Iron Bowl, Egg Bowl lead SEC In-State Rivalry Ticket Prices On Secondary Market
Not all SEC conference games are equal. When the Alabama Crimson Tide face the Tennessee Volunteers this season in Tuscaloosa, it will feel less important from when they face the LSU Tigers at home two weeks later.
With that said, in-state rivalries have the extra something that makes those games seem more important than anything going on in the sport. Teams having bad seasons can salvage it with a great in-state rivalry win. Good teams can turn into great teams, placing themselves on the national map with a quality rivalry win on the road. More often than not, the records are thrown out the door when the ball is kicked off and there is high-quality drama associated with most of these games.
The great SEC in-state rivalry games can all be seen with DISH programming that includes packages with the SEC Network starting at $13 per month. Not all great in-state rivalry games are SEC teams playing against each other.
Below, with information provided by TiqIQ.com, are the three highest average ticket prices for in-state rivalry games with SEC teams involved. Oddly enough, the three games all happen on the same day, so clear your schedules on November 28.
Most Expensive: 11/28/2015 | Auburn Tigers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide | Jordan-Hare Stadium | Iron Bowl
Average Price: $504.76 | Get-in Price: $233
It’s an odd-numbered year, which means purchasing Auburn Tigers tickets on the secondary market for the Iron Bowl will have fans flocking to the Tigers’ campus. Last time the game was played at Jordan-Hare Stadium, there are no words that can do proper justice to the dramatic ending of that instant classic. With time expiring, Alabama went for a game-winning field goal that turned into a 109-yard return for a touchdown by Chris Davis that sent the college football world into a frenzy. Last season in Tuscaloosa, 99 points were scored in a 55-44 Alabama victory. It will be tough to top the last two Iron Bowl performances, but in the series that began in 1893, anything is possible.
11/28/2015 | Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Ole Miss Rebels | Davis Wade Stadium At Scott Field | Egg Bowl
Average Price: $327.21 | Get-in Price: $129
After the first Egg Bowl went into overtime in 2013 during a Mississippi State victory, Ole Miss ruined the Bulldogs’ outside chance to reach the College Football Playoff with last season’s 31-17 upset victory. Since 1901, these two teams have been battling for the rights to be named the best team in the state of Mississippi. With the emergence of both programs in recent years, last season’s Egg Bowl was chosen to be televised nationally over the Iron Bowl, which goes to illustrate the game’s importance and growth.
11/28/2015 | South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Clemson Tigers | Williams-Brice Stadium
Average Price: $249.44 | Get-in Price: $119
The first non-SEC team makes the list by virtue of playing their in-state rivalry game against South Carolina. The Gamecocks have not dropped this game at home since 2007. In 2013, the highest-ever ranked matchup between the two teams happened when Clemson came in at No. 6 and South Carolina entered at No. 10. Although South Carolina won that matchup, Clemson has the most recent success, winning 35-17 last season at Death Valley. It was Clemson’s first win in the last six meetings
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