One of the most highly anticipated week 1 matchups in college football history has officially been declared a sellout. However, that doesn’t mean you still can’t scoop up some tickets; it’s just going to cost you a pretty penny.
As expected, the resale market is capitalizing on the demand for the Chick Fil-A Kickoff on Sept. 2 featuring Alabama and Florida State.
The appeal is strong to see the non-conference pairing of two teams, who are likely be ranked in the top-5, and possibly No. 1 and No. 2 in the country, square off from the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
The result is ticket prices that could be mistaken for the College Football Playoff national championship game, which also will be played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Jan 8. So will the SEC Championship Game on Dec. 2.
Currently, the cheapest ticket on Seat Geek is $334. The lowest price on VividSeats is $396 and on StubHub is $450. Prices are not including additional fees nearing $100 per ticket.
Both teams were granted 30,000 tickets with the remaining snagged before being sold to the general public.
The contest marks the first time that FSU’s Jimbo Fisher will coach against Alabama’s Nick Saban. Fisher was Saban’s offensive coordinator at LSU.
“We’re calling this game the GOAT, the Greatest Opener of All Time, because of the projected rankings, the dominance of these two programs and the fact that this is the toughest ticket I have seen in my 20 years in college football,” Gary Stokan, CEO and president of Peach Bowl, Inc. said in a release. “To possibly have #1 against #2 in the first game of the season is a credit to the programs that Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher have built and their willingness to play this game shows their desire to compete at the highest level.”
Kickoff is slated for 8 p.m. ET and the game will be broadcast on ABC.