Fans react to skyrocketing ticket prices for Alabama-Tennessee
from Sara Tidwell, with YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com
College football fans are peeved by “insane” prices for tickets for Saturday’s SEC showdown between No. 3 Alabama (6-0) and No. 6 Tennessee (5-0).
Earlier the week, Sports Illustrated’s Ross Dellenger tweeted that tickets for the SEC’s Game of the Week are going for a minimum of $350 on the secondary markets. Fifty-yard line seats at Tennessee’s Neyland Stadium are selling for way more:
Tickets to the Tennessee-Alabama game on the secondary market are insane. The get-in price (upper deck in the end zone) are at least $350 each.
Tickets on the 50-yard line in the lower bowl are going for $2,000-$3,000 each. pic.twitter.com/67SYl9WaS4
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) October 10, 2022
As of Wednesday evening, the three biggest secondary markets aren’t showing prices for a seat in the nosebleeds of Neyland Stadium any lower than $300.
Stubhub is showing tickets to the upper bowl at $378 while SeatGeek – which blew up because it allowed fans to buy last-minute and affordable tickets to prime events – is selling general admission to the North Upper Deck at $802.
If you want to sit on the Tennessee 50-yard line, or maybe an end zone, you could pay Ticketmaster upwards of $1,900.
There’s even a ticket for the upper bowl that’s going through a verified resaler for $5,850.
Fans took to Twitter to vent their shock and frustration with the staggering prices.
This is why attendance at College Football games is on the decline. Who wants to pay $400+ to sit in the nose bleeds, when you can sit at home and watch the game on an 80 inch screen TV. pic.twitter.com/AMJhfyQGv0
— Big Game Boomer (@BigGameBoomer) October 11, 2022
This might be a controversial opinion but y’all need to find Jesus on these Alabama Tennessee ticket prices…quit gouging people. I get we’re good but 1000 a ticket is insane.
— Jake Thompson (@jthomps72) October 10, 2022
The Volunteers are 0-15 against Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide, but SEC weathervane Paul Finebaum of ESPN said Tennessee finally feels ready to face Alabama.
Is this matchup really worth paying exorbitant prices for a ticket?