San Francisco 49ers star running back Christian McCaffrey is on a $64 million contract, and he still is unable to afford a Super Bowl suite for his family, according to McCaffrey’s mom Lisa McCaffrey.
McCaffrey’s fiancée Olivia Culpo, who is a Sports Illustrated model and an actress, is also unable to come together with McCaffrey to afford the suite. In an article from the New York Post, McCaffrey’s mom explained the situation.
“We looked into a suite and none of us can afford it,” Lisa said. “Not even Christian, money bags over there — nor money bags Olivia,” who is a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model and actress.
“So, we’re not in a suite, I’ll tell you that right now,” Lisa said.
Lisa went on to say that they had been watching McCaffrey play in suites all season long.
Super Bowl ticket prices hit record numbers, and now they’re affecting players like Christian McCaffrey
The average price to go to Super Bowl LVIII is $9,800, and that is a record according to TickPick. Last year’s game was 70% cheaper to attend. The least amount of money one can spend to attend this Super Bowl is $8,188.
Last year’s Super Bowl cost $5,997 to attend, and that was the cheapest possible way to do so. The 49ers and Christian McCaffrey aren’t strangers to expensive Super Bowls as the most expensive one before Super Bowl LVIII was the 2020 Super Bowl that saw the 49ers take on the Kansas City Chiefs.
Those tickets averaged out at $6,370, which is 35% less expensive than the average price of tickets for Super Bowl LVIII. In an article from CNN, co-CEO of TickPick Brett Goldberg explained the high prices.
“[Las Vegas is a] big factor for the record-high demand,” Brett Goldberg, co-CEO of TickPick, told CNN, because the “location is turning a three-hour game into a week full of festivities for fans attending.”
“Over the 12 months, Las Vegas has slowly begun to solidify itself as the sports capital of the US, and this might be its crowning moment,” he said.
People are upset the Super Bowl is pricing out real fans, and now it is pricing out players like Christian McCaffrey
Christian McCaffrey is one of the best running backs in the NFL, and he has become one of the faces of the league over the last few years. At one point this year, McCaffrey’s name was brought up in MVP conversations, which is extremely unusual for a running back.
McCaffrey had a career year for himself in 2023. He amassed 1,459 yards on the ground, which was a career-high. He also had 14 rushing touchdowns this year, which was just one off from his career-high number of 15. McCaffrey’s 5.4 yards per carry was the most he’s ever had in his career.
McCaffrey also contributed a great deal in the passing game. He had 564 yards receiving, and he found the end zone on the receiving end of the ball a career-high seven times.
Despite being one of the best players in the league at any position, McCaffrey is still unable to afford a suite at the Super Bowl. Fans were already upset that the Super Bowl was pricing out the real fans and had just become a big networking event. A suite at Super Bowl LVIII is said to be anywhere from $1.4 million to $2.5 million.
Many fans are saying that McCaffrey and his family could afford the suite, but they are being wise with their money in deciding not to go forward with reserving one. McCaffrey, who will make $11.8 million in 2024 and $12 million in 2025, does not have publicly available financial records outside of his salary, so it is impossible to know what he can and can’t afford.
I meannn, can you blame them? 🤯🤯 pic.twitter.com/1JxSz6QjnX
— Jalen Battle💎 (@Biz__9) February 2, 2024
They’re smart with their money.
Some ex athletes go broke and Christian will be one of those athletes who set their family up for generations.
— fatty patty (@theonlydyl_) February 2, 2024
That’s why he will be rich forever . Save that money don’t need to spend millions on a 4 wall suite
— Ramsoholic (@ShayTweetedThat) February 2, 2024