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. The first year of the College Football Playoff produced a fantastic finish, with 3rd string quarterback Cardale Jones leading the Ohio State Buckeyes to an improbable National Championship. The victory by the 4th seeded Ohio State legitimized the new system and the close win for No. 2 Alabama against No.1 Clemson have fans eager to see what will play out in the 3rd year.
Surprisingly, the price for the National Championship game dropped significantly for the first and second year of the CFP. The 2014 BCS National Championship had an average ticket price of $729, while the CFP Championship game between the Oregon Ducks and Ohio State Buckeyes had an average ticket price of $623 and the matchup of Clemson vs. Alabama average price decreased to $558. The 2017 College Football Playoff tickets have already exceeded the previous years’ average ticket price with it currently at $1000 for the exciting game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9th.
A team’s prestige, as well as the overall popularity of the bowl game in question, can manipulate a bowl game average ticket price. The two CFP semifinal games, for the 2015-2016 season, the Orange Bowl and Cotton Bowl both featured premier matchups between schools with major fan bases, resulting in the average ticket prices raising for both games with prices for the Orange Bowl at $175, and the Cotton Bowl at $225. Last season’s New Year’s games from the 6 bowl games all saw a significant increase in average ticket prices compared to the New Year’s games from the previous years: Fiesta Bowl ($150), Sugar Bowl ($169) and Rose Bowl ($259). With the Fiesta Bowl and Chick-fil-A Bowl slated to serve as the sites for this season's semifinal games, the demand is expected to rise for those games.
Ticket prices based on averages as of November 4th, 2016