College football’s most dominant dynasty just got a little more expensive. Demand for Alabama football tickets is up nearly 10% over last season, according to secondary ticket marketplace TicketIQ.com.
The Crimson Tide kicks off their home schedule in Tuscaloosa on September 7 against New Mexico State. The average asking price on the secondary market for a ticket to Bryant-Denny Stadium is $211 versus $192 last year. According to TicketIQ, Alabama is ranked No. 3 in terms of college football ticket prices on the secondary market heading into the 2019 season.
Alabama will play seven home games in 2019 – the current priciest is the November 9 game against SEC rival LSU, which is trending at $434 on the secondary market.
Below is a look at all seven games in Tuscaloosa:
September 7 vs. New Mexico State
- Average asking price/get-in price: $114/$50
This game will mark the first meeting between these teams in history, and will be the first of two in the next three years. In September, New Mexico State agreed to a second game at Bryant-Denny Stadium in 2021. The Aggies are independent after being kicked out of the Sun Belt Conference after last season. Don’t expect much of a game here … New Mexico State is in it for the payout, and Alabama will use it for a warm-up before the SEC season starts.
September 21 vs. Southern Miss
- Average asking price/get-in price: $129/$63
These teams have played 42 times dating back to 1947, but the rivalry has been lopsided in Alabama’s favor throughout. The Crimson Tide has a 34-6-2 all-time series advantage, including winning the last six consecutive. The teams last played on September 13, 2014, and Alabama won, 52-12.
September 28 vs. Ole Miss
- Average asking price/get-in price: $202/$100
This rivalry dates to 1894, and Alabama holds a commanding 54-10-2 advantage, but that doesn’t make the game any less thrilling for fans. Among the highlights of the rivalry are the Archie Manning years and the 1964 Sugar Bowl – the only time the game was not played in Alabama or Mississippi. Alabama has won eight of the last 10 meetings, including beating Ole Miss, 62-7, on September 15, 2018 at Oxford. This game will be Alabama’s first SEC home game of the season.
October 19 vs. Tennessee
- Average asking price/get-in price: $291/$160
Known as the “Third Saturday in October” game, this rivalry dates to 1901, and Tennessee and Alabama have played 101 times. The game is the second priciest ticket on the secondary market, and will, in fact, be played on the third Saturday in November this time around. Alabama has won the last 12 consecutive meetings, which is the longest streak of the series.
October 26 vs. Arkansas
- Average asking price/get-in price: $208/$97
Though both teams are in the SEC, they’ve played only 27 times dating to 1962. Alabama has won the last 11 – 12, if you include the 2007 game it had to vacate. Last year, the Crimson Tide won, 65-31, on October 6 at Fayetteville. The teams didn’t start playing regularly until 1992, when Arkansas joined the SEC. Prior to that, the teams met in the Sugar Bowl in 1980 and 1962, with Alabama winning both games. This is the third most expensive game in terms of average asking price.
November 9 vs. LSU
- Average asking price/get-in price: $434/$230
The premiere game of the season, the Alabama-LSU game is the priciest on the secondary market. In fact, the get-in price for this game would be the third most expensive of the season, if it were an average asking price. The rivalry dates to 1895, but the teams didn’t start playing regularly until 1964. While Alabama holds an all-time series advantage, it’s not as lopsided (53-25-5) as other rivalries. Alabama has won the last eight, but prior to that, LSU had a five-game win streak between 2003-07. Alabama beat LSU, 29-0, on November 3, 2018 at Death Valley.
November 23 vs. Western Carolina
- Average asking price/get-in price: $105/$49
In the last 15 years, the Catamounts have been regular visitors to Bryant-Denny Stadium. This game will mark the fifth between the teams since 2005. Alabama has won all five games, but Western Carolina has had a few things to celebrate, including in 2014, when Western Carolina became the first team of the season to score on the opening drive against Alabama. The Crimson Tide ultimately won that game, 48-14. This game is the cheapest of all of Alabama’s home games on the secondary market.