The Arizona Cardinals will kick off the season Sept. 8 with a brand-new coach and Kyler Murray, the top pick in this year’s NFL Draft — but it hasn’t revved up a lot of interest among fans.
Tickets to the Cardinals’ season opener at State Farm Stadium against the Detroit Lions are the cheapest on the secondary market compared to all of the Week 1 National Football League games, according to data released Wednesday from ticket marketplace TickPick.
The average price for Sunday’s game is $87.31, which is 172% cheaper than the Week 1 average across the NFL of $237.22, according to TickPick.
Last season the Cardinals had the worst record in the NFL at 3-13. That led to the firing of head coach Steve Wilks, who was later replaced by Kliff Kingsbury, just weeks after he was fired as the head coach of Texas Tech University.
Some tickets for Sunday’s game are available on TickPick, StubHub, Ticketmaster and other ticket-resale sites for as low as $20. Buying a ticket to the Cardinals-Lions game in the lower bowl, near the 50-yard line will cost consumers around the average NFL Week 1 secondary market price.
There are also plenty of tickets available for purchase straight from the Cardinals, according to its website.
Both the Cardinals and the NFL as a whole, have seen game attendance drop over the past few seasons. Last year the Arizona Cardinals saw attendance drop 3.34% from the 2017 season. The average 2018 home game crowd at State Farm Stadium in Glendale was 62,013. The stadium has a capacity of 64,000.