Sticker shock: Price for San Diego Comic-Con badges second only to Super Bowl 52

Posted at 1:37 PM, Jul 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-22 21:35:43-04

SAN DIEGO — San Diego Comic-Con kicks off in one day and there are likely many who are still looking for this ticket inside.

If successful, it'll likely cost them.

According to Vivid Seats, ticket prices for a four-day pass to Comic-Con begin at $1,165, second only to Super Bowl 52 ($3,667) and trumping the price of Coachella 2019 3-day passes and Hamilton tickets in New York City.

Single-day passes for SDCC begin at $250.

By comparison, badges generally sell for $63 a day for adults, with cheaper prices for Preview Night, Sundays, and for children, seniors, and military members.

It also should be added that Comic-Con International strictly prohibits reselling badges and may cancel a purchase should they find necessary.

To their credit, Vivid Seats has a "100 percent buyers guarantee" to ensure transactions go smoothly.

"Shows like Comic-Con often offer different subsets of access passes, each with their own resale terms, so we monitor our inventory to ensure that our customers will be able to utilize these badges ... Additionally, our Customer Service team works closely with the buyer and seller to make sure they have a smooth experience. We have never had any issues in the past," a spokesperson said.