TicketCity Reveals Top 25 Hottest College Football Games for Week 2
Despite close games and surprising losses of opening weekend, average ticket prices for the Top 25 games hold steady.
Austin, TX (BusinessWire – September 8, 2010) – The first weekend of games is now complete and after strong wins, surprising upsets, and unfortunate injuries among the Top 25 teams, ticket demand is high for the second weekend of college football. TicketCity highlights some teams not to be missed and counts down the most popular games of the season based on ticket sales, prices, customer inquiries, and searches on TicketCity.com.
“The first weekend of college football has ignited interest in fans wanting to attend games this weekend. For many fans, this weekend marks the first home game of the season for their favorite school. We’re seeing high demand for tickets early in the week. People are realizing it’s best to buy tickets now and ensure a seat to the game,” says TicketCity CEO, Randy Cohen.
Alabama leads the charge in the polls and has two highly anticipated games in September including the September 11th game against 19th ranked Penn State and the September 25th game against 17th ranked Arkansas. ESPN College GameDay will be traveling to Tuscaloosa for the Penn State vs Alabama game and is one not to be missed. The game is in high demand with the average price on the secondary market at $412. TicketCity currently offers tickets starting at $180.
After Miami and Ohio State’s strong wins this past weekend, this matchup on September 11th, is still anticipated to be one of the best games of the year. Miami and Ohio State have not met since the 2003 BCS Championship game and both have possible Heisman-hopeful quarterbacks. This game is still in high demand with the average price on the secondary market at $316. TicketCity currently offers tickets starting at $124.
Florida and Michigan are both recuperating after some injuries that are leaving them down a few players for their upcoming games. Michigan vs Notre Dame is a historical rivalry dating back to 1881 and should make for an interesting game as Michigan deals with a receiver and a safety that are most likely unable to play. For Notre Dame, head coach Brian Kelly drew a 77% increase in viewers over last year’s opener as fans are eager to see how he shapes the team. The average price on the secondary market is $271. TicketCity currently offers tickets starting at $175.
Each week, TicketCity counts down the most popular games of the season, as evidenced by ticket sales, prices, customer inquiries, and search on TicketCity.com. TicketCity will continue to update the hottest games list each Monday. View the comprehensive Top 25 list by visiting the TicketCity.com web site and searching for Top 25.
TicketCity offers a marketplace for fans to buy and sell tickets for all sports, concerts, and theatre events. Specializing in tickets for all college and professional sports and championship events, including college bowl games and the Super Bowl. TicketCity provides personal service to clients around the world for more than 20 years. TicketCity partners include Time Inc.’s Sports Illustrated, NBC Sports, and FoxSports’ Scout network. TicketCity has been named to Inc Magazine's prestigious Inc 5000 list in 2007, 2008, and 2009.
Kelley Rochna, Marketing Manager