Birmingham Al, (al.com) With two months until college football kicks off, the most expensive ticket in the country belongs to Alabama’s showdown at Texas A&M on Sept. 14.
The average asking price for Alabama-Texas A&M is $626.42, easily making it No. 1, according to an analysis by TiqIQ. The company computes averages by looking at listed resale prices that includes all major sellers, such as StubHub and eBay.
Sixteen of the 30 highest-priced tickets involve SEC teams. Alabama, winners of three of the past four national championships, is part of five of those games: Texas A&M, LSU ($370.29), Auburn ($348.34), Virginia Tech ($311.44) and Mississippi State ($266.28). The Iron Bowl ranks 14th on the national list and sixth in the SEC.
LSU and Georgia also each play in games with five of the 30 highest-priced tickets, tying Alabama for most in the country. Notre Dame, Ohio State and Florida are each in four high-priced games.
The most unusual appearance on the list is at No. 22: Houston at Temple on Sept. 7, with an average list price of $302.43. TipIQ says that’s because there is currently a limited quantity of tickets available on the resale market.
Ticket prices will change in the coming months depending on how the season plays out for different teams. For now, these are the highest-priced tickets on the resale market.