Iron Bowl tickets continue to be most expensive in college football

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AUBURN, Ala. (WHNT) – An Iron Bowl seat has always been a hot ticket, but how does this year’s match-up between Alabama and Auburn compare to years past?

The 80th edition of the Iron Bowl is shaping up to, once again, be the most expensive ticket in college football for 2015 season. This summer, Iron Bowl tickets averaged $474 per set with a get-in price of $235. According to tiqiq.com, as of Wednesday afternoon, the site shows hundreds of seats still available ranging from $155 to $995 for tickets.

But the price of rivalry wasn’t always so steep. In 1985, $15 bought you a seat at Legion Field and a piece of Iron Bowl history.

Fast forward 25 years and prices jumped more than 2,500 percent for the “Camback” at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

The 2013 “Kick Six” at Jordan-Hare Stadium returned $400 price tags, up more than $100 from the previous two years’ tickets. Traditionally, tickets on the Plains typically tend to be more expensive that in T-Town because Bryant-Denny boasts 14,000 more seats than Jordan-Hare.

However in 2014, the “Battle for Bama” reached a fervor pitch with median ticket prices of $535 and minimum ticket prices of $275.

But as most fans know, you can’t put a price tag on tradition.

Don’t forget to watch WHNT News 19 on Saturday at noon for our pregame special. Sports Director Ryan Cody and Chase Horn will be live outside Jordan-Hare Stadium with everything you need to know about the 80th edition of the Iron Bowl, including information you won’t get from the national shows.