Checking in at number 3 on our list of Top 5 SEC Football Games of 2013 is the November 2nd showdown between #10 Florida Gators and #5 Georgia Bulldogs.
Last season when these two teams squared off, Georgia handed Florida their first and only loss of the season. While the Bulldogs’ star quarterback Aaron Murray had possibly his worst game of the season, the Georgia defense kept Jeff Driskel and the Gators out of the end zone for the entire game, resulting in a 17-9 win. It was the only game of the season during which Florida did not score a single touchdown. In fact, the Gators visited the end zone multiple times in all twelve of their other games.
This year’s meeting is also the most expensive since TiqIQ started tracking data in 2010. Currently, prices for this year’s game are 159% higher than last year, 145% higher than their meeting in 2011, and 27% higher than 2010.
While the 5th ranked Georgia Bulldogs are a tremendous road draw as one of the best teams in college football and a BCS Championship Game hopeful, this marquee matchup also checks in at a 113% premium to the Bulldogs’ road average. In fact, the very cheapest ticket currently available for the contest carries a price tag of $156 dollars, an extremely expensive get-in price for a college football game.
The least expensive ticket is located in Section 411, Row X, quite a ways up in the nosebleeds of college football’s eleventh largest stadium. Contrarily, the game’s most expensive ticket currently on the market checks in at a cost of $1,346 dollars, and is located at just about the 40 yardline, in Section 112, Row Z.
Once again, the winner of this game could very well decide who represents the SEC East in the SEC Championship Game, the victor of which in all likelihood punches their ticket for a trip to the BCS National Championship Game. Ticket’s to last year’s game carried an average price of $177 dollars, as Georgia had already registered a loss and had not yet rattled off the impressive string of wins that carried them to the SEC Championship Game. This year, fans are well aware of what is at stake in this matchup, resulting in an average price increase of over 163% from last year’s game.