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Tickets For Texas A&M vs Alabama: Most Expensive of The Year


Forbes –  On TiqIQ.com, tickets to the see Johnny Football try and revisit his role of David to Alabama’s Goliath are selling for an average of $763 on the secondary ticket market–$50 more than the Game of the Century.  The game is also the most expensive regular season college football game ever…at least  since we’ve been tracking the market over the last four years. At about half of the price of last year’s National Championship. In the secondary ticket market alone, the Game of the Millennium is generating $2 million of incremental revenue

You read correctly, Forbes is reporting that the average ticket price for this year’s “Game of the Century” is $763 on the secondary market. $763 for one ticket! If you are one of the lucky one’s that purchased this ticket at face value, you have the opportunity to flip the ticket on the secondary market for upwards of 15 times it’s face value. To put that staggering number into perspective take a look how it compares with two other marquee games in recent memory:

LSU vs. Alabama 2011 (Also titled “The Game of the Century”) – $550 average

Texas A&M vs. Alabama 2013 – $763 average

2013 National Championship Alabama vs. Notre Dame – $1,912 average

So how much does a the #1 secondary market ticket site make for these transactions? StubHub’s model  charges the buyer a 10% fee and takes 15% from the seller. Given that, a ticket that goes for example $760, the buyer would pay $836.00, and the seller would net $646. Giving StubHub $190

One Hundred and Ninety Dollars

H/T Business Insider for Picture


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