Jan 8, 2024 - Sports

CFP National Championship ticket prices are highest since 2017 season

🏈 Average College Football Playoff National Championship ticket price, 2017–2023
Data: SeatGeek; Chart: Alice Feng/Axios

The average ticket price for Monday's College Football Playoff National Championship between Michigan and Washington is the highest since the 2017 season, according to data SeatGeek shared with Axios.

By the numbers: The average ticket costs $2,845, about $1,100 more than the previous year's game between TCU and Georgia in Los Angeles.

  • The "get-in" price for Monday's game is $1,302.

State of play: Tickets to the 2017 season National Championship in Atlanta between Alabama and Georgia averaged $3,035.

  • SeatGeek says those prices were likely due to the proximity of the schools to the venue.

What they're saying: The ticket reseller told Axios the prices for this game may be driven by fan excitement.

  • "A 'win' for either school would mark the first since the 1990s," said Jenna McKernan, SeatGeek's manager of PR and communications.

Michigan's last championship was in the 1997 season. Washington's was the 1991 season.

Yes, but: SeatGeek's regional data shows that Texas residents make up 45% of ticket sales while Michigan and Washington residents make up 11% and 3%, respectively.

  • The game is being played at NRG Stadium in Houston.

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