Looking for a Notre Dame ticket? Get ready to pay up

Looking for a Notre Dame ticket? Get ready to pay up
August 23, 2013, 7:45 am
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The news here isn't that Notre Dame fans will have to spend plenty of money to buy a home game ticket off, say, Stubhub. The news is that the average price of a Notre Dame home football ticket sold on the secondary resale market is a whopping $293.90, the highest in college football.

Forbes looked at the numbers, and that $293.90 figure is up 43 percent from 2012. No school comes close to touching Notre Dame's secondary market prices, with Ohio State coming in at No. 2 with a $246 average ticket price.

Michigan isn't much cheaper, coming in at No. 3 with a $230 average. According to TiqIQ.com, a secondary market ticket price aggregator, the average price for a ticket to the Notre Dame-Michigan game in Ann Arbor next month is $483, $28 higher than the Wolverines' late-season matchup with Ohio State.

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If that looks expensive, though, two Notre Dame home games have average ticket prices of over $500 on the secondary market: Oklahoma ($574) and USC ($532). As of now, the cheapest way to see the Irish would be to drive to Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette on Sept. 14 for the Notre Dame-Purdue game, for which a ticket averages $131 on the secondary market.

Still, those prices for the Oklahoma and USC games are dwarfed by Sept. 14's matchup between Alabama and Texas A&M in College Station. The average ticket price to get into Kyle Field for that game is $863, easily the highest for any regular season game this fall.

Only one other game has an average secondary market ticket price of over $500 -- the Oct. 12 Red River Shootout between Texas and Oklahoma in Dallas ($521).

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The top 10 teams in average secondary market ticket price: Notre Dame ($294), Ohio State ($246), Michigan (230), Nebraska ($210), Texas A&M ($204), Georgia ($188), LSU ($181), Alabama ($179), Iowa ($166) and Oklahoma ($161).