Austin, TX (BusinessWire – October 19, 2009) – The top three teams topping the debut of the BCS standings are Florida
, Alabama and Texas. All three also dominate the top 25 hottest college football games for the week while Boise State not only jumps up in the standings, but also makes their debut on TicketCity’s the top 25 list. Two games set for this weekend make the top 25 list despite losses experienced by three of the teams involved in the matchups. So what can we expect in terms of ticket sales for the rest of the year?
“Ticket prices for the top three teams will continue to heat up,” says Randy Cohen, CEO of TicketCity. “Florida, Alabama and Texas have very strong and loyal fan bases willing to travel to support their team. Regular season prices for other teams will stagnate somewhat, but those three will remain strong.” The three teams are featured in 6 of the top 10 most in-demand tickets for this week with the Florida State at Florida rivalry topping the list at with an average ticket price of $410.00. Boise State moves to the number four spot in BCS standings and makes their debut on the top 25 list with the in-state rivalry Idaho at Boise State. The Broncos will host the Vandals on their famous blue field on November 14. “Though Boise State has had a solid season, tickets to this particular game are in such great demand due to three factors,” explains Rafael Rivas, Vice President of Sales for TicketCity. “The first factor is their high rank on the newly released BCS standings. Couple that with an in-state rivalry and small capacity venue, tickets for the game skyrocketed over the weekend.” Bronco Stadium can seat up to 34,000 fans leaving many fans searching for tickets. Two games to be played this weekend that made this week’s top 25 include Tennessee at Alabama and Boston College at Notre Dame. Tennessee’s record stands at 3-3 yet Alabama fans are driving the price of tickets up as demand remains high. The same can be said for the Boston College/Notre Dame matchup. “While both teams have suffered losses, a Notre Dame game played in Notre Dame Stadium will always be hot because of the strong traditions associated with the team and school,” concludes Rivas.
TicketCity releases this week's list of the top 25 hottest games of the 2009 regular college football season based on average ticket price. The list was accumulated by compiling a majority of the available tickets on the secondary market throughout the entire country. The secondary market is comprised of over 800 established ticket brokers, and fans who are listing extra tickets to sell.
Prices will continue to fluctuate throughout the 2009 season and TicketCity will continue to update the hottest games list from week to week. View the top 25 games list below or visit the TicketCity.com web site and search for Top 25. TicketCity sells tickets for all sports, concerts and theatre event but specializes in tickets for all college sports and championship events, including college football and college bowl games. Founded in 1990, TicketCity is a trusted source for secondary market tickets to events around the world. TicketCity partners include NBC Sports, Scout and RootZoo. TicketCity has been named to Inc Magazine's prestigious Inc 5000 list in 2007, 2008 and 2009.