College Football Semifinals Already a Hot Ticket
The College Football Playoff semifinal matchups are set, setting the secondary ticket market ablaze. Currently, the most expensive game is the Clemson-Oklahoma Orange Bowl, with an average resale price of $375 a ticket. However, the Cotton Bowl game between Alabama and Michigan State is only slightly behind, with an average resale price of $335. That game has also seen nearly twice the volume in the number of tickets that have been resold so far.
Cure BowlExploria Stadium · Orlando, FL
Fenway BowlFenway Park · Boston, MA
Celebration BowlMercedes-Benz Stadium · Atlanta, GA
New Mexico BowlUniversity Stadium (NM) · Albuquerque, NM
Jimmy Kimmel LA BowlSoFi Stadium · Inglewood, CA
LendingTree BowlHancock Whitney Stadium · Mobile, AL
Las Vegas BowlAllegiant Stadium · Las Vegas, NV
Frisco BowlToyota Stadium · Frisco, TX
Myrtle Beach BowlBrooks Stadium · Conway, SC
Famous Idaho Potato BowlAlbertsons Stadium · Boise, ID
As a comparison, the day after the announcement last year the semifinal Sugar Bowl between Alabama and Ohio State had an average resale price of $441, while the semifinal Rose Bowl between Oregon and Florida State had an average resale price of $348. It would seem as though prices are down slightly from this point last season.
Of those looking for tickets to the Cotton Bowl on our site, 29 percent are coming from Texas, while another 20 percent are coming from Michigan. Alabama is in third, with 10 percent. Meanwhile, of those looking for tickets to the Orange Bowl on our site, Georgia actually leads the way with 18 percent, while Texas (13 percent), California (11 percent), Florida (9 percent), South Carolina (9 percent) and Oklahoma (7 percent) round out the top six.
Average Resale Price for Bowl Tickets
|Bowl Game||Matchup||Avg. Ticket Price|
|Cotton Bowl||Alabama-Michigan State||$335|
|Sugar Bowl||Oklahoma State-Ole Miss||$293|
|Fiesta Bowl||Notre Dame-Ohio State||$167|
|Peach Bowl||Houston-Florida State||$123|
Interestingly, the Rose Bowl game between Stanford and Iowa is actually currently a hotter ticket than both the semifinal games, with an average resale price of $389. Want to head to one of the Bowl games? Click here to see a full listing of tickets.