The Baltimore Ravens are hosting the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday in a highly-anticipated AFC Championship matchup between two of the most athletic and must-see quarterbacks in the NFL to compete for a trip to the Super Bowl.
While the Ravens have competed in four AFC title games and won two Super Bowls since the NFL organization was founded in 1996, Sunday will mark the first time Baltimore is hosting an AFC Championship game in franchise history.
The entire city is rallying around the Ravens — who appear to have a legitimate shot at knocking off Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs with John Harbaugh’s electric offense led by MVP frontrunner Lamar Jackson and a stifling defense that creates havoc for opposing quarterbacks.
Yet still, for whatever reason, Baltimore Ravens stadium known simply as “The Bank”, is rarely discussed among the “elite” homefield advantages in the NFL. Those praises are seemingly reserved for Seattle, Green Bay, Pittsburgh (sure), Philadelphia, and Denver (altitude!).
This despite the fact that the Ravens’ home record over the past 25 years is 143-59, third behind only New England and Green Bay, two teams that boasted Hall of Fame quarterbacks for the bulk of those years.
You know who else knows how rowdy the Bank gets?
Baltimore Ravens Fan Drops $73K To See AFC Championship Vs. Kansas City Chiefs And Ticket Prices Continue To Soar
Considering the excitement surrounding the first-ever AFC title game to be played in Baltimore — clearly a city with rabid underrated fans — it’s no surprise Sunday’s ticket isn’t going to be cheap.
But recent reports show ticket prices reaching insane dollar figures the NFL hasn’t seen in a long time.
According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, the cheapest pair of tickets as of Wednesday roughly after 4PM was $1,526, making the game the most expensive AFC Championship since 2018.
The cheapest pair of AFC Title Game tickets is now $1,526 on @TickPick.
It’s now the most expensive get-in to the AFC Championship Game since Jaguars-Pats in 2018. pic.twitter.com/k4OKraEoZ0
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) January 24, 2024
One Baltimore Ravens superfan was not afraid to doll out more than the average annual income in the state of Maryland on tickets to see his team host the AFC title game on Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs.
On Tuesday, X user @wearpurplepants posted a screenshot of his ticket purchase for the highly-anticipated matchup with his total amounting to $73,510.
Fans chimed in with various reactions to the massive purchase.
They were up around 50k yesterday,’ one user said. ‘So you’re getting a deal! Ha.’
‘You better be on the sideline calling the plays,’ another suggested.
‘Ain’t no way that’s not a scam,’ a third added.
The screenshot states that the jaw-dropping purchase got the buyer seats on Row 3 of Section 210 at the east end of the field.
The $28,000 price tag is also a massive increase from the most expensive season ticket this past season which costs $4,586.
The top-seeded Baltimore Ravens will be desperate to spoil the Kansas Chiefs attempt at back-to-back championships.
As each hour passes, the ticket prices for this year’s AFC Championship will only get higher.