2018 Conference Championship Games Ranked by Secondary Ticket Sales

Big 12 championship game

Big 12 Championship Game is Top Selling Football Championship Game

#1 – Big 12 Championship Game @ AT&T Stadium

In a minor upset the “Red River Redo” matchup between Texas and Oklahoma surged past the SEC Championship Game soon after the heated match-up materialized. The Longhorn and Sooner fans meet once again in Dallas, this time in a much different setting.  This is a statement game for coaches Herman and Riley both in their second year.

#2 SEC Championship Game @ Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Alabama and Georgia play at the scene of last year National Championship game in Atlanta. This year both teams picked up where they left off with both teams clinching their division by the shockingly early date of November 3.  This game boasts the highest average priced ticket at $687 per ticket.

#3 Big Ten Championship Game @ Lucas Oil Stadium

This game is number 1 in terms of number of tickets sold helped by one of the lowest average sales prices amongst the power five. Northwestern had a head start with an early division clinch.  However, sales to Ohioans surged after Ohio State’s domination of Michigan.

#4 ACC Championship Game @ Bank of America Stadium

Sales are a little sluggish for heavily favored Clemson’s fourth straight trip to the ACC Championship Game.  Clemson vs Pittsburgh is a distant fourth in a dangerous game for the Tigers against the upset specialists from Pittsburgh.  Clemson fans may be a little road weary.  However, it would be a mistake to look past a very dangerous foe in the Panthers.

#5 Pac 12 Championship Game @ Levi’s Stadium

The Pac 12 Championship retains its crown’s as the Power 5’s least supported championship game. This year it features a matchup of two of the Pac 12’s more rabid fan bases, who I can only assume may be watching from home due to travel expenses or put off by the games awkward Friday scheduling. The average ticket sales price is the lowest among the Power 5 championships.  When you couple low ticket prices with the fewest number of tickets sold, the Pac 12 Championship Game ticket is a dud.

#6 AAC Championship Game @ Spectrum Stadium

UCF puts it’s 24 game win streak on the line against Memphis in what is essentially a home game for the Knights. UCF could rise as high as the Orange Bowl if everything falls in place.  The Knights could also drop all the way to the Birmingham Bowl potentially for a rematch against Auburn.

#7 Mountain West Championship Game @ Albertson’s Stadium

Boise State and Fresno State square off for the fourth time in 17 games. A potential spot in a New Year’s Game is on the line should UCF stumble in the AAC Championship.

#8 MAC Championship Game @ Ford Field

Don’t expect Ford Field to open up seating in the upper decks for the Buffalo Bulls vs Northern Illinois Huskies match-up in the Motor City.

 

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