Shall we call it the Johnny Manziel effect?
Or is it because both Texas A&M and Alabama are top notch football programs?
Either way (or a combination of both), the price of tickets to the game this weekend continue to sky rocket and according to Forbes.com, have reached a new height, becoming the most expensive tickets for a regular season game in NCAA history.
If LSU-Bama two years ago was the Game of the Century, A&M versus Alabama this weekend is the Game of the Millennium, at least based on the ticket market. On TiqIQ.com, tickets to the see Johnny Football’s try and revisit his role of David to Alabama’s Goliath are selling for an average of $763 on the secondary ticket market–$50 more than the Game of the Century. The game is also the most expensive regular season college football game ever…at least since we’ve been tracking the market over the last four years.
Of course, a four year history doesn’t sound overly impressive though it’s safe to say no ticket (for a regular season game) ever reached such a staggering amount in the years prior.