COLUMBUS, Ohio – “The Game” has always been a tough ticket to land if you are a Buckeye or Wolverine fan but the 2012 game has gotten a little bit more expensive as the season has gone on. The Buckeyes have plenty on the line with a chance at a perfect season, a slim chance at an AP National Championship and most importantly, a chance to just beat Michigan all on the line.
Face value for Ohio State tickets start at $70 but there are not going to be any seats at ‘face’ unless you have a kind uncle or a friend of a friend. Our friends at SeatGeek.com have run the numbers of the Michigan/Ohio State game as well as all of the other big games from around the weekend and the data shows the most expensive game of the holiday weekend will be at The Horseshoe.
The average price (as of Monday) for a ticket to “The Game” checked in at $330.25 and that checks in as the 7th most expensive game of the entire season, nationally. The most expensive game to date for the year was the game between Alabama vs. LSU ($462) and was followed up by Michigan vs. Alabama ($354). The Wolverines were also involved in the third most expensive ticket in their game against Notre Dame ($350).
The $330.25 ticket price eclipses all other games of the weekend with the “Iron Bowl” (Auburn at Alabama) coming in at $292.90. BCS No. 1 ranked Notre Dame vs. Southern Cal comes in at $221.05. The Civil War between Oregon and Oregon State is just a few dollars cheaper at $216.90. And the Battle for the state of South Carolina finished off the list with South Carolina vs. Clemson coming in at $201.39 on average (all prices based upon Monday data).
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