LSU-Clemson CFP National Championship ticket 2020 prices fall, but still set to break New Orleans title game record. A ticket to see LSU take on Clemson in the College Football Playoff Championship Game began at comically expensive heights. By gameday they had fallen by enough to change an “LMAO” to an “LOL.”
The average ticket price for the game ticked down under $2,000 by the weekend leading up to the game, according to data from TicketIQ, but held steady between $1,927 and $1,965 through Sunday and Monday. The price would also mark the fourth-most expensive championship of all time, per their data, behind the 2018, 2011 and 2017 title games, respectively.
Average prices ticked up Monday morning from their low of $1,927, but generally continued the downward trend from their high point of $3,362 immediately after LSU defeated Oklahoma in the Peach Bowl. That figure had fallen to $2,707 by the end of Clemson’s defeat of Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl later that evening, and had dropped by over $1,000 on average from its peak to $2,239 by the following Wednesday.
If that figure was to hold, it would mark the most expensive average ticket price ever for a college football championship game in New Orleans and about $100 more on average than the 2012 championship at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome that pitted LSU against Alabama. The average price of tickets for that game landed at $1,854 according to TicketIQ, which tracks and analyzes prices across multiple online ticket marketplaces.
“Ticket sales this year are already six times higher than total sales for last year’s game,” said StubHub GM of Sports Akshay Khanna, “and the average ticket price is nearly twenty percent higher, proving that both sets of Tigers fans are eager to head to New Orleans.”
The current average price would be good for the second-highest secondary-market price for tickets for any game in New Orleans history, behind only Super Bowl 47 between the Ravens and 49ers in 2013. The average ticket price for that game clocked in at $2,551, according to data from Seatgeek.
The get-in price for Monday’s championship, which represents the cheapest available tickets, followed a similar trend overall. That figure peaked at $1,600 immediately after the Peach Bowl and as of gameday it had been cut by more than half, registering at $789, per TicketIQ, with just under 2,000 tickets remaining across secondary markets.
Additional data from Seatgeek and Stubhub showed similar trends, and also foreshadowed what is expected to be a heavily LSU-leaning crowd about 70 miles from its campus in Baton Rouge.
More than four times as many tickets were sold on Seatgeek to buyers with addresses in Louisiana than in South Carolina, at 32% compared to 7%