendance. Some of Green Bay's super fans, namely Lil Wayne and Justin Timberlake, may attend this pivotal NFC North matchup. Packers vs. Vikings tickets start at $318, which is Minnesota's highest get-in ticket price during the regular season. Fans that need hotel accommodations should check out Hipmunk. On Hipmunk, hotels in Minneapolis start at $76.

9/8/16 Carolina Panthers at Denver Broncos | Sports Authority Field | Get-in: $278

A rematch of last year's Super Bowl will take place on Opening Night as the Carolina Panthers travel to Denver to face the reigning Super Bowl champion Broncos. Denver Broncos super fans Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of South Park, could be in attendance. Denver embarrassed Cam Newton and Co. in Super Bowl 50; Super Bowl MVP Von Miller was all over Newton and registered five solo tackles, 2.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles. Expect some fireworks on opening night between these two teams.

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