Jan 8, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; LSU Tigers head football coach Les Miles (right) poses for pictures with the Coaches Trophy and Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban (left) during a press conference at Marriott Convention Hotel. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

LSU vs. Alabama: Tickets for Saturday are cheaper than for the 2011 showdown

Saturday evening, the LSU Tiger and the Alabama Crimson Tide will meet on the field in Bryant-Denny Stadium in arguably the biggest showdown in the SEC this year.

The game itself carries national implications. If Les Miles and the Tigers are able to pull the upset on the road, as they did in 2011, then Alabama will be all but finished in their pursuit of a third straight national championship.

Remember that 2011 contest? It was dubbed the ‘Game of the Century’ and was one of the most hyped games of our generation. The get-in ticket prices for that game alone cost up to $500.

So, what are the ticket prices looking like for the battle two years later in Tuscaloosa? Well, not as expensive as they were back then.

At the moment, there are tickets for sale as low as $144 on eBay and $150 on StubHub, according to Al.com.

This shouldn’t be all that shocking. While this is a huge game, it was that much bigger in 2011. At that time, both teams were undefeated and ranked one and two respectively in early November and both had national title aspirations. If you’ll remember, both ended up playing for the crystal ball anyway that year despite LSU winning the game, and Alabama got their revenge with a 21-0 blowout.

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