High Demand for Rutgers Big Ten Tickets Continues
With Ohio State coming to Piscataway this weekend for an exciting matchup, the move to the Big Ten has caused a surge in demand for Rutgers tickets on the secondary market.
When Rutgers played in the Big East and AAC between 2010 and 2013 their overall average resale price (including non-conference games) was $52. During the 2014 and 2015 seasons in the Big Ten the overall average resale price of a ticket to a Rutgers home game is $77, an increase of 48 percent. Here is the conference and average resale price of conference games for each Rutgers season since 2010:
2010 (Big East): $55 average resale price
2011 (Big East): $61
2012 (Big East): $57
2013 (AAC): $37
2014 (Big Ten): $98
2015 (Big Ten): $88
Tickets to Ohio State Buckeyes at Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Saturday’s average of $161 is not only the most expensive Rutgers home game of the past six years, but also the second most expensive Rutgers game (home or away) in the SeatGeek database. The most expensive was the 2013 Pinstripe Bowl that was played in Yankee Stadium against Notre Dame, which averaged $170 on the secondary market.
Big Ten matchups are more expensive in Piscataway: this year’s OSU-Rutgers matchup is more expensive than last year’s, which was a home game for OSU that averaged $149. The same can be said for last year’s Rutgers home games against Penn State and Michigan, which were more expensive than this season’s Rutgers games at PSU and Michigan.
Rutgers’ most expensive home game before moving to the Big Ten in 2014 was against Pittsburgh in October 2011, and had an average resale price of $73. That’s less than half the price of Saturday’s game.