Just how hot a ticket is Saturday’s substantial showdown between No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala.? Judging from the demand for tickets the prices those ducats are commanding should provide all the insight into the game’s enormity according to secondary online ticket markets.According to online ticket search site SeatGeek, LSU-Alabama tickets purchased within the last week have sold for an average of $606. That figure is over $200 more than the average price of LSU-Alabama tickets purchased in early September, and a whopping 1,100 percent higher than the average face value of Alabama football tickets ($55).
Listings on SeatGeek have ranged as high a $7,706 for a seat in the lower portion of the South End Zone section at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
The only college football matchup within the past two years to exceed this level of demand was last year’s BCS National Championship game between Auburn
and Oregon, with tickets reaching $1,352 on average. But average ticket prices for this weekend’s game are in the ballpark with those of other major sporting
events, such as Game 7 of this year’s World Series ($601.42) and Game 5 of the 2011 NBA Finals ($686.61).
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