It might not be the biggest game of the weekend, or the game with the most College Football Playoff implications, but it is Texas and USC.
The 22nd-ranked Trojans will make their first visit to Austin in 52 years. It’s going to be a thing.
But when you think of Texas vs. USC, you don’t think about the meeting 52 years ago in Texas. You think 2006 in Pasadena, California. You think Vince Young, 4th-and-2…going for the corner, and he’s got it!
The result? Fans are paying an average ticket price of $398 to see a struggling Texas Longhorns team against a young USC Trojans team. It’s nostalgia at its finest.
According to historic data from TicketCity, the 2006 Rose Bowl boasted an average ticket price of $1,303.87 and was the most in-demand ticket in college football history. Now, almost 13 years later, the epic 2006 Rose Bowl is still driving ticket demand. This weekend’s match-up in Austin between USC and Texas is the most expensive game in the Big 12 Conference this year. Just this week, a pair of tickets purchased on TicketCity.com sold for $1,569 apiece.
Here’s how Texas v. USC demand looks in comparison to other big games this weekend:
(Data as of Monday, 9/10/2018, Price represents the AVERAGE ticket price to attend the game).
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