Tickets for Monday’s National Championship Game Going for $2,000 Just to Get In
The first all-SEC College Football Playoff Championship Game might end up being the toughest ticket ever.
A combination of factors are working together to create one of the most expensive get-in prices for a college football ticket. Georgia, which is searching for its first national title since 1980, hasn't been in this position in a long time. Their fans traveled deep to Pasadena and will show up even stronger in Atlanta.
Then there's the Alabama Crimson Tide, which is looking for its fifth national championship under Nick Saban. It's only 203 miles and a little over three hours to drive from Bryant-Denny Stadium to Mercedes-Benz Stadium, so it's the easiest championship game trip ever for Bama fans.
Hopefully you've already gotten your ticket if you plan on going over because the secondary market is starting right around $2,000. Stubhub had its first tickets drop below that 2K mark on Tuesday, but those upper deck seats in the corner of the stadium will still cost you $1,975 each.
Ticket City has a few more options for less than $2,000 but the seats aren't great either. That website also created this graph to track the price of championship game tickets the past five years and this game is easily the most expensive.
It will be interesting to see how well these tickets hold their value in the secondary market because they often drop as game time approaches, but both campuses are a short drive away and two passionate fan bases will want to be at this game.