Ticket prices are a fickle mistress. Every week there’s that game you can’t afford to attend unless you drain your savings, and then there’s another where you can’t believe it’s that affordable. This is one of those weeks.
Though Alabama-Tennessee, the marquee game of the week, is out of reach for casual fans, there’s a Top 25 SEC matchup you can get into for the price of a large pizza.
Here’s the Vivid Seats breakdown for every game game involving an SEC team:
No. 1 Alabama at No. 9 Tennessee
No surprise here. This game puts the top-ranked team in the nation on the road against a Tennessee team whose luck finally ran out last week against Texas A&M. Tickets to get into Neyland Stadium for this one average $397 while the cheapest available still run $247. Volunteers fans will pack the building for this one, as they should, because this team may have the team and good fortune needed to topple the Tide.
No. 12 Ole Miss at No. 22 Arkansas
For some reason, this isn’t a terribly hot ticket. Sure, both teams have two losses, likely won’t play for a conference title and surely won’t make the College Football Playoff, but it’s still a Top 25 matchup between SEC teams. An average ticket costs $65 and the cheap seats are only $14 for this one under the lights at Razorback Stadium. If nothing else, you’ll get a nice quarterback battle between Chad Kelly and Austin Allen.
Southern Mississippi at LSU
Don’t let this one on paper fool you — it should be pretty good. Aside from the Ole Miss/Arkansas matchup, this has the best bang for your buck. LSU is feeling its way under interim coach Ed Orgeron, but the 4-2 Golden Eagles would love to play spoiler under the lights in Death Valley. Median tickets cost $64, while the most affordable option is only $19. Southern Mississippi has beaten one SEC team already this year (it was Kentucky, but whatever) and averages 532.2 yards of offense, so it knows they’re better than the 25-point cushion LSU is getting in Vegas. And there should be plenty of visiting fans as the campuses are just 2 1/2 hours apart.
Price breakdowns for the entire SEC
No. 1 Alabama at No. 9 Tennessee –Minimum price: $247, median price: $397
Mississippi State at BYU – Minimum price: $55, median price: $98
Vanderbilt at Georgia – Minimum price: $36, median price: $69
Southern Mississippi at LSU – Minimum price: $19, median price: $64
Missouri at No. 18 Florida – Minimum price: $23, median price: $62
No. 12 Ole Miss at No. 22 Arkansas – Minimum price: $14, median price: $65
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