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The most expensive ticket in college football is…


Using TiqIQ’s average prices, here’s a list of the 25 most expensive college football games this fall:

Note: The average price is the first number, and the cheapest ticket listed is the second.

* denotes game is played at the Cotton Bowl, ** denotes game is played at an NFL Stadium.

CORRECTION: I missed a game, somehow, that turned out to be the most expensive one on here. Sorry, Ohio State-Michigan, you’re not the most expensive ticket.

1. Texas-UCLA (Arlington, Texas): $770/$144
2. Ohio State-Michigan (Columbus, Ohio): $727/$372
3. LSU-Alabama (Baton Rouge, La.): $639/$317
4. Texas-Oklahoma (Dallas, Texas): $591/$251*
5. Texas A&M-Arkansas (Arlington, Texas): $586/$159**

6. Notre Dame-Michigan (South Bend, Ind.): $536/$286
7. Oklahoma State-Florida State (Arlington, Texas): $492/131**
8. Georgia-Clemson (Athens, Ga.): $472/$248
9. Georgia-Auburn (Athens, Ga.): $468/$203
10. Alabama-Auburn (Tuscaloosa, Ala.): $454/$298

11. UCLA-USC (Pasadena, Calif.): $422/$118
12. Notre Dame-Purdue (Indianapolis, Ind.): $405/$138**
13. Texas A&M-LSU (College Station, Texas): $404/$186
14. Alabama-West Virginia (Atlanta, Ga.): $371/$159**
15. Tennessee-Alabama (Knoxville, Tenn.): $362/$132

16. Baylor-Texas Tech (Arlington, Texas): $348/$74**
17. Alabama-Florida (Tuscaloosa, Ala.): $343/$210
18. South Carolina-Georgia (Columbia, S.C.): $340/$168
19. USC-Notre Dame (Los Angeles, Calif.): $339/$149
20. UCLA-Stanford (Pasadena, Calif.): $339/$88

21. Louisville-Florida State (Louisville, Ky.): $331/$210
22. Miami-Nebraska (Lincoln, Neb.): $325/$89
23. Oklahoma State-Texas (Stillwater, Okla.): $317/$129
24. UCLA-Oregon (Pasadena, Calif.): $317/$86
25. Nebraska-Iowa (Iowa City, Iowa): $314/$144

There’s a substantial bump here for the four games being played at AT&T Stadium: For example, there are 14 listings of $1,000 or more for the Texas A&M-Arkansas game. In fact, it’d be cheaper on average to go to the Baylor-Texas Tech game than to go to a Cowboys-Redskins game (average price: $343).

Defending champion Florida State plays a pretty weak road schedule, reflected here with only one true road game for the Seminoles making the list. FSU travels to Miami in mid-November, a game that currently has an average ticket price of $261.

And of course, the prices for plenty of these tickets — especially the November games — will go up as we get into the fall. If Alabama and Auburn are vying for a title again, don’t expect that to be an easy ticket.

(hat-tip to Coaching Search for the idea here)

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8 Responses to “The most expensive ticket in college football is…”
  1. mcjon22 says: Jun 3, 2014 11:23 AM

    Calling Miami a ‘Road game’ for FSU is a stretch. It’s more like a 50/50 split because of the Hurricanes pathetic lack of fan support.

    They’ll be 40,000 Noles doing the chop in ‘Da U’s’ house come kickoff. Miami will never be relevant on the national stage again.

    This is so sad…said no one ever.

  2. Professor Fate says: Jun 3, 2014 11:26 AM

    While I disagree that “Miami will never be relevant on the national stage again,” it would certainly be a fitting tribute to that POS Paul Dee.

  3. polegojim says: Jun 3, 2014 2:17 PM

    I’ll take #2, both teams Alum and fans can afford it.

  4. irishdodger says: Jun 3, 2014 2:44 PM

    Any game at Jerry’s World would be on here by default. Those prices are padded w/ the Jerry’s World cost.

  5. iangas33 says: Jun 3, 2014 3:27 PM

    ^apparently this Free Seafood University fan is a bit butt hurt
    Don’t you have anything better to do like rob a publix?

  6. dmvtransplant says: Jun 3, 2014 5:29 PM

    Not even Homes in Nebraska are worth $300.

  7. crindal3000 says: Jun 4, 2014 11:50 AM

    Tell that to Warren Buffet who lives in Omaha.

  8. papajack1259 says: Jun 15, 2014 4:15 PM

    I want a business where all labor is free except my foreman and a few assistants

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