Other SEC schools part of trend in online market

By Ken Roberts/City Editor

The University of Alabama’s Sept. 7 game made an online broker’s list of cheapest tickets for college football home openers.

According to TicketCity.com, UA’s matchup with New Mexico State at Bryant-Denny Stadium is the seventh-lowest priced ticket among top 25 ranked teams. The broker’s website has tickets for the game, which will kick off at 3 p.m. with the SEC Network televising, available for $19. Face value of the ticket is $35.

Other SEC schools to make the list include LSU’s Aug. 31 game against Georgia Southern ($8), Texas A&M’s Aug. 29 game against Texas State ($9) and Auburn’s Sept. 7 Tulane game ($8).

The cheapest top 25 home opener is Northwestern’s Sept. 14 game against UNLV, with a price of $7 for a ticket.

These prices are subject to change and include fees, but don’t include shipping.

Jim Howard of TicketCity said tickets for marquee games on the college football schedule remain expensive, but games between ranked and unranked opponents have created bargains for fans.

“That’s quite an amazing opportunity to be able to attend a game at Jordan-Hare, Tiger Stadium or Kyle Field for less than the cost of a 12-pack of Miller Lite,” Howard said in the email.

The most expensive games on the list are Oklahoma vs. vs. Houston on Sept. 1 ($104), Syracuse vs. Clemson on Sept. 14 ($82), Ohio State vs. Florida Atlantic on Aug. 31 ($74) and Georgia vs. Murray State on Sept. 7 ($65).

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported that the most expensive college ticket on the resale market is the Sept. 21 Georgia-Notre Dame game, with tickets going for more than $600 per seat. The next most-expensive ticket is for the Sept. 7 LSU-Texas game at more than $300.

Ticketiq.com lists Alabama’s most expensive games as LSU and Auburn, with both priced at more than $200 per ticket.