Maybe it’s Alabama-Clemson fatigue, or because of the thousands of miles that separate the stadium from Alabama and Clemson. But make no mistake, selling tickets for the upcoming national championship game is proving especially difficult. And prices have dropped dramatically compared to last year’s meeting between Alabama and Georgia.
This is the fourth straight postseason featuring an Alabama-Clemson game as the Crimson Tide have won two of the three meetings.
Last year’s get-in cost was about $1,700, but this year appears to be around $245, according to AL.com and several ticket brokers.
An upper-corner seat in Santa Clara’s Levi Stadium is the lowest found online at StubHub on Tuesday morning. Ticketmaster’s resale page had seats for just over $300, as did ticket resale search engine TicketIQ. According to TickPick, a secondary ticket marketplace, the national championship Game at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, California currently has an average listing ticket price of $1,805, with a get-in price of $452.
At this time last year, prices were 65 percent higher to watch Alabama-Georgia in Atlanta at $2,984.
“It will be interesting to see if it’s completely sold through,” Jesse Lawrence, the CEO at TicketIQ, told AL.com. “I think it will be dicey. I think there’s a pretty good chance it doesn’t sell out or there’s empty seats.”
Unprecedented low market for national championship game (Bama-Clemson). There are currently 210 tickets on StubHub to the game selling for under $400.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) January 1, 2019