Secondary Market Prices For Alabama Football Tickets Are Up For 2019 Schedule

College football’s most dominant dynasty just got a little more expensive. Demand for Alabama football tickets is up nearly 10% over last season, according to secondary ticket marketplace TicketIQ.com.

The Crimson Tide kicks off their home schedule in Tuscaloosa on September 7 against New Mexico State. The average asking price on the secondary market for a ticket to Bryant-Denny Stadium is $211 versus $192 last year. According to TicketIQ, Alabama is ranked No. 3 in terms of college football ticket prices on the secondary market heading  into the 2019 season.

Alabama will play seven home games in 2019 – the current priciest is the November 9 game against SEC rival LSU, which is trending at $434 on the secondary market. For the best deal on 2019 Alabama football tickets, check TicketIQ for Low Price Guarantees to all games in Tuscaloosa and on the road. If you find the same ticket for on another major marketplace like Stubhub or Seatgeek, we’ll give you 200% of the difference in ticket credit for that purchase!

Below is a look at all seven games in Tuscaloosa this season:

 
 

September 7 vs. New Mexico State >>> Average asking price/get-in price: $114/$50

This game will mark the first meeting between these teams in history, and will be the first of two in the next three years. In September, New Mexico State agreed to a second game at Bryant-Denny Stadium in 2021. The Aggies are independent after being kicked out of the Sun Belt Conference after last season. Don’t expect much of a game here … New Mexico State is in it for the payout, and Alabama will use it for a warm-up before the SEC season starts.

September 21 vs. Southern Miss  >>> Average asking price/get-in price: $129/$63

These teams have played 42 times dating back to 1947, but the rivalry has been lopsided in Alabama’s favor throughout. The Crimson Tide has a 34-6-2 all-time series advantage, including winning the last six consecutive. The teams last played on September 13, 2014, and Alabama won, 52-12.

September 28 vs. Ole Miss >>> Average asking price/get-in price: $202/$100

This rivalry dates to 1894, and Alabama holds a commanding 54-10-2 advantage, but that doesn’t make the game any less thrilling for fans. Among the highlights of the rivalry are the Archie Manning years and the 1964 Sugar Bowl – the only time the game was not played in Alabama or Mississippi. Alabama has won eight of the last 10 meetings, including beating Ole Miss, 62-7, on September 15, 2018 at Oxford. This game will be Alabama’s first SEC home game of the season.

October 19 vs. Tennessee   >>> Average asking price/get-in price: $291/$160

Known as the “Third Saturday in October” game, this rivalry dates to 1901, and Tennessee and Alabama have played 101 times. The game is the second priciest ticket on the secondary market, and will, in fact, be played on the third Saturday in November this time around. Alabama has won the last 12 consecutive meetings, which is the longest streak of the series.

October 26 vs. Arkansas  >>> Average asking price/get-in price: $208/$97

Though both teams are in the SEC, they’ve played only 27 times dating to 1962. Alabama has won the last 11 – 12, if you include the 2007 game it had to vacate. Last year, the Crimson Tide won, 65-31, on October 6 at Fayetteville. The teams  didn’t start playing regularly until 1992, when Arkansas joined the SEC. Prior to that, the teams met in the Sugar Bowl in 1980 and 1962, with Alabama winning both games. This is the third most expensive game in terms of average asking price.

November 9 vs. LSU >>> Average asking price/get-in price: $434/$230

The premiere game of the season, the Alabama-LSU game is the priciest on the secondary market. In fact, the get-in price for this game would be the third most expensive of the season, if it were an average asking price. The rivalry dates to 1895, but the teams didn’t start playing regularly until 1964. While Alabama holds an all-time series advantage, it’s not as lopsided (53-25-5) as other rivalries. Alabama has won the last eight, but prior to that, LSU had a five-game win streak between 2003-07. Alabama beat LSU, 29-0, on November 3, 2018 at Death Valley.

November 23 vs. Western Carolina  >>> Average asking price/get-in price: $105/$49

In the last 15 years, the Catamounts have been regular visitors to Bryant-Denny Stadium. This game will mark the fifth between the teams since 2005. Alabama has won all five games, but Western Carolina has had a few things to celebrate, including in 2014, when Western Carolina became the first team of the season to score on the opening drive against Alabama. The Crimson Tide ultimately won that game, 48-14. This game is the cheapest of all of Alabama’s home games on the secondary market.

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.

October 19, 2016  

10/22/16 Texas A&M Aggies @ Alabama Crimson Tide   | Average Resale Price: $311.38 | Get-in Price: $205

Saturday's game will be the fourth annual game between the two schools since Texas A&M's transition into the SEC in 2012. The Aggies won 2012's game in heroic fashion, with eventual Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel leading the team to a 29-24 upset over the Tide. This year's game will again be another must-watch showdown, and Alabama vs. Texas A&M tickets are averaging $311.38 on TicketIQ. If looking just to get in the cheapest tickets are listed from $205 each.


September 1, 2016  

Week 1 of the 2016 College Football season will have fans glued to the couch all weekend long, and several marquee matchups are on tap over the next five days. On Saturday, defending national champion Alabama will take on USC in the 2016 edition of the Advocare Classic at AT&T Stadium. With the nation getting its first taste of the Tide this season, the game will serve as the top-priced matchup of the week. Georgia vs. North Carolina, Wisconsin vs. LSU, FSU vs. Ole Miss and Auburn vs. Clemson also appear on this week's top games list. 

9/3/16 2016 Advocare Classic: Alabama Crimson Tide vs. USC Trojans (AT&T Stadium) | Avg. Price: $437 | Get-in: $159

Alabama will be tested right out of the gate as they take on USC in Dallas on Saturday. Nick Saban and Co. enter the season ranked No. 1 on the AP Poll, and they'll look to start their season with a bang over the rising Trojans, who keep all but starting QB Cody Kessler intact in 2016. The matchup leads the way on the secondary market this week, as Alabama tickets on TicketIQ currently own a $437 average against USC. If looking just to get past the gates at AT&T Stadium, the cheapest tickets are listed from $159 each.


February 10, 2015

Under the guidance of a new quarterback and new offensive coordinator, the 2014 Alabama Crimson Tide did not miss a beat as they reclaimed the SEC Championship and earned a berth in the College Football Playoff. Senior quarterback Blake Sims had his share of big moments throughout the season, but a win over No. 1-ranked Mississippi State, proved Sims could lead this team in big games. Sims benefited from having wide receiver Amari Cooper at his disposal. Cooper, who was a Heisman Trophy finalist and is a sure-fire Top-10 Pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, led college football in receptions (124) and receiving yards (1,727) in 2014. Sims was able to navigate Alabama through SEC-play, but stumbled in the College Football Playoff and lost to Ohio State, 42-35. Sims threw three interceptions in the loss as Alabama’s defense had no answer for running back, Ezekiel Elliott, who rushed for 230 yards and two touchdowns. It was a frustrating finish for such an exciting season.

The 2015 Alabama Crimson Tide will have a new look. Sims, wide receivers DeAndrew White and Cooper, and running back TJ Yeldon will enter the NFL Draft. Alabama will also lose a pair of offensive lineman as Arie Kouandjio and Austin Shepherd have also declared. Safety Landon Collins, who was the emotional leader of the defense, will also leave for the NFL. Still, Alabama is once again armed with the No.1-ranked recruiting class, a title that it has held for the last three seasons. Fans will also want to know whether quarterback Justin Coker, a Florida State transfer, can lead this team. Coker was beaten out by Sims last season, so his time to prove his worth starts now.

The current average price for Alabama football tickets at home on the secondary market is $237.08. The most expensive home game will come on November 7 against LSU. The current average price for Alabama vs LSU tickets is $459.07. The get-in price for the game is $216.

An overview of Alabama’s 2015 schedule, which includes games at Mississippi State and Auburn, is presented below:

  • 9/5: vs. Wisconsin (AT&T Stadium)
  • 9/12: vs. Middle Tenn State
  • 9/19: vs. Ole Miss
  • 9/26: vs. ULM
  • 10/3: at Georgia
  • 10/10: vs. Arkansas
  • 10/17: at Texas A&M
  • 10/24: vs. Tennessee
  • 11/7: vs. LSU
  • 11/14: at Mississippi State
  • 11/21: vs. Charleston
  • 11/28: at Auburn

September 3, 2015

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.


November 5, 2014

On Saturday night, the Alabama Crimson Tide will travel to Baton Rouge to renew their annual rivalry with the LSU Tigers. Alabama and LSU will square off for the 79th time in a rivalry that dates back to 1895. Alabama leads the all-time series 48-25-5 and has won three straight meetings, including a meeting in the BCS National Championship game. Despite Alabama’s recent success, LSU is 46-4 in home night games under head coach Les Miles. Earlier this season, LSU handed the Mississippi Rebels’ their first loss under the bright lights of Tiger Stadium. LSU’s offense out-rushed Mississippi 264-to-137, which was the key to their victory. True freshman running back Leonard Fournette ran for 113 yards on 23 workmanlike carries. Alabama’s ability to stop the run, however, is second to none. Alabama is giving up just 78 rushing yards per game and has not allowed a running back to rush for 100 yards.

Over the past few years, Alabama vs. LSU tickets have commanded top dollar from its loyal fan bases. During the November 5, 2011 meeting at Bryant-Denny Stadium, the game had a secondary market average price of $697.21 while the get-in price for the game was $325. The National Championship game, which was played on January 9, 2012 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, commanded an average ticket price of $2,128.51 while the get-in price for the game was $1,261. The last meeting at Tiger Stadium, which occurred on November 3, 2012, had an average ticket price of $599.32 while the get-in price for the game was $275. At the time, Alabama was the top ranked team in college football while LSU was ranked fifth. A battle between Top 5 teams will always command higher ticket prices. Therefore, fans will pay lower prices for this year’s edition of the annual rivalry. Last year’s tilt between the two teams, which occurred at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 9, 2013, commanded an average ticket price of $332.41 while the get-in price for the game was $162.

While this year’s match-up does not feature two Top 5 teams, both teams had an extra week to prepare for this pivotal SEC West match-up. Alabama controls its own destiny in the SEC West, but must defeat LSU, Mississippi State, and Auburn before heading to the SEC Championship game. LSU can move up the poll by upsetting Alabama. Expect a passionate effort from both sides in one of college football’s best rivalries.


November 14, 2014

The rivalry known as the ‘Iron Bowl’ will be renewed for the 79th time when the Alabama Crimson Tide hosts the Auburn Tigers at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa. This rivalry, which is one of college football’s oldest rivalries, dates back to 1893 when Auburn won the first matchup, 32-22. Since then, both teams have exchanged wins as Alabama leads the all-time series record, 42-35-1. Auburn has won eight of the last twelve meetings, including a close 34-28 victory last season.

The most lasting memory of the game, of course, is the missed field goal returned for a touchdown at the end of regulation to give Auburn the win. With time expiring, Alabama decided to attempt a 57-yard field goal in a tie game, but the kick came up short. Auburn cornerback Chris Davis was deep in the event of a short kick and proceeded to return the kick 100 yards for a game winning touchdown. With the game being played at Jordan-Hare Stadium, the crowd, of course, went wild. It became one of the biggest moments, not only in Iron Bowl history, but one of the most memorable plays in all of college football.

Given the longevity and intensity surrounding this rivalry, fans can expect to pay top ticket prices for this game. According to TicketIQ, the average ticket price for Auburn vs. Alabama tickets is currently $443.13 on the secondary market while the get-in price for the game is $250. This will be Alabama’s most popular and most expensive home game of the 2014 season.

Over the past few years, Auburn vs. Alabama tickets on the secondary market have commanded top dollar from its loyal fan bases. During the 2011 meeting at Jordan-Hare Stadium, fans paid an average ticket price of $123.92 on the secondary ticket market while the get-in price for the game was $50. Alabama easily won the game, 42-14. The 2012 meeting at Bryant-Denny Stadium pitted the unranked Tigers against the second ranked Crimson Tide. Fans paid an average ticket price of $256.06 on the secondary ticket market while the get-in price for the game was $125. Alabama routed Auburn, 49-0 in the one of the most lopsided games in this rivalry’s history. Last year, fans traveled to Jordan-Hare Stadium to watch the fourth ranked Tigers upset the top ranked Crimson Tide, 34-28. Fans paid an average ticket price of $598.56 on the secondary ticket market while the get-in price for the game was $250.

Iron Bowl Ticket Prices Since 2011

Date

Location

Avg Price

Get-In Price

11/26/2011

Jordan-Hare Stadium

$313.64

$175

11/24/2012

Bryant-Denny Stadium

$256.06

$125

11/30/2013

Jordan-Hare Stadium

$598.56

$325

11/29/2014

Bryant-Denny Stadium

$480.15

$225

While this year’s match-up does not feature two Top 5 teams, the result of this game will have major implications on the SEC West and college football playoff. Expect quarterback Blake Sims to target Cooper early and often as he had a big game against Auburn’s secondary last season. Expect a spirited effort from both sides as Alabama’s looks to avenge last year’s defeat that cost them a shot at the SEC Championship and BCS Championship game.


September 11, 2013

With Texas A&M squaring off with Alabama in the most expensive college football regular season game of the last 4 years, we wanted to take a look back at the other top priced games since we starting tracking data four years ago. Below is that full list:

Date

Matchup

Venue

Avg Price

Tickets

9/14/2013

Texas A&M Aggies vs. Alabama Crimson Tide

Kyle Field

$769.61

Texas A&M Football Tickets

11/5/2011

Alabama Crimson Tide vs. LSU Tigers

Bryant-Denny Stadium

$705.84

Alabama Football Tickets

9/3/2011

Cowboys Classic: Oregon Ducks vs. LSU Tigers

AT&T Stadium

$573.63

Oregon Football Tickets

11/3/2012

LSU Tigers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide

Tiger Stadium

$536.38

LSU Football Tickets

9/28/2013

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Oklahoma Sooners

Notre Dame Stadium

$497.9

Notre Dame Football Tickets

9/3/2011

Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game: Georgia Bulldogs vs. Boise State Broncos

Georgia Dome

$492.93

Georgia Football Tickets

10/12/2013

Texas Longhorns vs. Oklahoma Sooners

Cotton Bowl Stadium

$478.76

Texas Football Tickets

9/10/2011

Michigan Wolverines vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Michigan Stadium

$459.93

Michigan Football Tickets

10/19/2013

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. USC Trojans

Notre Dame Stadium

$446.06

Notre Dame Football Tickets

11/26/2011

South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Clemson Tigers

Williams-Brice Stadium

$445.40

South Carolina Football Tickets

 

 


 

November 1, 2011

Already being called the "Game of the Century", this weekend's clash between #1 ranked LSU and #2 ranked Alabama is the top story in the sports world. But besides the X's and O's, the "keys to victory", and all that surrounds the game itself, the story of the ticket prices have also been a hot topic. Below, we've compiled quotes from some of the Web's best writers who have used our data:

Fans are listing tickets even higher, but it appears like those prices aren't rational. TicketIQ, a ticketing search marketplace, says that the average listing price of LSU-Alabama tickets dropped by 10.1 percent from $699.10 to $627.91 over the last 48 hours. Before the season, TicketIQ had the game being listed at an average price of $420.93, so the two teams being undefeated heading into the game was still worth a $200 boost per ticket in the listing price." (Darren Rovell)

"Overall, the average price has leveled out in recent days after peaking at $740.23 on Oct. 20, which is mainly due to an influx of tickets on the secondary market. There are about 1,400 tickets available after only 1,100 were on the market last week. That's clearly good news for anyone who wants to see the game, and the "get-in" price is currently $350 after peaking at $390 a week ago." (SBNation)

"...they expect prices to continue trending downward until gametime. The tickets have a $70 face value. Last year's LSU vs Bama contest in Baton Rouge had an average price of $385." (Roll Bama Roll)

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