Notre Dame at Ohio State and Alabama vs Texas are #1 and #2 as the SEC & The Buckeyes Dominate the Top 6
AUSTIN, TEXAS UNITES STATES. August 11, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — College football tickets sales are booming at TicketCity with 25 days left until the 2022 season kickoff. The top selling category of all sports has been college football, surpassing MLB, and just ahead, the NFL. The big games like Notre Dame vs Ohio State, Alabama vs Texas and A&M vs Alabama are obvious top sellers, but which other games are selling well. Here are our top 10 games by overall sales YTD.
Top Selling 2022 College Football Games ( “get in” ticket price, as of July 8th)
1. Notre Dame at Ohio State ($380)
2. Alabama at Texas ($350)
3. Michigan at Ohio State ($373)
4. Texas A&M at Alabama ($368)
5. Georgia vs Oregon ($296)
6. Texas vs Oklahoma ($425)
7. Auburn at Alabama ($314)
8. Oklahoma at Nebraska ($262)
9. Army vs Navy ($299)
10. West Virginia at Pitt ($129)
Prices for In-House Purchases as of August 8th (changes from July)
1. Notre Dame at Ohio State, $495 (+$115; up 30%)
2. Alabama at Texas, $360 (+$10)
3. Michigan at Ohio State, $410 (+$37).
4. Texas A&M at Alabama, $360 (-$8)
5. Georgia vs Oregon: $205 (-$91) – Down 30%
6. Texas vs Oklahoma, $440 (+$15)
7. Auburn at Alabama $315 (+$1)
8. Oklahoma at Nebraska, $250 (-$12)
9. Army vs Navy, $295 (-$4)
10. West Virginia at Pitt $216 (+$81).
Notre Dame at Ohio State is currently the hottest game in America. We have sold more than 1,080 games. Demand is exploding as over the past month, the “get in” ticket price (lowest price per ticket on a pair) for ND at OSU has increased by 30%. The current “get in” ticket price on that game is $495, which is the highest among our top 25 selling games. The Shoe sits over 104,000 fans for a big game, and it’s likely every seat is full when the Irish come in September 3rd.
Alabama at Texas on September 10th is the next most popular college football game. All Spring & Summer, this game has experienced huge demand and currently has an average “get in” ticket price of $360. Alabama and Texas have seen almost equal sales, with 55% of the sales coming from outside state buyers and 45% from Texas-based buyers.
Other notable games among the top 10 are Michigan at Ohio State, A&M at Alabama, Georgia vs Oregon kickoff game, Texas vs OU, the Iron Bowl, OU at Nebraska and the 123rd Army vs Navy game. The Backyard Brawl has not been played since 2011 and demand for that game has erupted over the past month with the “get in” ticket price jumping up 70% from $129 per ticket to $216 per ticket.
Although ticket prices are increasing for some games there are still bargains available when purchasing tickets for top college football games. The best deal amongst our top selling games is the Georgia vs Oregon kickoff game, where there “get in” price has dropped 30% from $296 last month to $205 today. Utah at Florida ($70), Alabama @ Arkansas ($76, LSU vs Florida St (80) are some other top 25 games that have low ticket prices. All games will see ticket prices fluctuate over the coming weeks.
Top Selling 2022 Teams
1) Ohio State Buckeyes
2) Alabama Crimson Tide
3) Texas Longhorns
4) Texas A&M Aggies
5) Michigan Wolverines
Ohio State is our top-selling team, with the highest total ticket sales of any team we sell. The Buckeyes’ home schedule is undoubtedly the most popular in college football, with Notre Dame and Wisconsin all visiting Columbus. These four OSU home games rank among our top 50 most popular games of the season. Although the Buckeyes sell the most tickets to home games, Alabama is the most popular team in 2022. 8 of the Crimson Tide’s 12 games rank in the top 50 selling games of the season including Alabama home games against Texas A&M, Auburn, and Miss State; and road games vs Texas, LSU, Arkansas and Ole Miss.
Our top 20 most popular selling teams include 9 from the SEC and 5 from Big Ten, 2 each from the Big 12 (who will both be moving to SEC), 1 each from ACC and zero for the Pac-12. There are also three independents on this list. As the season approaches, the order in which the top selling teams will be placed will change.
Each Power 5 Conference’s Top Selling 2022 Game
ACC: Clemson at Notre Dame (or FSU Miami)
Big 12: Texas vs OU
Big Ten: Michigan at Ohio
Pac 12: USC vs UCLA
SEC: Texas A&M vs Alabama
All conference games listed above rank in the top 30 most popular games, except for USC At UCLA, which currently ranks just outside of our top 100 most selling games. The Pac-12’s top-selling conference game is currently behind games like BC at Florida State and La Tech at Clemson. The UCLA Bruins, which ranked behind 24 other colleges such as Army, South Carolina and Nebraska, was the Pac-12’s top-selling team for the 2021 seasons.
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