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Highest-priced ticket for neutral site game? Red River Shootout

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As has ofttimes been the case, tickets to the annual Red River Shootout Showdown would prove steep for a family of four.  Or even two.

According to by way of The Oklahoman, the average ticket price for this year’s Oklahoma-Texas in the Cotton Bowl comes in at a whopping $362.  That makes OU-UT the highest-priced game at a neutral site location in the nation.

Next up is Arkansas-Texas A&M, played in the Arlington home of the Dallas Cowboys, at $286 a ticket.  In fact, three of the top four most expensive games are in the state of Texas, the other being UCLA-Texas.

The Bruins-Longhorns non-conference clash is being played in Arlington as well.

Below are the remaining games in the priciest Top 10:

Georgia-Florida in Jacksonville, Fla. ($277)
West Virginia-Alabama in Atlanta, Ga. ($222)
LSU-Wisconsin in Houston, Tex. ($186)
Army-Navy in Baltimore, Md. ($176)
Purdue-Notre Dame in Indianapolis ($174)
Navy-Notre Dame in Landover, Md.($159)

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7 Responses to “Highest-priced ticket for neutral site game? Red River Shootout”
  1. cometkazie says: Aug 9, 2014 2:33 PM

    Slow news day . . .

  2. brownsmakemecrazy says: Aug 9, 2014 2:42 PM

    Lol who would pay $1 to watch Notre Dame-Navy and Notre Dame Purdue

  3. brownsmakemecrazy says: Aug 9, 2014 2:46 PM

    $362 avg ticket price for Jokelahoma vs the Shorthorns. Omg how wiill these 2 universities ever be able to afford giving these players more than tuition, room and board. Omg college football as we know it is doomed. The Universities are going to go broke giving the players a little more.

    Who would pay to watch those 2 garbage teams play?

  4. getsome99 says: Aug 9, 2014 6:00 PM

    Trust me, the players on these 2 teams are getting way more than just tuition and room and board. And always have.

  5. brownsmakemecrazy says: Aug 9, 2014 6:16 PM

    I wonder if the Short horns will have their decals back on their helmets by then.

    dumbest motivational idea I’ve ever heard of by Charlie Strong.

    How bout taking the stupid numbers off of the helmet above the short horn logo

    Most intelligent people can tell what number a player is by looking at his jersey. Do they need double reminders at University of Texas?

  6. mdp44 says: Aug 9, 2014 8:00 PM

    You would have to pay me to watch the browns.

  7. anyanka323 says: Aug 10, 2014 7:04 PM

    I don’t care for these neutral site games for several reasons. First, the prices are too high for most people who attend the games, especially students. Because they are neutral sites, the cost of this game isn’t included in the season ticket package for both students and non-students.

    Wisconsin has arrangements with LSU and Alabama for series. The Wisconsin site is going to be at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, not at Camp Randall or Soldier Field. I can understand not wanting it played at Camp Randall – Wisconsin doesn’t want the crude behavior of its fans to be seen on a national level. It wouldn’t be that difficult to enforce rules about no alcohol consumption in the stadium and send out reminders to the fans, both students and general public to remind them to be on their best behavior. If they can’t behave, they get kicked out. It makes little sense to have the game in Green Bay instead of Chicago. Chicago has more affordable transportation options – airfare is much cheaper than flying into Green Bay.

    Having them in neutral sites takes away the whole campus atmosphere experience of the game, both good and bad. There’s something interesting about the participation levels of the students and general public at college games, both outside and in the stadium. The tailgaiting experience is unique to every university. The fans miss out on the regional food and drink associated with the schools.

    Most of these institutions are public institutions. I would hope that the state legislatures that control the budgets of these universities ask how much money they are making off these neutral site games and ask them to give their profit back to the university, not keep it within the athletic department.

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