(UPDATE - 12/24) Rose Bowl tickets have continued to drop significantly on the secondary market as the game approaches. The average price for the game is now $272.92, which is 60% below the average price of last season’s game. The get-in price is currently $81, which is less than half the price of the lowest face value ticket. Florida State still has some tickets available on their site.
For the first time in the bowl’s history, it is not currently sold out on the primary market, leaving the Rose Bowl to have its first public onsale for tickets to the game. As a College Football Playoff semifinal, the low average price is a mixture of many things such as the possibility of fans also having to buy tickets to the College Football Championship Game if their school should win, and there’s travel. With Oregon over 800 miles away and Florida State in excess of 2,500 miles of travel, that’s a lot to ask of fans with a possible additional trip to Arlington looming two weeks later.
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(UPDATE - 12/18) The Rose Bowl has long been one of the biggest games of the bowl season, but it will take an even bigger stage as a College Football Semifinal this season. The Rose Bowl will host the Nos. 2 and 3 seeds, which are Oregon and Florida State. The current average price of the Rose Bowl on the secondary market is $403.15 with a get-in price of $149, making it the second most expensive bowl game behind the Sugar Bowl. The winner of the Rose Bowl will play the winner of the Sugar Bowl between Alabama and Ohio State in the College Football Championship Game on January 12.
The Rose Bowl hosted the National Championship Game in 2002 and 2006. In the 2002 National Championship game, Ohio State defeated Miami-FL, 31-24. In the 2006 National Championship game, Texas famously defeated USC, 41-38. After 2007, the game was reclassified as the ‘BCS National Championship Game’. The Rose Bowl hosted the BCS National Championship game in 2010 and 2014. In the 2010 contest, Alabama defeated Texas 37-21. In the 2014 contest, Florida State defeated Auburn, 34-31.
Rose Bowl Ticket Prices Since 2011
|1/1/2011||TCU Horned Frogs vs. Wisconsin Badgers||Rose Bowl - Pasadena||$398.17||$145.00|
|1/2/2012||Wisconsin Badgers vs Oregon Ducks||Rose Bowl - Pasadena||$237.14||$73.00|
|1/1/2013||Stanford Cardinal vs. Wisconsin Badgers||Rose Bowl - Pasadena||$228.04||$79.00|
|1/1/2014||Stanford Cardinal vs. Michigan State Spartans||Rose Bowl - Pasadena||$678.01||$324.00|
|1/1/2015||CFP Semifinal at the Rose Bowl||Rose Bowl - Pasadena||$403.15||$149.00|
Over the last month, demand for Rose Bowl tickets has decreased. According to TicketIQ, the average ticket prices for the Rose Bowl have fallen from $501.75 to $465.52 while the get-in price has decreased from $198 to $162. Based on the current pairings, the Rose Bowl would feature a matchup between Alabama and TCU. While this may not be the most attractive matchup for a game located in California, football fans would enjoy this clash between two top defensive teams.
The Rose Bowl, which will be played on New Year’s Day and will pit the No. 1 ranked team against the No. 4 ranked team. Traditionally, the Rose Bowl pits the winners of the Big Ten Championship and the Pac 12 Championship, but with the annual Rose Bowl being a College Football Playoff semifinal this year, as will be the case every three years beginning with this game, any teams may be selected to participate.
The Rose Bowl is nicknamed “The Granddaddy of Them All” because it’s the oldest bowl game, which has been played since 1902 and has been played annually since 1916. Since 1945, the Rose Bowl has been the highest attended College Football Game and recently celebrated its 100th game in 2014.
Currently, tickets for 101st Rose Bowl game have a current average price of $501.65 in the secondary market with a get in price of $198.