According to Ryan Aber of The Oklahoman, there’a pretty significant disparity in student ticket prices for the national championship between Clemson and Oklahoma, provided both teams win.
Student tickets for Clemson are running at $200. For Oklahoma students, they’re running at $575.
Now, this isn’t the most malicious part of this scam. According to Aber, for a nominal price, you can buy the rights to RSVP for a a face value National Championship ticket. If your team doesn’t make it and you don’t want to go, sorry sucker, that money is gone too.
RSVP prices range from $374.50 (Oklahoma’s RSVP price) to an absolutely insane $999 (Georgia’s RSVP price).
It goes without saying that this is likely some form of highway robbery. Normal, middle class fans and students get priced out of the trip of a lifetime, and it’s sad to see. There are tons of people who have sunk hours and days and years into their obsession, and they won’t get to see their team play in person on the biggest stage because of money.
500 dollars is a massive price for anyone, much less a student. This is going to have multiple effects, but the most visible one will be the neutering of a championship crowd. Just play the games on a college campus. Flip a coin for home field advantage, block off a significant amount of tickets for the away crowd, and don’t gouge people on prices. Don’t ruin the best level of the best sport in the world.
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