How To Find Cheap College Football Playoff & National Championship Tickets

January 9, 2023


Primary market face-value tickets for all College Football Playoff games are sold out. 

On the secondary market TicketIQ has Fee-Free College Football Playoff tickets & National Championship Game tickets which also include a Refund Guarantee. Our Refund Guarantee states that if an event is canceled or deem unfit for fans to attend, TicketIQ will refund ticket buyers in as soon as 15 days. That means that you can buy from TicketIQ worry-free. Customers on TicketIQ save between 15%-25% compared to other secondary market ticketing sites. 

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National Championship Game

On the secondary market ticket prices for the 2023 National Championship Game currently start at $581 for 500-level tickets. 500 level sideline ticket prices start at $645. 

400-level ticket prices start at $659 in the end zones and $775 on the sidelines. 300-level ticket prices start at $818 in the end zones and corners, and $1,368 on the sidelines. 200-level ticket prices start at $1,024 in the end zones and $1,998 on the sidelines. 100-level ticket prices start at  $1,864 on the sidelines. Prices for the game go as high as $24,000+ for seats right at the 50. 

After trending downward for most of the last 8 days, prices have begun ticking up as kickoff approaches. 


Based on the cheapest ticket, this year's National Championship is the 6th cheapest since 2011. Georgia's 2018 appearance in the Championship game, also against Alabama in Atlanta, is the most expensive we've tracked.
This is the second time the National Championship game will be played in California. The last time was in 2019 when Clemson beat Alabama at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. That game had an average price of $868, and a get-in price of just $202. Those prices are currently 50% and 53% less than this year's game.

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Below is a look at the get-in price on the secondary market for each College Football Championship Game  since 2011:



Fiesta Bowl: The overall average secondary market list price for the game is $748. Ticket prices for the game start at $207 for a standard seat in the 400 level, and $216 for Standing Room Only tickets. 400-level seats go as high as $824 for seats at midfield. 

200 level ticket prices start at $407 in the corner sections, and $1,164 on the sidelines. Prices on the 200 level go as high as $1,920 for seats at midfield. 

100 level seats start at $408 in the end zones, $525 in corner sections, and $927 on the sidelines. 100 level ticket prices go as high as $2,772 for seats at midfield. 

Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl: The overall average secondary market list price for the game is $1,287. Prices start at $277 for standing room only tickets, and $340 for a standard seat on the 300-level in the end zone and corners. 300 level sideline seats start at $387 and go as high as $4,000+. 

200 level seats start at $565 in the end zones, $571 in the corners, and $772 on the sidelines. 200 level ticket prices go as high as $3,201 for seats right at the 50.  

100 level ticket prices start at $576 in the corners, $581 in the end zones, and $816 on the sidelines. Ticket prices go as high as $11,510 for seats right at the 50 in club section C128.

Overall, prices are down over 40% in the last 7 days for both games.


Will College Football Playoff Semifinal Ticket Prices Go Down?

Historically, prices for the cheapest tickets on the secondary market for CFP Semifinal games dropped between 30% and 50% from the day the matchups were set to game day. Most of those price decreases occurred in the 10 days after the matchups were set. After that, ticket prices usually have held or decrease at a lower rate. 

College Football Playoff Price Trends




  • Fiesta Bowl - Michigan vs TCU | 4 or 8 p.m. ET | ESPN|Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022 - State Farm Stadium - Phoenix, AZ
  • Peach Bowl - Georgia vs Ohio State | 4 or 8 p.m. | ESPN|Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022 - Mercedes-Benz Stadium - Atlanta, GA

National Championship Game

  • National Championship Game - Georgia vs TCU | January 9th, 2023 @ SoFi Stadium - Inglewood, CA



Football Seating Chart



The main level, including the 100 sections, is comprised of center sections 104 to 113 and 125 to 134; corner sections 101 to 103, 114 to 116, 122 to 124, and 135 to 137; and end-zone sections 117 to 121 and 138 to 144.

The club level includes the 200-level sections: the center sections are 207 to 216, and the corner sections are 201 to 206 and 217 to 222. There are no end-zone sections on the club level.

The ring of honor and terrace levels includes the 400-level sections: center sections 408 to 418 and 438 to 449, and the corner sections are 401 to 407, 419 to 424, 432 to 437, and 450 to 455. The only end-zone sections for these levels are the 425 to 431 sections of the ring of honor level.


Each of the Sportsman’s Park carparks include ADA parking spots. Non-Cardinals events require a valid paid parking ticket with a state-issued hangtag or license plate to park in an ADA spot. For the Fiesta Bowl, please contact the NCAA for further assistance.

A courtesy cart service is available to mobility impaired fans from ADA parking areas to the Access Control Points. Accessible ADA seating is located on each of the three concourses at State Farm Stadium, and there is one power outlet at each ADA seat that has an accessible seating platform.

Personal wheelchairs and mobility scooters are allowed at State Farm Stadium. When arriving to State Farm Stadium, fans with wheelchairs and scooters must enter through the ADA Access Control Point at Gate 2. Wheelchair assistance is also available to fans once they have entered the stadium. It is scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Requests for wheelchair assistance can be made by asking a stadium staff member or by visiting any of the guest services booths located near Sections 104, 123, 417, and 448.

What’s the best way to tailgate at State Farm Stadium?

According to the State Farm Stadium website, tailgating is permitted in Sportsman’s Park as many as four hours before kickoff. Sportsman’s Park closes one hour after the game, but tailgating is only allowed from four hours before the game until the time of kickoff.

What is the mobile ticketing policy at State Farm Stadium?

State Farm Stadium has gone fully digital and will no longer be accepting paper tickets. The Cardinals website offers a step-by-step guide to mobile ticketing. For fans to enter, they will need to display their mobile ticket barcode that can be stored either on the Ticketmaster app or a Ticketmaster mobile browser.

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Football Seating Chart


The lower bowl is the 100-level and comprised of center club sections C126, C127, C128, C129, 130, C112, C111, C110, C109, C108; Corner sections 122, 123, 124, 125, 116, 115, 114, 113, 107, 106, 105, 104, 134, 133, 132, 131; Endzone sections 135, 136, 101, 102, 103, 121, 120, 119, 118, 117

The mezzanine level is the 200-level and comprised of Club sections C236, C237, C238, C212, C211, C210, non-club 200-level sections 235, 234, 233, 232, 231, 230, 229, 228, 227, 239, 240, 241, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 247, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 220, 233, 232, 231, 230, 229, 228; Endzone sections 227, 226, 225, 224, 223, 222, 221, 119, 118, 117

The Upper level is the 300-level and comprised of center sections 337, 338, 339, 340, 341, 342, 314, 313, 312, 311, 310, 309; Corner sections 343, 344, 345, 346, 347, 348, 349 and 350, 336, 335, 334, 333, 332, 331, 330, 315, 316, 317, 318, 319, 320; Endzone sections 321, 322, 323, 324, 325, 326, 327, 328


The 100 level sections have around 40 rows per section, with higher row number totals in the endzone and corner sections, and fewer row totals in the club sections. The 200 level sections have 12 rows per section while the 300 level sections have around 26 rows.


Seat number one is on the right side of a section when facing the field. Seat numbers go as high as seats 20 to 24 on the left side of the section.


Mercedes-Benz Stadium provides wheelchair and companion seating on all levels. For additional questions regarding ADA accommodations at the stadium, the Mercedes-Benz Stadium general information line at (470) 341-5000 and choose Option #3 or email


Mercedes-Benz Stadium has 7,500 club seats and more than 100,000 square feet of space dedicated to climate-controlled club and premium areas, including options in the below designated areas

What is mobile ticketing policy at Mercedes Benz Stadium

Mercedes-Benz Stadium is 100% mobile. The stadium does not issue hard tickets or printable electronic PDF's. For guests to enter the venue, they will need to display their mobile ticket barcode that can be stored either on the Ticketmaster app, a Ticketmaster mobile browser, or team-specific app (Atlanta Falcons or Atlanta United; each team has their own mobile app). Suite tickets can be transferred electronically to guests and guests can choose their preferred medium for displaying the ticket upon entry. To receive a mobile ticket transfer, you will need to create a Ticketmaster account. Once created, you can download or use any of the above applications to view/store your mobile ticket (barcode). Mobile tickets are scanned via electronic turnstiles upon entry. 

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Football Seating Chart



100-level end sections include 100-105, 119-124. 

Lower-level rows run from 1 to 17.  

200-level end sections include 227-238, 201-212. 

200-level rows run from 1 to 30.   

300-level end sections include 309-346, 319-353 and center sections include 320-325, 352-347. 

300-level rows run from 1 to 9.     

400-level center sections include 413-411, 446-441. 400-level corner sections include 411-406, 423-418, 435-440, 447-452. 400-level end sections include 424-434, 405-453. 

400-level center rows run A to F and rows A to R in the end and corner sections.

500-level center sections include 512-542. 500-level corner sections include 504-511, 517-525, 536-526, 543-553. 

500-level center and corner rows run from 1 to 22. 

SoFi Stadium Mobile Ticket Policy

Digital Tickets can be purchased through the free Rams Mobile App, Rams Account Manager on mobile web, or the Ticketmaster app. You can download and manage your tickets from the Rams app. Also, patrons can donate, resell or share their tickets. 

Similarly, Chargers mobile tickets can be purchased and accessed via the Chargers app or the Ticketmaster app. You can download and manage your tickets from the Chargers app. Also, patrons can donate, resell or share their tickets.

Only scanned tickets are allowed for entry at SoFi Stadium. 

Handicapped & ADA Seating At SoFi Stadium

SoFi Stadium offers other convenient services including wheelchair assistance, lost and found and wheelchair check-in. For guests who wish to transfer to a seat from their wheelchair, SoFi Stadium  will store the wheelchair at Guest Services on various level.

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