Alabama is again one of the top preseason contenders for the national championship, but that hasn’t quite boosted prices on the secondary market with its participation in the Advocare Classic. The annual game, formerly known as the Cowboys Classic, held at AT&T Stadium will see the least expensive tickets on the secondary market for the opening weekend game since 2010.
The Crimson Tide will take on the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday afternoon and the current average Advcare Classic Tickets price for Alabama vs Wisconsin tickets is $169.82 with a get-in price of $50. The average is the lowest since 2010’s matchup between Oregon State and TCU had an average of $114.26, but the get-in price of $50 is the lowest over the past six games, below the $52 get-in from a LSU-TCU matchup in 2013.
It’s surprising Alabama would not be drawing high prices on the secondary market, especially considering the school’s last involvement in the kickoff game. In 2012 the Crimson Tide played the Michigan Wolverines and the average price was $472.18, the second most expensive Advocare Classic over the past six years. That game is only topped by the previous year, which had an average price of $573.63 and a get-in price of $197 for a matchup between Oregon and LSU. Entering that game, the Tigers were the No. 4 ranked team in the country, while the Ducks were ranked No. 3. LSU would win 40-27 and go on to the National Championship Game as the No. 1 ranked team, but lose to Alabama 21-0.
While this year won’t feature a matchup between top five teams, Wisconsin is still ranked No. 20 in the AP Poll, making this the only game between two Top 25 schools during the opening weekend.