2015 TicketIQ College Football Top 25 (#5-1)
August 7, 2015
These are the big schools. The best of the best. The following five schools have the most expensive home tickets in college football on the secondary market. they include two top SEC schools, two schools from the top three last season and one looking for a major rebound. During this week, we’ve been unveiling five schools per day on our list of most expensive average prices for college football teams for the 2015 season. This is the final installment All prices listed below are from the secondary market and all data is provided by TicketIQ. The rankings and price changes are compared to the 2014 preseason TicketIQ Top 25.
5. Alabama | Avg. Price: $179.98
Last Year: 7 | Price Change: +8.57%
The Crimson Tide entered the inaugural College Football Playoff as the No. 2 seed, but were surprised by the eventual champion Ohio State Buckeyes. Alabama, like most seasons, is expected to be one of the top schools in the country in 2015. Despite losing out before the championship game, demand has gone up for Alabama football tickets on the secondary market. This also despite not having many major home games. Matchups against Georgia, Mississippi State and Auburn all come on the road this season. Alabama’s top home game will come against LSU on November 7 with an average price of $401.99 and a get-in price of $193.
4. Texas A&M | Avg. Price: $212.04
Last Year: 5 | Price Change: +10.65%
2014 started out with a bang for the Aggies. A 52-28 blowout of South Carolina in the opening game made many believe the offense would be just fine without Johnny Manziel and Mike Evans. That though held through October, but three straight losses in a tough stretch against Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Alabama dropped the team out of the AP Top 25. Still, excitement remains high for the team coached by Kevin Sumlin and the average price of Texas A&M football tickets has risen over 10% from the start of last season. The most expensive game at Kyle Field will be against Alabama on October 17 with an average price of $436.08 and a get-in price of $157.
3. Michigan | Avg. Price: $222.99
Last Year: 25 | Price Change: +97.97%
The biggest jumper on this list, by far, is Michigan. Stuck before the 2014 season started with a weak home schedule, and compounded by disappointing performances on the field, the state of Wolverines football was at a low point. But now after the hire of Jim Harbaugh and two premium home games, the price of Michigan football tickets on the secondary market have almost doubled from last season. Michigan will host the annual rivalry game with the defending champion Ohio State Buckeyes, but that won’t even be the most expensive game at the Big House. That’s currently an in-state battle with Michigan State on October 17, which has an average price of $417.63 and a get-in price of $124.
2. Georgia | Avg. Price: $240.82
Last Year: 3 | Price Change: +15.08%
Throughout much of the 2014 season, Georgia played like one of the top teams in the country. But two surprising losses, one to South Carolina a week after the Texas A&M blowout, and one to a reeling Florida team dropped the Bulldogs out of the national title picture. Still, even through that, games at Sanford Stadium remained among the most expensive in college football and the price of Georgia football tickets has gone up 15% on the secondary market over last season. That is greatly aided by a home game against Alabama on October 3, which is one of the most expensive college games of the season. It currently has an average price of $585.20 with a get-in price of $261.
1. Notre Dame | Avg. Price: $290.35
Last Year: 2 | Price Change: +27.32%
Notre Dame tops the list as the most expensive school on the secondary market this season. That does not even count a November 11 matchup against Boston College at Fenway Park, which has an average over $900 with a very limited secondary market. The most expensive Notre Dame football tickets this season at Notre Dame Stadium will come during the yearly rivalry game against USC. Notre Dame vs USC tickets on October 17 have an average price of $473.95 with a get-in price of $214.