The annual Chick-fil-A Kickoff returns this year for another opening weekend of the college football season. This year’s game is scheduled to take place on September 5 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Last year’s game featured two matchups between Ole Miss against Boise State and Alabama against West Virginia, but in 2015 it’s just the one game between the Louisville Cardinals and Auburn Tigers. Tickets are now available for this September 5 matchup at the Georgia Dome going for $125 at the lower level and $70 in the upper deck on the primary market.
According to TicketIQ, 2015 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game tickets have a current average price of $268.11 on the secondary market, with the least expensive ticket to get into this game priced at $168. This year’s Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game tickets have jumped 60.4% compared to last year’s game between Alabama and West Virginia, which took place at the same venue. Tickets for that game had an average price of $167.13 on the secondary market.
This year’s tickets have an even bigger premium compared to the other kickoff game last year between the Mississippi Rebels and Boise State Broncos. Tickets for that game had an average price of $86.76 on the secondary market, 67.6% below the average compared to Louisville vs Auburn this year. Ole Miss went on to become one of the top schools in the country, peaking with a three week stretch at No. 3 on the AP Poll.
Auburn finished last season ranked No. 22, but spent most of the year towards the top of the rankings. The Tigers faced one of the hardest schedules of any school in the country and could not overcome the difficulty. Four of Auburn’s five losses, including the Outback Bowl loss to Wisconsin, came against an opponent ranked in the Top 25.
Louisville had a 9-4 season in 2014 and finished third in the ACC, qualifying for the Beck Bowl. However, they were dominated by Georgia to end their season on a losing note. Louisville is the host team for this game and Louisville season ticket holders have an opportunity to be eligible for buy one get one free offer.
All season ticket holders have to do to be eligible is to renew their seats prior to the June 1st deadline as season ticket holders can also renew online by logging into their Cardinals account. Once seats are renewed season ticket holders can get one free ticket for every ticket purchased to the Chick-fil-A Kickoff game.