How to score last-minute Super Bowl LII tickets, plus everything you'll need for the big day

Banu Ibrahim
Updated 15th January 2018

Story highlights

  • Tickets are still available for Super Bowl LII, starting at around $3,000
  • If you're going, you'll need cold-weather clothes; we have some suggestions

You may have procrastinated on buying Super Bowl LII tickets or wanted to wait it out to see if your team made it to the big game. Whatever your reason for holding off until the last minute, you're not too late to the booking game -- in fact, there are still plenty of tickets available. That means come February 4, you could be watching the game up close and personal at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

A recent search on SeatGeek for Super Bowl LII tickets showed a number of seating options available for purchase right now. The booking site aggregates ticket prices from across the Web and puts them in one place, then ranks the seats and listed prices, based on how great a deal each one really is. According to SeatGeek, there are a few tickets available that get the site's "Great Deal" rating and plenty in the "Good Deal" category. Tickets start at around $3,000, which may sound high. But compared with 2017's average ticket price of around $4,744, according to CBS Sports, this year's offerings are a steal.

You can peruse some of the seat offerings on SeatGeek by clicking here.

But once you have tickets in hand, that doesn't mean you're all ready to go. You'll need to get a hotel room and a cold-weather wardrobe, too.

For hotels, another solid comparative site is Hotels.com. Much like SeatGeek, the site will show you the different options around the area as well as their TripAdvisor reviews, so you can weigh your options. But you'll want to act fast if you're booking a stay in Minneapolis for game day; during a quick search on the site, we noticed very limited options for a one-night stay during Super Bowl weekend. Definitely don't put off booking.

Once those major items are booked, you'll want to think about what you're wearing. Accuweather's forecast is revised often, but you know it won't be warm in Minneapolis in February. U.S. Bank Stadium is climate-controlled, but you've got to get there first. The name of the game is layers. Pile on a heavy-duty winter coat, like the Maine Mountain Parka ($399; llbean.com), which is designed to withstand harsh conditions, on top of a down sweater like this one from Patagonia ($229; moosejaw.com) for optimal warmth. Other warm accessories you'll want to have in tow are hand warmers ($12.90; amazon.com), top-rated snow boots such as Kamik's Greenbay 4 (84.95; zappos.com), and even a pair of Heat Holders Thermal Winter Socks (15.99; amazon.com).

Once you've got the necessities checked off your list, you'll be ready to enjoy a truly memorable day.

The only thing that could make it better is if your team wins!

Note: The prices above reflect the listed retailer's price on the date this article was published.