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Ticket Sales Slow For ACC Championship, With Prices Among Lowest For Major Title Games

Tickets for Saturday's Florida State-Duke ACC Championship at Bank of America Stadium "are plentiful and cheap" for a fourth consecutive year, according to Erik Spanberg of the CHARLOTTE BUSINESS JOURNAL. SeatGeek data shows that "hundreds of tickets for the Charlotte game are selling for less than half of face value." SeatGeek data also shows that, with an average resale price of $57, ACC Championship tickets "are the least expensive among the four major conference football title games for the second year in a row." Meanwhile SeatGeek data showed that last week's Duke-North Carolina game "generated resale ticket prices almost twice the price ($102 on average) of the ACC Championship." Spanberg noted the ACC Championship "struggled with an unappetizing" FSU-Georgia Tech game last year after sellouts for Virginia Tech-FSU in '10 and Clemson-Virginia Tech in '11. Ticket sales for last year's game "hovered near 65,000, but actual attendance, which was not reported by the conference, looked much smaller" (BIZJOURNALS.com, 12/3).

SOUTHERN CHARM: In K.C., Tod Palmer notes several secondary ticket web sites "peg the average price" for Saturday's Missouri-Auburn SEC Championship at the Georgia Dome "at north of $400." Data from RazorGator showed that the average price for the game is $499, marking an 11% increase over last week and 9% higher than last year's Georgia-Alabama matchup. SeatGeek pegs the average ticket price at $410, the "most for any Missouri game" the site has tracked. But that price is 9% lower than tickets to last Saturday's Alabama-Auburn game, and 10% lower than last year's SEC Championship Game. Ticket prices for this year's SEC Championship on SeatGeek "more than double the Big Ten Championship ($204), while the Pac-12 ($109) and ACC ($70) title games lag further behind." TicketCity shows that the"average ticket price for the SEC Championship game is $440, "which more than doubles the Big Ten ($210) and dwarfs the Pac-12 ($107) and ACC ($73)" (K.C. STAR, 12/4).
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