This season, for the first time in college football history, there will be a playoff to determine the national champion. After years of the BCS system and the top two ranked schools automatically facing each other in the BCS National Championship Game, a four team playoff has been implemented starting this season. The College Football Playoffs will be played in some of the biggest bowl games with six bowl games participating in a three-year rotation as the College Football Playoff Semifinals. For the 2014 season, those bowl games will be the Sugar and Rose Bowls with the winner of each meeting in a separate College Football Championship Game.
The bowls which will be the semifinal games this year are the Sugar and Rose Bowls. The Sugar Bowl will host the No. 1 and No. 4 schools in the College Football Playoff rankings. The current average price for the Sugar Bowl is $456.92 with a get-in price of $87 on the secondary market. With the Sugar Bowl not being one of the main bowls in the BCS over the past few years, making it a semifinal has caused secondary market prices to be the most expensive for the game since at least 2010.
|1/1/2010||Florida Gators vs. Cincinnati Bearcats||Mercedes-Benz Superdome||$158.40||$65.00|
|1/4/2011||Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Ohio State Buckeyes||Mercedes-Benz Superdome||$158.48||$33.00|
|1/3/2012||Michigan Wolverines vs Virginia Tech Hokies||Mercedes-Benz Superdome||$142.70||$18.00|
|1/2/2013||Louisville Cardinals vs Florida Gators||Mercedes-Benz Superdome||$126.73||$8.00|
|1/2/2014||Oklahoma Sooners vs Alabama Crimson Tide||Mercedes-Benz Superdome||$281.56||$87.00|
|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||$465.52||$162.00|
|Year||Avg Price||High Ticket Price||Get-In Price|