How To Find The Cheapest Minnesota Football Tickets + Face Value Options

July 17, 2019

Where To Buy 2019 Minnesota Football Tickets

Primary market tickets for Minnesota home football games are available through the GopherSports website via primary market partner Paciolan, and there are multiple choices available. Season-ticket packages, which start at $249, and Mini Plans are currently available. Single-game tickets are available for all games at TCF Bank Stadium. For the biggest games on the schedule including Penn State, many upper-level tickets are cheaper than on the secondary market.  The below screenshot shows a $130 price of tickets in section 212, after fees. Tickets on Stubhub in row 20 of 212 are selling for $217, after fees. For lower-demand games, prices directly from the team are in-line with with secondary market as well.

For lower level sections, it's the opposite story. With many less unsold tickets, the secondary market has more selection for someone looking to get closer the action. On the secondary market TicketIQ has Low Price Guarantees on Minnesota football tickets for all games on the 2019 schedule, in addition to Low Price Guarantees on all college football tickets. That means that if you find a secondary market ticket for less on a site like Stubhub or Vivid Seats, we’ll give you 200% of the difference in ticket credit. TicketIQ customers save an average of 5%-20% compared to Stubhub and Vivid Seats. 

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How Much Are 2019 Minnesota Football Tickets

Face Value Tickets range from $65 to $255 for the highest demand games against Nebraska, Penn State and Wisconsin. Lower priced games against Georgia Southern have availability from $20 to $105. The Illinois game runs from $40 - $190, while the Maryland game from $40 to $140.

On the secondary market, the priciest game this season with the cheapest tickets at $257 for the November 30th matchup against Wisconsin. 

Overall, Golden Gophers tickets on the secondary markets were averaging $127 to enter the 2019 season, but as the season has gone on, prices have increased 28%, bringing that average up to $163. That number is the highest Minnesota football tickets have been on the secondary market this decade. 


Ticket Prices for All Minnesota Home Games On The 2019 Schedule

August 29 vs. South Dakota State Jackrabbits 🎟️

  • Secondary market average asking price/cheapest ticket: $43/$17

The second cheapest game on the secondary market, these teams have met only one other time since South Dakota State moved to Division I. Minnesota beat the Jackrabbits, 16-13, in 2009. This game is the season opener for Minnesota and one of only two home non-conference game of the season. 

September 14 vs. Georgia Southern Eagles 🎟️

  • Secondary market average asking price/cheapest ticket: $41/$16

This is the cheapest game on the secondary market, and the teams have never played. The game is one of two home non-conference matchups this season. 

October 5 vs. Illinois Fighting Illini 🎟️

  • Secondary market average asking price/cheapest ticket: $58/$29

The Big Ten home opener, this game extends a rivalry that dates to 1898. The teams have played consecutively since 2007, and Minnesota has won seven of the the last 11 meetings and holds a 38-30 all-time series advantage. Illinois snapped a three-game Minnesota win streak with a 55-31 victory last season.

October 12 vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers 🎟️

  • Secondary market average asking price/cheapest ticket: $134/$70

It’s no surprise this storied rivalry is the priciest home game on the secondary market. Since Nebraska joined the Big Ten in 2011, the teams have played annually, and in 2014 began playing for the “$5 Bits of Broken Chair” trophy. During the Big Ten era, Nebraska has won five of eight games, and holds a 35-25-2 all-time series advantage. 

October 26 vs. Maryland Terrapins 🎟️

  • Secondary market average asking price/cheapest ticket: $62/$34

The third Big Ten home game of the season, this game is also the cheapest of the conference games. Maryland and Minnesota have a limited history — they’ve played only three times since Maryland joined the Big Ten and four times overall. Minnesota has won three of those games. 

November 9 vs. Penn State Nittany Lions 🎟️

  • Secondary market average asking price/cheapest ticket: $119/$67

This game is the third priciest on the secondary market and has a unique beginning — Minnesota was Penn State’s first Big Ten opponent after the Nittany Lions joined the conference in 1993. Since then, the teams have played for the Governor’s Victory Bell, and Penn State holds a 9-5 all-time series advantage.

November 30 vs. Wisconsin Badgers 🎟️

  • Secondary market average asking price/cheapest ticket: $425/$257

The most-played rivalry in Division I football history, these teams have met 128 times dating to 1890 and now trade the Paul Bunyan’s Axe trophy. This game has the second-highest average asking price on the secondary market, and this season’s game will give one team an all-time series advantage — they’re currently tied at 60-60-8 after Minnesota broke a 14-game Wisconsin win streak last season.

TicketIQ is committed to the cheapest tickets possible, and we make much less on sold out tickets compared to other major marketplaces like StubHub and Vivid. That means ticket buyers save from up to 25% on TicketIQ on sports, music and theater. We're able to do this because we also work with teams, venues, and other ticket owners, to help them sell tickets at face price, directly to consumers like you, through Ticketmaster and Paciolan. For an overview of the 2019 College Football Ticket Buying landscape, and details on the cheapest way to get tickets for every pre-season top 25 team, visit the TicketIQ Blog.