Bowl Game Tickets Information
After the long awaited start of the college football season has come and gone, fans prepare for the final stretch of college football before the 7 month hiatus takes over once again. While every fan’s team doesn’t always make the cut, every fan enters the college football bowl season with a full game list itinerary with one initiative; overdose on college football. Entering the first year of the College Football Playoff will likely result in a spike of the average ticket price, but in good measure, because after all, this is what college football fans have wanted since the BCS originated.
To nobody’s surprise, the former BCS National Championship Game has always been among the leader when it comes to highest average ticket prices, and will likely continue with the College Football Championship Game in its place. Last year’s Auburn – Florida State National Championship Game featured an average ticket price of $1,364, which was more than double the price for a seat in the same stadium during the Rose Bowl ($552), and one of the cheapest National Championship games in the BCS’s 14-year history. A likely factor leading to this dramatic drop in last year’s National Championship average ticket prices was that it marked the first time in BCS history that the two competing campuses were more than 2,000 miles away from the games location. Transversely, the 2011 National Championship Game between LSU and Alabama in New Orleans, less than 266 miles from both campuses, gave fans a run for their money with a get in price of $1,000 - $1,200, leading to an all too familiar real estate saying, location, location, location.
A team’s proximity to the bowl games location is huge, but a team’s prestige as well as the overall popularity of the bowl game in question can also manipulate a bowl games average ticket price. Continuing down the list of last year’s most popular tickets, the Sugar Bowl ($311), Cotton Bowl ($284), and Fiesta Bowl ($240) complete the top 5 games of 2013-14 bowl schedule. In addition to last year’s top 5 list, the Orange Bowl ($155) and Chick-fil-a Peach Bowl ($132) will all partake in the annual rotation in the upcoming College Football Playoff, solidifying their stature as one of the most popular bowl games of the season. Combine this prestige with the rich history and fan bases of teams like Oklahoma, Alabama, Texas, and LSU and you’ve got a handful of what will likely be the most sought after tickets of the year.
Ticket prices based on averages as of August 19, 2014