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National Championship Ticket Prices Are Steep

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TCU Horned Frogs tight end Jared Wiley (#19) hugs a teammate after the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl | Image by Adam Bow/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

TCU fans trying to get tickets for the Horned Frogs’ national championship appearance against the Georgia Bulldogs on Monday, January 9, at Sofi Stadium in Inglewood, California, will be asked to pay some staggering prices.

Numerous media outlets have analyzed ticket prices for the game, and all came to the same conclusion — it will cost you an arm and a leg to get into SoFi Stadium to watch TCU attempt to claim its first national football title since 1938.

Tickets to the title game on sites like Ticketmaster, StubHub, Vivid Seats, and SeatGeek ranged from $506 for 500-level seats on SeatGeek to $248,790 for a seat in the Owners’ Suite on Vivid Seats on Monday morning.

VIP-level tickets are going for around $8,500. Some are priced as high as $19,000.

On Sunday, NBC Sports Chicago reported that the lowest-priced tickets were available for $772 each.

In contrast, ticket prices for TCU’s Fiesta Bowl victory against Michigan fell between $390 and $4,000; the average price was $3,000. Tickets for Georgia’s Peach Bowl victory over Ohio State were sold at an average of $697 per ticket.

The TCU ticket office briefly had 500-level tickets available for $450 each on Saturday night, but those were quickly sold. The university ticket office website currently lists the game as sold out with a message that says most of the allotment was previously filled by a December 5 deadline.

The College Football Playoff selection committee imposed that deadline before the Fiesta Bowl to regulate ticket allotments among the schools participating in the playoff.

Last year’s championship game between Georgia and Alabama sold tickets at an average of $1,000 per ticket once the matchup had been determined, with a low price of $541 per ticket. In 2020, the cheapest tickets were over $1,000.

TCU fans can buy a travel package through the TCU Alumni Association for $4,000, which does not include game tickets. TCU will also be hosting a free watch party at Schollmaier Arena.

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Julianne Thorne
Julianne Thorne
1 month ago

Insanity.