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College Football Postseason Ticket Prices 2016-17

January 09, 2017 by Amy

College Football Championship Ticket Prices

For the second straight year, the Alabama Crimson Tide and Clemson Tigers will go head-to-head in the College Football Championship Game.

Clemson will be seeking revenge after last year's 45-40 defeat. Alabama is looking to become the first two-time and back-to-back national champion since the playoff was instituted in 2014.

2017 College Football Championship Game Poised to Be Most Expensive Ever

Looking at ticket prices for the 2017 College Football Championship Game, demand appears to be up from last year's contest, likely due to location. Raymond James Stadium in Tampa is only a combined average of 571 miles from Alabama and Clemson, compared to 1,819 miles from Glendale in 2016.

The 2017 College Football Championship Game is the second-closest in proximity for both participating teams, which may ultimately be the key reason it could become one of the most expensive to date.

Where are fans buying from?

1. Tampa, FL
2. Greenville, SC
3. Birmingham, AL
4. Charleston, SC
5. Atlanta, GA
6. Greer, SC
7. St. Petersburg, FL
8. Rock Hill, SC
9. Columbia, SC
10. Mount Pleasant, SC


College Football Championship 2017 Ticket Prices
Matchup Date Get-In Price Median Price Avg. Price of Sold Tickets
Alabama vs Clemson Jan. 9 $1,529 $2,425 $1,297

*Prices are as of Jan. 9


What it Costs to See a Champion: College Football National Championship


Chart Key (displayed at the bottom of the page)

*Note: To accommodate the semifinals, prices reflect the season during which the games took place

**Bold denotes winner


2011 Season – New Orleans, Mercedes-Benz Superdome (Alabama vs LSU)
2012 Season – Miami Gardens, Sun Life Stadium (Alabama vs Notre Dame)
2013 Season – Pasadena, Rose Bowl Stadium (Auburn vs Florida State)


2014 Playoff
Pasadena, Rose Bowl Stadium (Florida State vs Oregon)
Mercedes-Benz Superdome (Alabama vs Ohio State)
National Championship Game - Arlington, AT&T Stadium (Ohio State vs Oregon)


2015 Playoff
Miami Gardens, Sun Life Stadium (Clemson vs Oklahoma)
Arlington, AT&T Stadium (Alabama vs Michigan State)
National Championship Game - Glendale, University of Phoenix Stadium (Alabama vs Clemson)


2016 Playoff
Glendale, University of Phoenix Stadium (Clemson vs Ohio State)
Georgia, Georgia Dome (Alabama vs Washington)
National Championship Game - Tampa, Raymond James Stadium (Alabama vs Clemson)


Proximity of Schools/Fan Bases to Host Site

Location is a major contributing factor when it comes to ticket prices for the national championship game. We took a look at what Google Maps says the shortest driving distances are from the campus of the national championship teams to their respective host venues:


2011 – New Orleans, Mercedes-Benz Superdome: Alabama (293 miles), LSU (79 miles)
Combined average distance from host venue: 186 miles

2012 – Miami Gardens, Sun Life Stadium: Alabama (765 miles), Notre Dame (1,326 miles)
Combined average distance from host venue: 1,045.5 miles

2013 – Pasadena, Rose Bowl Stadium: Auburn (2,124 miles), Florida State (2,255 miles)
Combined average distance from host venue: 2,189.5 miles

2014 – Arlington, AT&T Stadium: Ohio State (1,061 miles), Oregon (2,012 miles)
Combined average distance from host venue: 1,536.5 miles

2015 – Glendale, University of Phoenix Stadium: Alabama (1,668 miles), Clemson (1,970 miles)
Combined average distance from host venue: 1,819 miles

2016 – Tampa, Raymond James Stadium: Alabama (573 miles), Clemson (569 miles)
Combined average distance from host venue: 571 miles


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