SEC Championship Game Is Most Expensive Ever and Top 2017 Conference Title Game

November 27, 2017

With an exciting weekend of college football now behind us, a handful of lucky teams can look ahead to their respective conference championship games this weekend. We here at TicketIQ took a look at the secondary market for the 5 major conferences and broke down each below. Please feel free to use this information however you'd like!

One game reigns supreme when considering secondary market ticket demand. The SEC championship at the new Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta is now a rematch between Georgia and Auburn three weeks removed from the Tigers 40-17 victory at Jordan-Hare Stadium and features a "get-in price" (cheapest ticket available) at $463 as if 11/29/17, over double the price of the previous 5-year high (a $260 in 2013 for Missouri vs Auburn at Georgia Dome).

On the opposite end of the spectrum, Friday's Pac 12 championship between Stanford and USC is by far the cheapest secondary market ticket of the major conferences. At just a $29 get-in price, it's slightly cheaper than 2015's title game between the two ($35).

The Big 12 makes a surprise case for the 2nd most in-demand ticket after not featuring a championship game since 2010. Oklahoma will look for their 8th Big 12 title since the millennium, while TCU makes their first appearance in the game. Tickets start at $146 with an average asking price of $312.

In the ACC, Clemson goes for a third straight title as they face off against Miami. With the game taking place in Charlotte, it's expected the Tigers will have strong fan support and the ticket market supports that claim. The 2015 ACC Championship game also at Bank Of America Stadium started at $142 and saw the Tigers defeat UNC in their lone visit to the game. This Saturday features slightly lesser demand, starting at $108 as of Monday at 1pm EST.

Finally, the Big Ten Championship will be a rematch of the 2014 Ohio State 59-0 rout of Wisconsin. Perhaps Buckeyes fans can sense another blowout victory, as cheapest tickets are nearly double that of 2014 ($112 vs $62).

Lastly, here's a chart displaying the historical cheapest secondary market ticket for these events.