Tennessee Football Tickets Are Up 17% On The Secondary Market For The 2019 Schedule

Tennessee has a rich football history, but the 21stcentury hasn’t been kind to the Volunteers. Tennessee has had eight losing seasons since the turn of the century, but that could present a great opportunity for fans looking for a well-priced ticket to a Tennessee home game.

According to secondary ticket marketplace TicketIQ.com, the average asking price for a ticket to Neyland Stadium is $136, putting them in the top 25 priciest ticket in the NCAA. That average is up from $116 in 2018.

Tennessee has plenty of positives that could translate into a winning season in 2019 – Jarrett Guarantano returns as quarterback, Jeremy Pruitt has a season under his belt as head coach, and the Vols’ schedule is a little softer than in years past.

Tennessee will play eight home games, including its first against independent Brigham Young. Home games will be played at Neyland Stadium.

Below is a look at Tennessee’s home games:

August 31 vs. Georgia State, Average asking price/get-in price: $101/$29

This game has the second cheapest average asking price and second cheapest get-in price on the secondary market, and no wonder – the teams have virtually no history. They’ve played once, in 2012, at Tennessee’s Neyland Stadium – and Tennessee won that game, 51-13. But it’s the season opener, and a great opportunity for fans to see the Vols at a low price.

September 7 vs. Brigham Young, Average asking price/get-in price: $134/$46

These teams have never played before. BYU has been playing as an independent since 2011, and in 2017 scheduled a home-and-home series with Tennessee. The second game will be at BYU in 2023, and neither team will get compensation from the other for either game.  This game is the fourth priciest in terms of average asking price on the secondary market.

September 14 vs. Chattanooga, Average asking price/get-in price: $103/$37

This in-state rivalry dates to 1907, and Tennessee has dominated, winning 28 of 31 meetings. The Vols are on an eight-game win streak, including a 45-10 victory during the teams’ last meeting on October 11, 2014. Tennessee has never lost at home against Chattanooga. This game is the third cheapest  on the secondary market in terms of both average asking price and get-in price.

October 5 vs. Georgia, Average asking price/get-in price: $263/$131

Tennessee kicks off its SEC home schedule against one of its most fierce conference rivals, and demand reflects the enthusiasm around the game. The average asking price on the secondary market is the highest of any game this season. The series is currently tied at 23-23-2, and Georgia has won the last two, including a 38-12 victory at Athens on September 29, 2018.

October 12 vs. Mississippi State, Average asking price/get-in price: $155/$61

This rivalry also dates to 1907, but isn’t quite as even at the Georgia rivalry – Tennessee holds an all-time series advantage of 28-16-1, but Mississippi State snapped a six-game Tennessee winning streak during their last meeting, when it beat the Vols, 41-31, at Starkville on October 13, 2012. In terms of secondrary market ssee average asking price, this is the third priciest game at Neyland Stadium.

October 26 vs. South Carolina, Average asking price/get-in price: $157/$72

Dating to 1903, this rivalry has traditionally been one of streaks – and one that Tennessee dominated – until 2010, anyway. Prior to that, the Vols won all but six (four losses, two ties) of 28 games. Since then, South Carolina won three, then Tennessee won three, then South Carolina won three. Which might mean Tennessee is due to win. The average asking price for this game is the second highest of the season on the secondary market, behind only the Georgia game.

November 2 vs. Alabama-Birmingham, Average asking price/get-in price: $93/$26

The cheapest game of the season at Neyland Stadium, the Vols and UAB have played only four times, and Tennessee has won all four meetings. The last game, on September 25, 2010, was the closest of the bunch, 32-29. The game extends UAB’s latest tradition of playing SEC teams to three seasons.

November 30 vs. Vanderbilt, Average asking price/get-in price: $130/$46

Both founding members of the SEC, Tennessee and Vanderbilt first played in 1892 – and twice that season with Vanderbilt winning both games. Including those two games, the teams have met 112 times with Tennessee holding a 75-33-5 all-time series advantage, though Vanderbilt has won the last three. The game is the fifth priciest of the season on the secondary market, and will be the Volunteers final home game of the season.


For more content on Alabama football tickets over the years, have a look at the content we’ve created on regular season Alabama football tickets, dating all the way back to 2011.

August 31, 2018

Biggest Ticket Price Drops from 2017

With the kickoff of college football this weekend, the 3-month race for the college football playoffs will be underway.  Based on pre-season rankings, it’s Alabama’s to lose. While they have the top pre-season ranking, when it comes to ticket prices, they’re only the 7th most expensive home average this season.  At an average price of $323, the 2017 runner-up Georgia Bulldogs have the most expensive college football ticket in the nation. Perhaps the biggest surprise in the top 25 is LSU, which are the fourth most expensive tickets in the country. That’s less the result of their 25th pre-season ranking than it is the fact that both UGA makes their way to death valley for the first time in ten years. That, in addition to an Alabama visit, puts LSU in the top five for the first time since 2011.

Despite their scandal-ridden offseason, Ohio State football tickets have the third most expensive tickets in the nation at an average price of $226. Prices for Ohio State tickets, however, are down 32%, which marks the fourth-biggest price drop from 2017 for any team, behind Florida State and Tennessee and Alabama, which has prices down 53% compared to last year. Other notable drops this season include Michigan football tickets, which are down 31% after another year of unfulfilled expectations in Ann Arbor under Jim Harbaugh.  While not in the top five, Notre Dame tickets also had a major price drop from 2017, falling 26%.

 

 

 

October 14th, 2016:

Week 7 of the 2016 College Football season is here, and a battle between Alabama and Tennessee at Neyland Stadium serves as the top-priced game of the week. Ohio State takes on Wisconsin as the second top-priced game while Stanford and Notre Dame meet in South Bend in the third priciest game of the week. North Carolina State and Clemson square off and Texas hosts Iowa State in the fifth most expensive game.

 

10/15/16 Alabama Crimson Tide @ Tennessee Volunteers | Average Resale Price: $475.12 | Get-in Price: $143

The No. 1-ranked school in the country heads to Knoxville hoping to keep their undefeated season alive. Tennessee comes off a two-overtime thriller at Kyle Field, where they fell, 38-45, to the Aggies. The average resale price for Tennessee tickets at Neyland Stadium this weekend is $475.12. If looking just to get past the gates the cheapest ticket starts from $143.

September 19, 2016


9/24/16 Tennessee vs. Florida | Average Price: $361.79 | Get-in Price: $188

A meeting between two undefeated teams is on tap at Neyland Stadium on Saturday as the Vols welcome the Gators to Knoxville. The average resale price for Tennessee vs. Florida tickets is now $362. If looking just to get past the gates, the cheapest tickets are listed from $188 each. It will be the second most expensive game remaining at Neyland Stadium this season behind an October 15 matchup with Alabama ($461.75 avg./$242 get-in).

September 25, 2015  One of the longest-running win streaks in college football will look to stretch even further on Saturday when Florida hosts Tennessee at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville. Over the last 10 seasons the Gators have crushed the Volunteers and will aim to make it 11 consecutive wins against them by the conclusion of Saturday’s affair. In 44 meetings dating back to 1916, Florida owns a 25-19 record over Tennessee. The Gators sit at 3-0 on the season while the Vols bring their 2-1 record to Texas. Expect another big performance from the Gators as they continue their annual assault over the Volunteers.

The 2016 College Football season is here, and several clear candidates lead the list of this year's most expensive schools on the secondary market. Notre Dame is back as the top-priced team in college football for the second straight year while Ohio State, Georgia, UCLA and Tennessee round out the top five.


August 31, 2016

Tennessee | Average Home Price in 2016: $218.89 | % Change from 2015: +10%

Plenty of hype exists around the Tennessee Volunteers season. The team is ranked 10th in the Coaches Poll, 10th at Sports Illustrated and 12th at CBS. The Vols haven't finished in the top 10 since 2001, so there's lots riding on a productive seasons from offensive guns Joshua Dobbs and Jalen Hurd. Tennessee tickets on the secondary market have responded appropriately as well, as the average price to see the Vols play has risen 10% from 2015 to $218.89 this season.

The Florida Gators will be the top-priced opponent at Neyland Stadium this season when they visit on September 24. That game now owns an average price of $497.67 and the cheapest available ticket is listed from $191. On the opposite side of the financial spectrum, a September 1 game against Appalachian State will be the cheapest game on Tennessee's schedule this season, with a $96.50 average and $36 get-in price. 


August 6, 2015

We’ve finally arrived at the Top 10. The five schools listed today consist of four that could take a step forward on the field in 2015, and the defending national champion. Over the next week, we’ll unveil five schools per day on our list of most expensive average prices for college football teams for the 2015 season. 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. 

  1. Tennessee | Avg. Price: $169.33

Last Year: 12 | Price Change: +19.63

Tennessee hasn’t been in the SEC title picture for most of the past decade. For the past seven seasons, the Volunteers have finished the year with either seven wins or seven losses, no inbetween. That hasn’t deterred Vols fans, though, as Tennessee football tickets have increased nearly 20% on the secondary market from last season. The home opener at Neyland Stadium will be the most expensive of the season, September 12 against Oklahoma. The current average price for the game is $351.68 with a get-in price of $122.


September 8th, 2014

College football enters its third week this weekend and will see its top-priced game between Tennessee and Oklahoma on Saturday. Rutgers, Notre Dame, South Carolina, and Iowa will also host home games to round out this week’s most expensive games.

9/13 Tennessee Volunteers at Oklahoma Sooners | Avg. Price: $238.25 | Get-in: $112

Oklahoma will host its second home game of the season against the Tennessee Volunteers this Saturday and the game will also serve as the highest-priced game of the week on the secondary market. The average price for Oklahoma football tickets is $238.25 with a get-in price of $112. The Sooners head back to Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium with a 2-0 record to play the also-undefeated Volunteers in a battle between interdivisional teams.


December 17, 2014

A LSU vs Notre Dame meeting seemed to be one of the best matchups the Music City Bowl has seen in some time and the early pace on the secondary market hinted towards that as well. However, the prices on the secondary market have dropped heavily since the matchup was first announced. The average price has dropped 31% since it’s original $135.86 average price. The average is now below $100 at $93.64 and has fallen below the 2010 game between North Carolina and Tennessee for the most expensive Music City Bowl over the past five seasons.

Music City Bowl Ticket Prices Since 2010

Year

Match-Up

Average Price

Get-In Pirce

2010

North Carolina vs Tennessee

$124

$29

2011

Mississippi State vs Wake Forest

$75

$9

2012

Vanderbilt vs NC State

$68

$9

2013

Ole Miss vs Georgia Tech

$65

$5

2014

Notre Dame vs LSU

$93

$29


December 18, 2014

On January 2, the Tennessee Volunteers (6-6) will take on the Iowa Hawkeyes (7-5) in 2015’s TaxSlayer Bowl (formerly known as the Gator Bowl) at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida. Both teams will look to earn a hard fought victory for some momentum heading into next season as both college football programs are coming off mediocre seasons.

2015 TaxSlayer Bowl tickets have a current average price of $153.01 on the secondary market, with a get-in price of $47, down 7.8% compared to the previous TaxSlayer Bowl game, then known as the Gator Bowl, featuring a matchup the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Georgia Bulldogs, as tickets for this game had an average price of $165.97 in the secondary market. This year’s game will have a get in price of $47.

Taxslayer Bowl Ticket Prices Since 2010

Year

Match-up

Avg Price

Get-in Price

2010

Florida St. vs West Virginia

$242.56

$90

2011

Mississippi St vs Michigan

$115.92

$22

2012

Ohio State vs Florida

$118.19

$49

2013

Mississippi St vs Northwestern

$50.46

$3

2014

Nebraska vs Georgia

$165.97

$59

2015

Iowa vs Tennessee

$144.83

$39

Both teams have played solid defense on their year and both like to run the football but the main difference between these two programs is experience. Iowa’s roster is filled with veterans and have a lot of experience while the Tennessee relies strongly on freshman and sophomores as the Volunteers could be the youngest team in the nation.

Iowa doesn’t bring a whole a lot of firepower to their offense but if their quarterback Jake Rudock plays well, the Hawkeyes are usually playing well. However, if Ruddock is struggling, Iowa can struggle to move the ball. Iowa have the physicality to give the much younger Tennessee teams some problems as the Hawkeyes like to play physical behind a talented offensive line

The Hawkeyes have had trouble closing out games this year as their inability to play well in the final quarter has cost them better success in the regular season. Iowa can’t afford another late game collapse against a younger and more athletic Tennessee team.

Tennessee have the speed, youth, and the athletes to give the Hawkeyes something to worry about. The offense led by sophomore quarterback Josh Dobbs should look to use his legs after a rushing for 91 yards off 22 carries in his last outing against Vanderbilt. The Volunteers don’t have the best passing game, but it’s not that bad either and should look to take some shots down the field with their playmakers Pig Howard and Von Pearson to keep the Iowa defense guessing as the Hawkeyes will look to limit the rushing attack of Jalen Hurd and Marlin Lane.

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