Even though the game is still over a week away, interest in the Alabama Crimson Tide game at LSU on Nov. 5 is starting to grow.
Having Alabama and Nick Saban in town for a night game creates an intense atmosphere that is anything but a given, and ESPN seized the opportunity to show the game.
Although the winning team won’t win SEC West, they will be close.
No. 15 Ole Miss is still in the game with a loss, but he came on for the Tigers last week in Baton Rouge, 45-20. Lane Kiffin’s team will also host the Crimson Tide on November 12.
LSU and Alabama both took an “L” at Tennessee for its only conference loss this season. The Tigers lost at home on October 8, 40-13. After Alabama, they only have to face Arkansas and Texas A&M to conclude the championship game.
So even though it’s not the divisional championship, the game will be hyped as being essentially on the heels of No. 3 Tennessee to No. 1 Georgia earlier in the day. The Bulldogs will face Florida this weekend, while the Volunteers will face Kentucky. If they both win, their meeting will virtually decide the SEC East.
The good news for anyone planning to make the trip to see Alabama at LSU, as of Thursday night SI Tickets had seats available on the upper deck of Tiger Stadium for as little as $151 each.
The cheapest seat in the area behind the visitor’s bench was $254 and up.
At the top end were two blocks of front row seats near where Alabama exits the locker room with an asking price of around $1,500 each.
A 25-person suite in the southeast corner had an asking price of $47,932.
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Meanwhile, LSU’s fanbase began to rally, as evidenced by its playoff bookings.
The feature on SI Tickets gives buyers a year-round chance to secure a seat for less than the normal price.
Buyers choose an amount they would pay to reserve tickets if their team made it to the playoffs. The market price changes throughout the season depending on the probability of a team winning the game. The resale market offers the opportunity to see a reservation on SI Tickets for a profit.
Here’s the same example as last week: Suppose you wanted to see Alabama play in the semifinals at the Fiesta Bowl if they were to make the college football playoffs and be sent out west. You reserve two seats for the game if Alabama plays it, in the upper deck of the stadium for $34 each today.
If the Crimson Tide goes on and makes the playoffs and heads to Arizona, you can buy the tickets for $50 each (there’s a 48-hour window to make a final decision). You end up paying $84 for each seat, when they would have cost over $200 each the week of the game.
It’s a bit simplistic, but you get the idea.
Alabama’s booking price for the SEC championship game is $328 this week, down from $279 last week and $268 at the start of the season. That’s a 22.39% increase after the win over Mississippi State.
LSU bookings are up 198.37% last week and are up 400% since the start of the season. Fans only deposit $50, but it’s considerably more than $10 when the 2022 season kicked off eight weeks ago.
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