Colorado Features Most Expensive College Football Ticket For 2nd Straight Week, Beats Out All But 1 NFL Game
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For the second straight week, the Colorado Buffaloes are the hottest ticket in college football. The get-in price to see Deion Sanders’ 2-0 team, ranked 18th in the land, play Colorado State at Folsom Field this Saturday night is $230.
That makes it the most expensive ticket by nearly $100. Only three other games featuring the Top 25 teams cost more than a Benjamin to get in, according to prices on TickPick, which has no fees: Oklahoma vs. Tulsa ($135), Tennessee vs. Florida ($133), South Carolina vs. Georgia ($117).
The average get-in price of a Top 25 game this week, excluding Colorado, is $49.30. For the price of a Colorado ticket, you can get nine tickets to Alabama vs. South Florida, Hawaii vs. Oregon or San Diego State vs. Oregon State. You could get five tickets to Wyoming vs. Texas or LSU vs. Mississippi State.
The $230 get-in price also beats out every NFL game but one.
The most expensive NFL get-in price is Seahawks vs. Lions, which costs $248 for a non-standing room seat. The Lions, like Colorado, are another team that's been bad for a while, but are having a resurgent year.
Do keep in mind that Colorado's home field is roughly 33% smaller than the average NFL stadium. Supply is far smaller.
Sanders’ team — which had a preseason win total of just 3.5 — has turned into the nation’s darling. They are all-of-a-sudden the most bet on team to win the national championship at PointsBet and No. 2 behind Michigan at BetMGM. Quarterback Shedeur Sanders and cornerback-wideout Travis Hunter have been pushed into the Heisman race.
Those who are willing to sell Buffs tickets can make a pretty penny. End zone seats at Folsom for the entire season cost $300.
From 1987 to 1996, Colorado was a powerhouse, never having a losing season and winning a share of the national title in 1990. But the Buffaloes have only had three winning seasons over the last two decades. Last year, the team went 1-11, only the sixth time the school had failed to win two games in its 123-year history of playing football.
And Colorado is actually part of ticket history. Nearly every college team has variable pricing depending on what opponents they play. That financial instrument started in 1980 by Colorado when they charged $5 more for games against Nebraska and Oklahoma.