Sunday night's game between the Pittsburgh Steelers (1-1) and the Las Vegas Raiders (1-1) may be a matchup of two struggling offenses, but the interest in tickets for the event ranks it as the most in-demand game of the entire NFL season, according to StubHub.
Tickets are going for as much as $3,117 each if you want to sit in the lower bowl on the Steelers' side at the 50-yard-line of Allegiant Stadium. The least expensive ticket is about $350, and that's in the nosebleed section.
Why is there so much interest in a game with a pair of .500 teams? Well, for starters, these are two storied franchises and former rivals. In addition, this is a pivotal early-season contest since both the Steelers and Raiders are struggling to find their identity.
There is also the fact that this is the Raiders' home opener, and it's a nationally televised game. But most of all, tickets are in such high demand because, well, it's VEGA$ BABY!
If you're a Steelers fan (and I know you are since you're reading this on the best Steelers site on the web) what better place to go watch your team play a road game? Not only is this a winnable game for the Black & Gold, but it's a winnable opportunity for you to pay for your tickets if you're so inclined to put your money where your mouth is.
Pittsburgh is a 2.5-point underdog and +120 on the money line as of Thursday, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.
Even if you don't gamble, Vegas is a cool place to visit for a road game. And it's the first time in Steelers history they've played there. However, the organization hasn't had much luck in the Western part of the United States recently, and haven't beaten the Raiders on the road since 1995.
Knowing that you may want to watch this one at home. Either way, I believe you'll see at least 50 percent of the fans in the stadium wearing black and gold on Sunday night. It will most likely be similar to the season-opener against the 49ers when a sea of red and gold filled Acrisure Stadium.
Let's just hope that the result isn't similar, as the Steelers lost that contest, 30-7. I don't believe that will happen this week. Rather, I predict a 24-17 Steelers victory. Here are three reasons why: