As the team prepares for its opening game against Wisconsin on August 30, LSU currently holds the ninth highest-priced ticket on the secondary market while ranking 13th on the AP List of Top 25 Schools. Interestingly enough, LSU is one of five schools listed within the top 10 most expensive schools that also owns a double-digit ranking by AP. Rounding off the top 10 priciest schools is Penn State, which did not qualify among the 25 top-ranked schools.
According to TiqIQ, the average price for LSU football tickets at Tiger Stadium is currently $151, just $1 less than the eighth-placed Oregon Ducks. LSU still owns a higher average price at home than last season, in which the team had an average of $146.06 at Tiger Stadium in 2013. The year-over-year increase in average price is largely due to a November 11 game against Alabama, which serves as one of the most expensive college games this season. Other top-priced games on the LSU football schedule include an October 25 game against Mississippi and the season opener against Wisconsin at NRG Stadium in Houston.
LSU’s most expensive game will be against the Alabama Crimson Tide on November 11, who rank at #2 on AP’s Top 25 Schools. The average price for LSU vs Alabama football tickets is currently $596.75 on the secondary market, 288.5% above the season average of $151. The get-in price for the mid-November game starts at $211, 39.7% above LSU’s 2014 season average. The team’s second most expensive home game will be against Mississippi on October 25 as the average price for LSU vs Mississippi tickets is $218.24 on the secondary market, 44.5% above season average, with a get-in price of $80. The team will open their season in Houston’s NRG Stadium, where they will see the third highest-priced game of the season against Wisconsin. The average secondary price for LSU vs Wisconsin tickets is $203.86, 35% above season average, with a get-in price of $58.
Other teams that will visit Tiger Stadium on the LSU football schedule include Mississippi State, Kentucky, Louisiana-Monroe, Sam Houston State and New Mexico. The September 27 matchup with New Mexico will serve as LSU’s cheapest home game of the season as average secondary price for LSU vs New Mexico tickets is $68.61, 54.5% below the season average, with a get-in price of $9. LSU’s second game of the season will also be the second cheapest game at home against Sam Houston State. The average price for LSU vs Sam Houston State tickets is $69.05 on the secondary market, 54.27% below the season average, with a get-in price of $11.
Fresh off a 10-win season, LSU will look to remain a dominant force within the SEC when they begin their season against Wisconsin next Saturday. Pivotal games against Alabama, Ole Miss and Kentucky will undoubtedly test the Tigers all season long but success has been a mainstay for LSU in recent years. They will host Alabama in one of the highest-priced college games of the year on November 11.