Football fans inSeattle will be bleeding green if they want to see either of two big games in the next few days. Tickets to both the Seahawks game and The Apple Cup will cost fans some major cash.
The average resale price for a seat at Monday night's Seahawks game against the New Orleans Saints are now over $400. Tickets to The Apple Cup are averaging about $137.
Ticket brokers say that makes these two games some of the most in-demand sporting events this city has seen in years.
For the Seahawks, not a lot of season ticket holders want to sell their tickets, so you have a lot of demand but not a lot of supply, said James Kimmel, the owner of Epic Seats.
He's been a ticket broker in Seattle for ten years and says this is one of the busiest times he's seen.
Everyone wants to be there, they want to be a part of the 12th Man, he said. They want to be loud, screaming, creating false starts, and seeing if the Seahawks can push their record to the best in franchise history, 11-1.
His company has sold some tickets to Monday's game as expensive as $1500 per person in a luxury suite.
It's a similar story for The Apple Cup, set for Black Friday.
Kimmel says it will cost fans more than $100 a ticket to see the rivalry game between the Huskies and the Cougars.
That's pretty expensive for a college football game, he said. Alumni from both schools want to go this game, and that's driven up the price. The new University of Washington stadium is a factor as well. People are interested to see it if they haven't seen it yet.
Fans shopping around for tickets told KING 5 they have to set limits when it comes to the price.
I'm just not going to spend a week's salary to buy a ticket, it's not going to happen, said Nathan Pritchett.
At the same time, he says it's exciting to see so much interest in the Seattle sports scene.
It's one of the hottest markets in the country, he said.
Brokers also caution that whenever there is this much interest in a game, scammers will try to take advantage of the demand by selling fake tickets. If a deal sounds too good to be true, they say, it usually is.