Auburn-Oregon Advocare Kickoff Classic provides a great bargain with secondary market prices as low as $45
If you’re a college football fan, the offseason can feel like an eternity. Thankfully, each passing day brings us closer to the start of the 2019 season. Spring games have taken place and the depth charts are filling in; summer will come and go before we even know it.
And if you’re hungry for a college football game, you’ll want to keep tabs on the Advocare Kickoff Classic. On the final day of August, Auburn and Oregon will take the field at AT&T Stadium in Arlington; you’ll be able to get in the building for only $45, the cheapest of all kick off games.
Most Advocare Classics have boasted two solid teams and this one is no exception. Auburn is coming off an 8-5 season, capped off by a dominant Music City Bowl victory over Purdue. Despite that record, however, the Tigers offense struggled at times and head coach Gus Malzahn has taken steps to fix the issue.
Malzahn has brought in first year offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham and reinstalled himself as play caller. It’s still unclear who will be under center, though; it’s currently a four-man race, but Bo Nix—a true freshman and son of Auburn legend Patrick Nix—could get the starting nod. Regardless of the offensive questions, the Tigers defense should be a strength and buy the guys on the other side of the ball some time to adjust.
On the opposite side of the field, the Oregon Ducks had a strong 2018 campaign under rookie head coach Mario Cristobal. They finished with an overall 9-4 record and finished the year with a 7-6 win over Michigan State in the Redbox Bowl.
On the field, QB Justin Herbert will remain under center. Once again, he’ll have to deal with draft chatter all season but, this year, he’ll also have turnover at wide receiver to cope with; Dillon Mitchell has gone pro and the Ducks will hope Penn State transfer Juwan Johnson can fill the void. The Ducks major challenge will be on the other side of the ball, however, as defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt and the program parted ways earlier this year. Leavitt left the defense in a good place, but switching coordinators just before spring practice is never ideal.
On the ticketing front, there are plenty of seats available in the massive AT&T Stadium. The cheapest available seats on the secondary market are $45 in the upper concourse; the cheapest mezzanine seats come in at $112. A seat on the main level will run you $162 and a Hall of Fame tier seat starts at $165. There are even a few suites—one of which is field level behind the end zone—available if you’re looking to splurge.
Retail tickets to the game are sold through SeatGeek, the Advocare Classic’s official ticketing partner. The primary market currently has slightly cheaper prices, but it’s worth keeping tabs on both markets as time progresses; with multiple of months to go and 100,000 seats in the building, prices and available sections will definitely shift. You’ll also want to pay attention to the seating map as each team has one side of the stadium for their fans.
Whether you’re a fan of one of these two teams or just a football junkie who can’t wait to see some NCAA action, you’ll want to watch these tickets. You’re not seeing a kickoff game any cheaper than this.