Prices soar for College Football Playoff National Championship game


ATLANTA (RNN) – Hold onto your credit cards. Tickets for the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship are at an all-time high.

On Vivid Seats, an online ticketing marketplace, the price of admission to tonight’s game is averaging more than $2,400 a seat.

That’s close to double last year’s average for the title game in Tampa, FL, between Alabama and Clemson. The average for the last six championship games is $1,157.

Tonight’s game features Southeastern Conference rivals Georgia and Alabama.

“This is the first all-SEC College Football Playoff (CFP) final,” said Bryson Meunier with Vivid Seats. “It’s in the Bulldogs’ backyard and within easy driving distance of Alabama.”

This morning I had the privilege of surprising my father with tickets to see our Georgia Bulldogs play in the 2018 #CFPlayoff National Championship Game.

— Chance (@mckelsey19) January 7, 2018

Although the rest of the country grumbles over it, clearly the SEC is good for business if you’re selling tickets for the title game.

The previous record in the pre-College Football Playoff era was another all-SEC affair. The 2011 national championship game between Alabama and LSU average topped $1,700.

“When you put them all together … Georgia’s thrilling 2OT Rose Bowl victory over Oklahoma and Alabama’s passionate fan base – this year’s CFP is an experience many fans just can’t miss,” Meunier said.

Although record-setting for college football, the championship game still falls well short of what folks pay to get into the Super Bowl.

For the last three seasons, the average price for the NFL’s title contest has surpassed the $4,000 mark.

It all comes down to this.

— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) January 8, 2018

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