While the country suffers from a recession, did the Superbowl suffer? I say “no,” and I was a business major in college. Financial disappointments of the Superbowl are not from the recession, but from unrealistic expectations.
Ticket prices for Superbowl XLIII were down twenty percent from last year. This makes sense considering last year two major market teams, one undefeated and one hot since a dramatic Week 17 loss to the aforementioned team, drew higher ticket prices then a game with one major market team and one unloved franchise.