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Alabama and LSU now the most expensive ticket in college football

Earlier this summer we took a look at a list of the 25 most expensive college football games for the 2014 season, according to information provided by TiqIQ and Forbes. Now, with the FBS season about to kickoff, we have an updated list with a new number one.

This year’s SEC West clash between Alabama and LSU has taken over the top spot in the ticket price rankings. As is the case with most of the average ticket prices, the average selling price has dipped since earlier this summer, perhaps because the heat of the moment of getting the hot ticket as soon as possible has sizzled. Still, the average selling price for Alabama-LSU in Tuscaloosa this November is $568.63. The cheapest price to get into the game is reportedly $242. The average price in early June was a reported $639 and the get-in price at the time was $317.

Alabama is also involved in another one of the top five highest-priced tickets this fall. Not surprisingly, that game will be the highly anticipated Iron Bowl against Auburn. Given how last year ended, nobody will want to be left out of what could possibly happen next as the Crimson Tide look for some revenge at home in 2014. The average price of $415.94 has dropped roughly $40 since early June. The get-in price of $243 is also roughly $50 cheaper than it was earlier in the summer.

In early June the highest-price ticket was the Texas-UCLA game in Arlington, Texas. Previously an average of $770 (get-in price of $144) has dropped out of the top five. The Red River Rivalry Game between Oklahoma and Texas remains the highest-priced neutral site game. Here is the updated top five, per Forbes, with average price and get-in prices listed:

1. Alabama-LSU: $568.63/$242
2. Notre Dame-Michigan: $502.05/$298
3. Ohio State-Michigan: $475.31/$160
4. Oklahoma-Texas: $418.86/$145
5. Alabama-Auburn: $415.94/$243

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7 Responses to “Alabama and LSU now the most expensive ticket in college football”
  1. Bob says: Aug 26, 2014 8:57 AM

    The Alabama-LSU game is in Baton Rouge this year, not Tuscaloosa.

  2. dmarado says: Aug 26, 2014 9:18 AM

    Gotta pay the players with something. Zoot suits and hoopties aren’t free.

  3. polegojim says: Aug 26, 2014 9:37 AM

    Capitalism at its best… cash in while things are hot.

  4. mogogo1 says: Aug 26, 2014 11:29 AM

    I’d be curious to know who has the highest face prices on their tickets. Oddly, neither this nor the linked Forbes article has that info. Are you paying triple the face value for these big games? More than that?

  5. sweepthleg says: Aug 26, 2014 11:44 AM

    I would say most of those prices are 5-8 times the face value which is probably $65.00. The elimination of paper student tickets at most universities have helped cause ticket prices to sky rocket over the past decade.

    One of the few things that is good about cupcake games is if you want to attend a game for your team the prices are at least reasonable.

  6. thefiesty1 says: Aug 26, 2014 12:35 PM

    Pretty soon they will all price themselves out of the market. Just stay home and watch it on TV for free.

  7. jjgautreaux says: Aug 27, 2014 10:17 AM

    Duh. I am pretty sure the game is in Baton Rouge, idiot.

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