If you want to see the LSU-Alabama game in person, you had better:
1. Already have your tickets in hand
2. Be ready to part with hundreds of dollars.
A week out from the Nov. 3 showdown in Tiger Stadium between No. 4-ranked LSU and No. 1 Alabama, the ticket-buying frenzy on the secondary market is strong and only expected to go grow.
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Adam Budelli, partnerships and business development manager for ticket reseller StubHub, said LSU-Bama is already the third most sought-after regular-season ticket behind Texas-Oklahoma and Georgia-LSU.
The least expensive ticket for the game on StubHub as of Thursday was $234 in the east upper deck. Club-level seats were going for about $2,500.
“With the game (a week) out and both schools having a bye week, demand will only increase,” Budelli said. “We currently have 2,700 tickets available.”
LSU’s athletic ticket office declared the game a sellout in mid-August. StubHub is LSU’s official ticket reseller.
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Budelli said the ticket-buying interest in the LSU-Alabama game is up 90 percent from last year’s game in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and 75 percent from the 2016 game in Tiger Stadium.
“That’s a significant jump you usually don’t see on a year-over-year basis,” he said.
While there is definitely some ticket-buying activity for this game in Alabama, the largest segment of traffic (30 percent) is coming from within Louisiana, Budelli said. That may indicate a departure from the Georgia game, when an estimated 25,000 Bulldogs fans invaded Tiger Stadium.
Budelli said 14 percent of ticket buyers were from Texas and 8 percent from Alabama.