COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The price of a ticket to a Texas A&M football game is one of the most expensive in college football, according to a report by KBTX News 3.
A survey out now shows prices have climbed since last year. So much so, that you’ll pay more in the secondary ticket market to watch the Aggies play compared to any other team in the Southeastern Conference.
The much anticipated season for the Aggies is just a week away, but some fans are feeling the price pinch.
Texas A&M football tickets on the resale market have continued to climb with the average price for an Alabama-Texas A&M ticket going for $730.24. Both schools are expected to be highly ranked heading into the matchup with Alabama ranked No. 1 and A&M ranked no. 7 in the Associated Press preseason poll.
Eric Coker coaches middle school football and is a lifelong College Station resident. He said the higher prices are something he can’t afford.
“I would just love to be able to take my family, but it’s gotten to the point now you can’t even afford to take you and your spouse,” said Coker.
According to ticket broker TiqIQ, Notre Dame has the most expensive tickets on the resale market at $294.
Georgia is eighth at $188 and LSU seventh at $181. Texas is 14th with an average price of $150.
However, the average price of a ticket to a Texas A&M game is $204, ranking fifth overall on the resale market.
“That’s one of the I guess disadvantages of moving to a superior conference, also playing great football and also having one of the best players in the country and last year’s best player in the country. You are going to price out some people,” said Chris Matcovich, vice-president of Data and Communications for TiqIQ.
There are also lots of expectations even from the littlest of fans including 8-year-old Grayson Coker, who’s a Johnny Football fan.
“I think they’ll win the national championship and they might beat Alabama,” said Grayson.
The Cokers said that they will just have to show their support for Aggie football from the comfort of their home.
“We’ll try to go to as many games as we can go to. But you know nowadays with the prices being as high as they are sitting in the air conditioning at my house for a lot less you know, I’ll make the tailgate but I’m going to drive over and watch the game at home. That’s just how it’ll be,” said Eric Coker.
Texas A&M also has another game in the top 25 category of most expensive games with the average price for LSU game tickets in Baton Rouge going for $407.58.
TiqIQ recommends fans wait on buying tickets on resale sites a little bit longer in case prices drop.