Texas vs. Oklahoma: Heavy Ticket Demand For The Red River Showdown

Texas vs. Oklahoma: Heavy Ticket Demand For The Red River Showdown

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Texas vs. Oklahoma: Heavy Ticket Demand For The Red River Showdown


Texas is Back. No really, it’s back… and it has sent prices soaring for the Red River Showdown this weekend in Dallas, making it the most in-demand game in college football this week. This is also the first time the two have met as ranked opponents since 2012.


Oct 14, 2017; Dallas, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger (11) runs against Oklahoma Sooners linebacker Kenneth Murray (9) in the fourth quarter at the Cotton Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

TicketCity crunched the numbers and the average price of tickets for this weekend across the entire secondary market is a whopping $545.00.  These numbers are competitive with the likes of the Iron Bowl and Michigan v. Ohio State which consistently reaches a $500 average ticket price every year.  

Here is a closer look at the demand:
It is the hottest ticket in College Football this week.  Here’s how it shakes up against a few other marquee match-ups. The price below represents the average ticket price for previously sold inventory from TicketCity* 

  1. Texas vs. Oklahoma: $425  
  2. Indiana at Ohio State: $200
  3. Notre Dame at Virginia Tech: $194
  4. Kentucky at Texas A&M: $192
  5. LSU at Florida: $141

The average ticket price for this game on TicketCity.com is more than double the ticket prices for the 2016 match-up.

  1. 2016: $240 – Average Ticket Price
  2. 2017: $309 – Average Ticket Price
  3. 2018: $425 – Average Ticket Price

The lowest average ticket price available for Texas v. Oklahoma in the last month was on 9/20/2018 at $450 on the secondary market and $290 on TicketCity. The map below shows the remaining ticket amounts and average ticket prices. The top chart displays the amount of inventory available heavily declining as this Saturday approaches. As inventory declines, it’s expected the price begins to rise.


Take a look at more Red River Showdown stats and records from TicketCity as the game approaches or visit TicketCity on Friday from 3-4 pm CST for weekly Happy Hour with discounted College Football tickets


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