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Priciest college football games

This list of the top 10 college games of the fall 2012 season uses the average price of tickets on the resale market. “Resale market” means tickets for sale on major websites like StubHub, Ticket Network and eBay. The list is determined using numbers from TiqIQ,an event ticket price aggregator that draws its data from those secondary sellers.

What makes each of these games so expensive? Each game has its own blend of reasons, such as team rivalries, the team’s recent performance, game location, team home base locations, timing and tradition. In the following slides, Chris Matcovich, director of data communications at TiqIQ, provides his insight into what the magic combination of factors might be for each game. There’s a strong showing by the SEC, and one team plays in no less than four of the most expensive games this season.

Note: average secondary ticket prices given were as of Sept. 10.

By Colleen KanePosted 11 September 2012

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