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KU football tickets among cheapest in Big 12 for opening day

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.

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?

Game

Cheapest secondary price (via TiqIQ)

Sam Houston State at Texas Tech

$8

South Dakota State at KU

$12

Oklahoma State at Central Michigan

$23

Akron at Oklahoma

$41

Baylor at SMU

$42

Northern Iowa at Iowa State

$49

TCU at Minnesota

$50

South Dakota at K-State

$62

Georgia Southern at West Virginia

$70

Texas at Notre Dame

$259

To reach Rustin Dodd, call 816-234-4937 or send email to rdodd@kcstar.com. Follow him on Twitter: @rustindodd.

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