Do you know how much it really costs to be an NFL fan, or how much you would pay to attend one game?
For a family of four, the Fan Cost Index calculates the total cost of 4 average-price tickets, 2 beers, 4 soft drinks, 4 hot dogs, 2 caps, and parking pass.
This, however, is based upon face value prices – in other words, it applies to a very small fraction (less than 1%) of all NFL fans in the U.S.
Average NFL football fans, on the other hand, are used to paying secondary market rates which are mostly much, much higher than face value.
So if you substitute resale prices for face value, the Fan Cost Index for the 2015 season goes from a manageable $481 to a very unmanageable $900. This is the real cost index.
See what your real costs are at nflcheapskate.com.