Heading out to a college football game this weekend? Looking for some affordable prices?
Well, your best bet may be at KU, where, as of Thursday afternoon, one could snag a ticket to the Jayhawks’ season opener on the secondary market for as little as $12, according to market aggregator TiqIQ.com. That was actually up from earlier this week, when some tickets to Kansas’ matchup with South Dakota State were listed at $6.29 each at StubHub.com.
This time of year, the secondary ticket market is often used as a metric to determine which college football programs have the most rabid fans and brand power. According to a Forbes survey, which used secondary market aggregator TiqIQ, Notre Dame owns the country’s most expensive average season ticket price on the secondary market ($290.35).
But what about the season’s opening week? The Star conducted its own survey, to see how Kansas’ bargain price compared with rivals Missouri, K-State and other schools in the Big 12.
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As of Thursday, secondary market tickets for Kansas State’s opener against South Dakota began at $62 while tickets to Missouri’s game against Southeast Missouri State started at $24, the same as market value.
How does that compare to other games involving Big 12 schools?
Cheapest secondary price (via TiqIQ)
Sam Houston State at Texas Tech
South Dakota State at KU
Oklahoma State at Central Michigan
Akron at Oklahoma
Baylor at SMU
Northern Iowa at Iowa State
TCU at Minnesota
South Dakota at K-State
Georgia Southern at West Virginia
Texas at Notre Dame