As we head into another big weekend of SEC football, with several big time games on the slate, the ticket prices might raise some eyebrows.
One would think that the Georgia vs. Kentucky matchup in Athens would be the hottest ticket on the market right now in the SEC, but as of Thursday afternoon, that’s not the case. If you check out just about any secondary market — I am using StubHub for this one — you will notice that the get-in price for the game is $130 dollars, which will put you in the upper deck, but that doesn’t matter. But, like I said, you would think this high-end game would be the toughest ticket. Well, you’d be wrong.
In a game that Tennessee fans have been clamoring over since it was announced on the schedule, Ole Miss travels to Knoxville for a Saturday night showdown. Now, you can throw in a little Lane Kiffin spice, but Tennessee fans are excited to see what this offense can do against the 13th ranked team in the country. Add in the fact that they are “Checkering Neyland” and you’ve got yourselves a sold out crowd on Saturday, with ticket prices that lead the conference. The get-in price for this game is starting at $150 dollars, making this game the most expensive of the weekend.
Just to give you a few examples of what it would cost you to see other games in the SEC on Saturday, I did some digging. The Alabama vs. Mississippi State game in Starkville will cost you $40 dollars right now, while the faceoff between LSU and Florida down in Baton Rouge, will only cost you $27 dollars.
How about a few more examples? If for some reason you wanted to sit through the South Carolina vs. Vanderbilt game, you’ll have to pony up $38 dollars to get in, which is more than the Arkansas-Auburn game. Tickets for the Arkansas vs. Auburn game are going for $32 dollars right now. Call me crazy, but I’d much rather watch that one and save myself the $6. Lastly, if you wanted to attend the Texas A&M vs. Missouri game, it would cost you $24 dollars right now.
The one thing I wasn’t expecting last week was that it cost more to get into Neyland Stadium than Sanford Stadium. Go figure.