Number of the Day: $2,543

January 24, 2012 | Number of The Day

Think you’d like to take a trip to Indianapolis for the chance to see the New York Giants win a fourth Super Bowl? If so, it could cost you at least $2,543 a ticket.

That was the price of a Super Bowl ticket on the resale site last night at 9 p.m. At that time there were 2,894 tickets available, down from 3,223 earlier in the morning at a slightly lower $2,429 price. And for those interested, full suites are available from $550,000 to $600,000.

If those prices are too rich for your blood, you could chance that they’ll drop just before game day. An analysis by the New York Times shows that prices spike just after the conference championship games, once fans know if their team has advanced. Prices then fall, precipitously, as game time nears and sellers become nervous about being stuck with unsold tickets. Of course, this Super Bowl pits the New York metro region’s Giants against the New England Patriots, so it’s anyone’s guess how much well-heeled and rabid fans will be willing to pay.