KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — The Vols are in the Top 25 … when it comes to most expensive college football tickets on the secondary market.
Online ticket broker Vivid Seats recently released its annual report on the college football teams that cost the most to see, and Tennessee appears throughout.
According to the Vivid Seats report …
- The average price for a UT football ticket this season is $130.
- The median price for a UT ticket is $95. That ranks 21st in the nation and eighth in the SEC. Reminder: Median price isn’t average price. It’s the middle-of-the-pack price.
- Two UT games made the top-25 of college football’s priciest. Want to see Alabama play in Knoxville on October 25? The median ticket price of $258 ranks 13th on the most-expensive list. You will have to pay at least $114 to get through the gate. That makes Tennessee’s trip to Georgia on September 27 look like a deal. The $222 median price ranks 23rd.
- When the Vols go on the road, their opponents’ ticket prices increase — just not as much as some of the SEC’s heaviest hitters. Alabama is the biggest road draw of any conference team; the Tide cause a 163.7 percent rise in opponents’ ticket prices. UT’s 40.4 percent bump ranks ninth in the league, behind Ole Miss (+58.1 percent) and ahead of Missouri (+21.5%). For an out of conference comparison, UT’s +40.4 percent is a bigger boost than the bottom 12 teams in the final AP Top 25 poll for 2013.