Saturday’s Stub Stats

BusinessofCollegeSports.com continues to investigate whether a team’s ranking affects its ticket prices and sales.  Throughout football season, we’ll be tracking data to see if ticket prices rise as a team climbs the AP Top 25.

The following depicts the least expensive tickets found for this week’s and next week’s games for teams on the AP Top 25 as of October 9, 2011.

The prices were found using StubHub as of 12 p.m. PST on October 15, 2011.  For this data the number in parenthesis indicates the number of tickets remaining for sale on StubHub.  Prices with a “*” indicate that StubHub data was unavailable and thus, Craigslist was used to obtain data.  The # symbol indicates that reputable data could not be obtained from StubHub or Craigslist, and thus, last week’s data was used.

TEAM

10/15 TICKET PRICE

(# OF TICKETS REMAINING)

10/22 TICKET PRICE

(# OF TICKETS REMAINING)

1. LSU

at Tennessee – $50.00*

versus Auburn – $120.00 (983)

2.  Alabama

versus Ole Miss – $45.00 (46)

versus Tennessee – $35.00 (1,686)

3.  Oklahoma

at Kansas – $39.00 (20)

versus Texas Tech – $80.00 (1,264)

4.  Wisconsin

versus Indiana – $70.00*

at Michigan State – $95.00 (763)

5.  Boise State

at Colorado State – $59.00 (24)

versus Air Force – $89.00 (155)

6.  Oklahoma State

at Texas – $55.00 (260)

at Missouri – $45.00 (581)

7.  Stanford

at Washington State – $30.00*

versus Washington – $19.00 (1,072)

8.  Clemson

at Maryland – $35.00 (47)

versus North Carolina – $44.00 (549)

9.  Oregon

versus Arizona State – $49.00 (85)

at Colorado – $74.00 (712)

10.  Arkansas

No Game

at Ole Miss – $39.00 (698)

11.  Michigan

at Michigan State – $168.00#

No Game

12.  Georgia Tech

at Virginia – $45.00*

at Miami – $4.00 (2,513)

13.  West Virginia

No Game

at Syracuse – $25.00 (394)

14.  Nebraska

No Game

at Minnesota – $79.00 (1,491)

15.  South Carolina

at Mississippi State – $50.00 (5)

No Game

16.  Illinois

versus Ohio State – $80.00*

at Purdue – $34.00 (272)

17.  Kansas State

at Texas Tech – $9.00 (272)

at Kansas – $60.00 (214) (Sunflower Showdown)

18.  Arizona State

at Oregon – $49.00 (85)

No Game

19.  Virginia Tech

at Wake Forest – $175.00 (2)

versus Boston College – $79.00 (580)

20.  Baylor

at Texas A&M – $35.00*

No Game

21.  Texas A&M

versus Baylor – $35.00*

at Iowa State – $25.00 (363)

22.  Texas

versus Oklahoma State – $55.00 (260)

No Game

23.  Michigan State

versus Michigan – $168.00#

versus Wisconsin – $95.00 (763)

24.  Auburn

versus Florida – $379.00 (2)

at LSU – $120.00 (983)

25.  Houston

No Game

versus Marshall – $23.00 (50)

 In-state rivalries continue to garner high ticket prices, as the Michigan versus Michigan State match-up had one of the highest ticket prices.  Next week’s Sunflower Showdown between Kansas State and Kansas, however, is more affordable, with tickets priced at $60.00.

Last week, Auburn was ranked 15 in the AP poll.  This past week they were ranked 24.  Their opponent this week, Florida, was ranked last week but fell out of the poll this past week.  However, that didn’t seem to affect ticket prices for the Auburn versus Florida game.  Last week on StubHub, tickets could be found for as low as $94.00.  By this past Saturday, there were only two tickets left on StubHub and they were being sold for $379.00.

Two teams which rose several spots in the rankings, South Carolina and Illinois, both experienced increases in the prices of their tickets over the past week.  Last week, tickets for South Carolina’s game against Mississippi State were being sold for $32.00.  As of Saturday, they were being sold for $50.00.  As for Illinois, last week, tickets for its game against Ohio State were fetching $31.00.  By Saturday, they were being sold for $80.00.

As for next week, the greatest steal is the $4.00 tickets for Georgia Tech at Miami.  Auburn at LSU, which was priced at $120.00 on Saturday will likely climb higher in price as the number of tickets available dwindles.

This week is the first week that BCS rankings are out, so it is to be seen whether that affects ticket sales and prices for upcoming games.


Posted on October 17, 2011, in Football. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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