Super Bowl LVII: Tips to Avoid Eagles-Chiefs Ticket Scams

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The city of Philadelphia is painted Eagles green after the Birds clinched their spot in Super Bowl LVII with a 31-7 win over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs are waiting in Arizona for the big game.

It’s a ticket every Eagles fan would love to score, but how far would they go? The quick answer is pretty much anything.

“Whatever it took, whatever it took,” said Eagles fan Scott Oliver of Ontario. “It wouldn’t be much that I wouldn’t do.”

According to the Hopper travel app, flight search from Philadelphia to Phoenix are up 169%.

Eagles fans who CBS Philadelphia spoke to Monday said they were counting the hours until the Super Bowl.

“Those NFC Championship tickets were so much fun,” Chelsea Davis said, “but the Super Bowl would be the next level.”

From Lincoln Financial Field for the NFC Championship Game to the steps of the Art Museum, Eagles fans Brandie Warren and her two sons, Archer and Atlas, tour the venues before returning home to Dallas.

“All that energy. You can’t explain it until you experience it,” Warren said.

When asked what they would do to score super bowl ticketsWarren joked that she would “give the kids away.”

“We don’t betray anyone,” Warren said.

What would you do for the Eagles Super Bowl tickets?


For fans looking to get to Arizona for the big game, there’s tips and tricks to avoid scams.

“We are seeing as much, if not more, demand for this year in Phoenix than in Minneapolis,” said Brian Wilder, director of experience at On Location.

On Location offers official Super Bowl tickets and fan packages as a partner of the Philadelphia Eagles and the NFL. Their advice is to place an order quickly.

“There are a lot of markets there,” Wilder said. “There are a lot of tickets being sold speculatively. That’s one of the reasons the NFL wanted to have an official partnership.”

For fans looking for Super Bowl tickets, the Better Business Bureau serving the Washington, D.C. metro area and eastern Pennsylvania offer these tips to avoid being scammed.

  • Find refund and delivery policies
  • Try to only use credit cards – this offers protection if the tickets are fake
  • Do your research – check out the company on the BBB
  • Check the validity of the tickets with the venue
  • Don’t use third-party payment apps (Venmo, CashApp, or Zelle) or use debit cards

“At really big events, exciting times like this,” said Ben Breit, director of press and security for Airbnb, “the bad guys come out of the woodwork.”

Breit says there are hundreds of registrations in and around Glendale, Arizona, for the upcoming Super Bowl showdown via Airbnb.

He does, however, warn Eagles fans about third-party scammers.

“What we’re seeing more and more are people faking fake sites that they want you to think are Airbnb,” Breit said. “As long as you stay on our platform, book on our platform and pay on our platform, as we handle all payments, you are protected.”

The Warren family aren’t the only ones thinking about what they would do for a trip to Arizona in less than two weeks.

“I would definitely do a split right now,” Davis said.

Split or not, Davis says she doesn’t think a trip to Arizona is in her future. Neither did the Warren family.

“I just watched to see and from what I’ve seen online,” Warren said, “it’s a very, very distant dream.”

“We’ll probably throw the Super Bowl party at our house,” Davis said, “or ask my mom to have it at her house.”

Tickets, according to Vivid Seats, average $8,300. Just for entry, ticket redemption tickets start at $4,832.

Birds fan Ryan West, visiting from Houston, says he’ll do just about anything even with that award.

“They cost $4,800 for nosebleeds,” West said. “I can max out my credit cards because I have to win to upset Cowboys fans another whole year so they can cry.”

The biggest tip across the board for Eagles fans looking to make it to the Super Bowl, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

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