San Francisco 49ers Tickets 2012
|49ers Ticket Trends 2012|
|Average price:||Home games||$129|
|Average price:||Away games||$207|
|Cheapest home game:||vs St. Louis Rams on 11/11/12||$92|
|Most expensive home game:||vs Chicago Bears on 11/19/12||$200|
In Jim Harbaugh’s first season as head coach, the 49ers finished 1st in the NFC West regular season with a record of 13-3, led by a league-leading rush defense only allowed 77 rushing yards a game. The successful season put the San Francisco 49ers on top in the Bay Area and made them once again captivating to 49ers ticket holders in Candlestick Park. After eight years of mediocre seasons, the 49ers finally made it back to the playoffs in 2011, knocking off Drew Breese and the New Orleans Saints in the divisional playoff game 36 to 32. The 49ers won in thrilling fashion on a final drive capped off by a Vernon Davis receiving touchdown. The Niners then went on to face the New York Giants at Meadowlands Stadium, where they were defeated by the eventual Super Bowl champs with a field goal in overtime by Lawrence Tynes.
The Niners rushing attack was led by Frank Gore who ended his season with 1,211 yards and 8 TDs. Gore’s relentless rushing attack opened up the field for San Francisco receivers Michael Crabtree and Vernon Davis. Michael Crabtree, in his third year out of Texas Tech, ended his 3rd NFL season with 72 catches for 874 yards and 4 touchdowns.
In the 2012 NFL draft the 49ers added a long-term solution at wide receiver with surprise first-round draft pick A.J. Jenkins out of Illinois. Jenkins had a huge year for Illinois with 90 catches and 1,276 yards, bringing blistering speed to the 49ers with the sixth fastest NFL combine 40-yard dash time of 4.39 seconds. Continuing their theme of drafting speed, in the second round San Francisco selected LaMichael James of the Oregon Ducks. James finished third in voting for the Heisman Trophy. LaMichael’s whole journey throughout the draft up until being selected 29th in the second round was featured in ESPN’s series “Everything to Prove,” which also showcased many other stars in this year’s 2012 draft, including Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, and Trent Richardson.
49ers Tickets 2012 – 5 Most Expensive San Francisco 49ers Home Games
The Buffalo Bills, who started the 2011 season on a hot streak with a 5-2 record, but fell off in the last half of the season, come in with the 5th most expensive San Francisco 49ers ticketswhen the 49ers play at home in Candlestick Park. The Miami Dolphins, who are being featured in the HBO series Hard Knocks also rank amongst the most expensive San Francisco 49er tickets to catch. The Miami Dolphins have a new Hollywood personae and players used to the big stage, such as former Heisman winner Reggie Bush, who was formerly with superstar Kim Kardashian and the USC Trojans. Both being no stranger to the big stage, are beginning to generate a hype around this Miami Dolphins squad. San Francisco 49ers tickets at Candlestick Park coming this 2012 season are most expensive when the 49ers play the Detroit Lions, New York Giants, and Chicago Bears, which all are great games to watch. The Detroit Lions have found success behind the passing attack of Mathew Stafford to Calvin Johnson, and have become one of the most thrilling teams to watch. This includes the dominant defense of Nick Fairly and Ndamukong Suh known as the disassembly line. The most expensive San Francisco 49ers tickets in the 2012 season come when the 49ers play the Chicago Bears and the defending Super Bowl Champs New York Giants, with 49ers tickets escalating to an average of $200.
|Top Home Teams||Year||Venue||Avg Price|
|Chicago Bears||2012||Candlestick Park||$200.44|
|New York Giants||2012||Candlestick Park||$192.37|
|Detroit Lions||2012||Candlestick Park||$134.13|
|Miami Dolphins||2012||Candlestick Park||$106.76|
|Buffalo Bills||2012||Candlestick Park||$103.22|
49ers Tickets 2012 – 5 Most Expensive San Francisco 49ers Tickets Away Games
When the 49ers hit the road this season San Francisco 49ers tickets will come at a premium, after their stellar 2011-2012 season. San Francisco 49er tickets reach $162 on average when they travel to division rival Arizona Cardinal’s, in the University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals finished second in a weak NFC West division, but with Kevin Kolb going into his second year as the Cardinal’s quarterback, and passing to an always spectacular Larry Fitzgerald, the Arizona Cardinals will hope to knock the 49ers off their NFC West throne. Although the price to get San Francisco 49ers tickets will be costly to see them play the Arizona Cardinals, prices rise by almost one hundred dollars to see them on the road vs. teams such as the New York Jets, New Orleans Saints, and the New England Patriots. The price of San Francisco 49ers Tickets increases for obvious reasons when playing these teams, such as the New York Jets acquiring Tim Tebow, who brings a media circus with him everywhere he goes. The New Orleans Saints and New England Patriots tickets coming at a first-rate price of course, considering the two teams combined have made appearances in 6 out of the last 11 Super Bowls. The New Orleans Saints contributed the latest Super Bowl victory in 2010. The New England Patriots who own the title to most expensive San Francisco 49ers tickets on the road at $370 on average, have five Super Bowl appearances, including three victories since 2002.
|Top Visiting Teams||Year||Venue||Avg Price|
|New England Patriots||2012||Gillette Stadium||$369.53|
|New Orleans Saints||2012||Mercedes-Benz Superdome||$263.64|
|New York Jets||2012||MetLife Stadium||$240.97|
|Arizona Cardinals||2012||University of Phoenix Stadium||$162.11|
About the San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers peaked in the 80’s and early 90’s, and were led by all time greats Joe Montana, Steve Young, and Jerry Rice. San Francisco won all 5 of its Super Bowls in these years. Earning their first trip to the Super Bowl by beating the Dallas Cowboys in a late game drive quarterbacked by Joe Montana, ending on a third down six yard touchdown pass to Dwight Clark which is now known has “The Catch”. After defeating the Cowboys the Niners went on to win Super Bowl XVI (16) over the Cincinnati Bengals. They then went on to win Super Bowl XIX (19) over Dan Marino and the Miami Dolphins for their second franchise championship in 1984. This season marked the best in 49ers franchise history. The team went 15-1 and was led by their defensive backfield who all were sent to the Pro Bowl, including Ronnie Lott, this being the first time in NFL history an entire defensive backfield made the Pro Bowl. In the following year at the 1985 NFL draft the 49ers selected Jerry Rice in the first round, 16th overall. Rice quickly established himself as one of the best receivers in the game. In the ensuing years following the acquisition of Rice, the San Francisco 49ers won back-to-back Super Bowls in the 1988 and 89 seasons. The 1989 San Francisco 49ers are often considered the most dominant team of all time, led by Jerry Rice’s 1,483 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns. The next few years were cloaked in quarterback controversy in which Joe Montana and Steve Young were shuffled back and forth in the starting role. Eventually Montana demanded a trade and was granted it, and just two seasons later, in 1994 Steve Young led the 49ers to their fifth and final Super Bowl Championship. Steve Young was named the game’s MVP.