The sport of soccer may not typically see the same level of popularity in the United States as it does internationally, but that certainly hasn’t been the case this month as Copa America Centenario, the special centennial edition of Copa America, takes place on American soil for the first time.
With a chance to see some of South America’s top soccer players– such as Colombia’s James Rodriguez of Real Madrid, Argentina’s Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona and Uruguay’s Luis Suárez, also of FC Barcelona– fans are paying a premium to see these stars perform in their own backyard.
According to data from the TicketNetwork Exchange, the current average ticket price for Copa America matches from both the group stage and quarter-finals is $146. However, there were sizable differences in ticket prices when it came to the four different groups in the tournament’s opening round. Group D, which consisted of Panama, Bolivia, Argentina, and Chile, featured the highest average sold price at $154. Group C, which featured Jamaica, Venezuela, Mexico, and Uruguay, had the lowest average sold price at $133.
Individual games in group matches also demanded significantly different ticket prices. Jamaica and Venezuela faced-off last week at Soldier Field in Chicago and fans only paid $37, on average, for tickets to the match. When Argentina and Chile competed against each other at Levi’s Stadium outside of San Francisco on June 6, fans paid an average price of $236 per ticket, a whopping difference of $199 between the two games.
Ten stadiums across the country are hosting Copa America matches, and ticket prices vary greatly based on the stadium. So far, MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ has been demanding the highest ticket prices, with an average sold price of $243 per ticket. On the other end of the spectrum, Camping World Stadium in Orlando, FL commanded the lowest ticket price, with an average sold price of $129. The vast difference in ticket prices can be attributed to stadium usage in the later rounds of the tournament. While Camping World Stadium only hosted games of the group stage, MetLife Stadium is set to host the quarter-final match between Peru and Colombia on June 17 and the Final on June 26. As one would
expect, games for the later rounds of Copa America demand higher ticket prices.
Although the group stage of Copa America Centenario has wrapped up, fans can still purchase tickets for the quarter-finals, semi-finals, third place play-off, and the Final at TicketNetwork.com. Save 5% on your order with promo code TSD5.