How to Buy and Sell NFL Tickets

Nov 13, 2023


Emily Kho

Taylor and Travis, "NFL Man" and jam-packed international games — the 2023 NFL season is one for the books on and off the field. If you're looking to get into the mix, you might be asking: “How do I know the best time to buy tickets?” and “How do I know which ticket marketplace I can trust?” 

Fortunately, as the NFL season unfolds, SeatGeek is the ultimate solution for all your NFL ticketing needs. We’re here to guide you through the process of buying and selling NFL tickets on SeatGeek’s website, mobile app and iOS platform and answer any questions you may have about our ticketing process. 

Whether you’re a die-hard football enthusiast or just entering the NFL world thanks to the world's biggest pop-star and influencer, this comprehensive guide will ensure you never miss a moment of NFL action! We're here to help old and new fans alike.

First of all, can I trust SeatGeek?

Before diving into the ticket-buying process, it’s crucial to establish trust in the platform you’re using. If you ask yourself, “Can I trust the tickets on SeatGeek?” The short answer is YES. 

SeatGeek has a repertoire of primary market NFL clients like the Dallas Cowboys, Arizona Cardinals and Washington Commanders, who trust us to provide the best-in-class ticketing experience for fans. You can read more about our partnerships with NFL teams here

As for the secondary ticket marketplace, tickets come from various sellers, including licensed ticket brokers, fellow fans and official stadium box offices. When you buy NFL tickets with SeatGeek, you are buying tickets from reliable sources that are backed by Buyers Guarantee protection. 

So, what is a Buyers Guarantee? Buyers Guarantee means that when you purchase a ticket from SeatGeek, you are covered in times of uncertainty. SeatGeek is prepared for any scenario, including game cancellations, postponements and obstructed seat views. If you receive a ticket that differs from the one you paid for, we’ll make it right.

How can I buy NFL tickets on SeatGeek?

SeatGeek offers a seamless experience across multiple platforms, including the website on desktop, on iOS and the SeatGeek app. Each option provides equal access to various NFL tickets, but downloading the SeatGeek app offers the added benefit of expediting your energy to the stadium on game day!

Buying NFL Tickets on Desktop

  1. Once on SeatGeek’s homepage, you can easily search for the NFL game you want to attend. Enter the NFL team into the search bar and select the team name. 

  2. When you arrive on the NFL team’s page, you will be shown a list of upcoming games. Simply click on the game you want to attend to view a list of available seats. 

  3. We recommend using the filters at the top of the page to refine your search (i.e., "50 Yard Line" and "Endzone"). Once you’ve chosen the tickets you want to purchase, you can check your view with the interactive seat map on the right. 

  4. Now, select how many tickets you need and head to checkout, where you will input your billing information. You will receive an email with your tickets when your purchase is complete! 

Buying NFL Tickets on iOS

  1. Similar to using a desktop, head to SeatGeek’s homepage and type in the name of the NFL team or game you wish to attend. When you select the NFL team, you will be taken to a full list of their upcoming games. 

  2. When you see a game that spikes your interest, click on the game and you will be taken to a new page to view a list of available seats. You can also search by using the interactive seat map on the top of the page. 

  3. When you find the perfect seats, click ‘Go to checkout’ and complete the billing process. 

  4. You will receive an email with your tickets when your purchase is complete. 

Buying NFL Tickets on SeatGeek’s App

  1. Start by downloading the SeatGeek app on your mobile device. 

  2. Once logged in, you will see a magnifying glass at the bottom of the app where you can enter the name of your favorite NFL team. 

  3. When you select the team, you will be shown a full list of upcoming games. Simply choose the game you wish to attend to view the available seats. 

  4. You can search for the perfect seats using filters or the interactive seat map. Once you’ve chosen the seats of your liking, select ‘continue’ to be taken through the checkout process.

  5. Within the app checkout, you can pay with Apple Pay, pay in installments or enter your desired payment method. You will receive the tickets within your app when the payment is complete!

How much are NFL tickets?

NFL ticket prices can vary significantly depending on several factors, including the matchup, venue, point in the season and seat location. To give you an idea of the price range, let’s look at ticket prices for some top NFL teams, including the Kansas City Chiefs, Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers.

As Super Bowl LVII champions, tickets for Chiefs games are in high demand especially when facing rival teams. Prices typically start around $87.00 for upper stadium seats, with higher pricing for sections like club seats and the Chiefs sideline. The average price of Kansas City Chiefs tickets is around $500.00. 

As one of the most popular NFL teams, the Dallas Cowboys often command higher ticket prices. However, SeatGeek provides a range of ticket options to suit different budgets. Dallas Cowboys tickets typically start around $35.00, with an average price of $500.00. 

The San Francisco 49ers offer a fantastic fan experience at Levi’s Stadium. Ticket prices start around $50.00, with an average price of $400.00. 

How can I buy cheap NFL tickets?

For budget-conscious fans looking for cheap NFL tickets, SeatGeek offers a valuable feature called the “Deal Score.” This feature helps you find the best deals on tickets in any stadium section, ensuring you get the most value for your money. Next to each seat, you will see a number from 1-10, with 10 being the best deal. 

Aside from the Deal Score, SeatGeek offers filters allowing seamless searching. Simply select ‘low prices’ to see the cheapest tickets at any game. You can also select ‘include fees’ to avoid additional fees at checkout. 

Some additional options include buying tickets to preseason or looking for NFL teams with lower ticket prices than the rest. For example, this season, the Houston Texans, Arizona Cardinals and Tennessee Titans saw prices as low as $19.00 for upper stadium seating. 

If you don’t see a price that fits your budget, don’t fret! You can track any event by clicking the heart on the event page. When the price drops, we will notify you.

Can I sell my NFL tickets?

If you buy NFL tickets and cannot attend the game, SeatGeek has you covered. We understand that life can be unpredictable, and it’s important for you to have options in times of emergency. In such cases, SeatGeek offers a straightforward process for selling your NFL tickets on the platform. 

First, you’ll need to visit the tickets area of SeatGeek’s website or mobile app, where you can start the selling process. Once you list your tickets, SeatGeek will show you how much you will get paid from the listing and recommend prices if you are unsure how much to sell for. Please check out our help center or contact customer service if you have any questions. SeatGeek is dedicated to making your buying or selling experience seamless. 

We want your ticket buying or selling experience on SeatGeek to be easy, whether you're used to the process or entirely new to the world of NFL tickets.