Notre Dame Has Highest Ticket Prices in 2013 TicketIQ College Football Top 25

Notre Dame Has Highest College Football Ticket Prices in 2013 TicketIQ Top 25

 

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NEW YORK, NY --- August 22nd, 2012 – TicketIQ, Inc., the nation’s leading even ticket search engine and ticket market data provider, released it’s third annual TicketIQ top 25, a poll of secondary ticket market prices for the country’s top Division I NCAA Football programs.

After finishing last year with the third most expensive average ticket price in the country, Notre Dame football tickets have an average price of $293 for their eight home games. Last year’s end-of-season leader, Texas A&M starts this year in 5th place with an average ticket price of $207.  The average price for Texas A&M football tickets has risen 50% since they joined the SEC. In the 2011 Pre-Season TicketIQ top 25, A&M ranked 21st in the country with an average price of $136.

Pre-season AP number one, Alabama, has an average price of $178, the lowest pre-season price for Alabama football tickets in three years. Ohio State is the only team in both the TicketIQ Top 5 as well as the AP top 5.  With an average price of $246, Ohio State football Tickets are 8% more expensive than last year’s pre-season, when they were bowl ineligible. Despite a 17th ranking in the AP top 25, Michigan football tickets are the third most expensive in the nation.

The biggest position mover in this years TicketIQ top 25 is Tennessee.  Tennessee Volunteer tickets were not ranked in the top 25 all last year, and begin this season as the 17th most expensive average ticket in the country.  Last season’s pre-season number one Nebraska opened the 2013 season with an average price of $209, down 20%. Despite being the 5th most expensive ticket in this year’s poll, Nebraska Cornhuskers football tickets have the largest decline of any team in the top 10.  The highest price increase in 2013 belongs to Syracuse.  Syracuse Orange tickets have an average of $115.27, which is 78.93% increase from last year.

The full 2013 TicketIQ Top 25  is listed below: 

2012

2013

Team

Avg. Price

Team

Avg.  Price

1 Year Change

AP Rank

1

Nebraska

$262.34

Notre Dame

$293.90

43.10%

14

2

Ohio St.

$227.03

Ohio St.

$246.16

8.43%

2

3

Oklahoma

$206.60

Michigan

$230.40

24.41%

17

4

Notre Dame

$205.38

Nebraska

$209.78

-20.04%

18

5

Alabama

$205.05

Texas A&M

$204.11

7.97%

7

6

Iowa

$202.11

Georgia

$188.01

35.02%

5

7

Texas A&M

$189.04

LSU

$180.70

14.54%

12

8

Michigan

$185.20

Alabama

$178.88

-12.76%

1

9

West Virginia

$171.81

Iowa

$166.11

-17.81%

NR

10

LSU

$157.76

Oklahoma

$161.31

-21.92%

16

11

Oklahoma State

$150.56

Oregon

$159.64

26.47%

3

12

Penn St.

$149.45

Florida

$159.39

24.93%

10

13

Boise State

$148.96

Washington

$151.27

31.56%

NR

14

USC

$147.59

Texas

$150.39

6.23%

15

15

Missouri

$146.25

Mississippi State

$146.52

49.63%

NR

16

South Carolina

$143.11

South Carolina

$146.50

2.37%

6

17

UCLA

$142.73

Tennessee

$134.06

13.65%

NR

18

Wisconsin

$141.77

Penn St.

$133.19

-10.88%

NR

19

Texas

$141.57

USC

$130.23

-12.86%

NR

20

Georgia

$139.25

Boise State

$125.25

-15.92%

19

21

Auburn

$131.95

Oklahoma State

$121.85

-19.07%

13

22

Florida

$127.58

North Carolina State

$117.74

-0.17%

NR

23

Oregon

$126.23

West Virginia

$116.31

-32.30%

NR

24

Virginia Tech

$125.61

Syracuse

$114.37

78.93%

NR

25

Washington St.

$123.00

Kansas State

$114.00

18.29%

NR

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