The hottest tickets for the 2021 college football season

After an unprecedented 2020 college football season punctuated by empty seats and cardboard cutouts, data from StubHub shows fans are ready to return to stadiums to cheer on their favorite teams.

StubHub Says Ticket Sales So Far Are Comparable To 2019 With The ‘Duke’s Mayo Classic’ In Charlotte Between Georgia And Clemson Being The Most In-Demand Game Of The Season, Based On Sales Through August 4 .

Top 10 most requested college football games in 2021

  1. Duke’s Mayo Classic: Georgia Bulldogs vs. Clemson Tigers September 4th
  2. Auburn Tigers at Penn State Nittany Lions on September 18th
  3. Chick-fil-A: Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Miami Hurricanes launch match on September 4
  4. Alabama Crimson Tide at Texas A&M Aggies on October 9
  5. LSU Tigers at Alabama Crimson Tide on November 6
  6. Washington Huskies vs. Michigan Wolverines on September 11
  7. Alabama Crimson Tide at Florida Gators on September 18
  8. Ole Miss Rebels at Alabama Crimson Tide on October 2
  9. Tennessee Volunteers at Alabama Crimson Tide on October 23
  10. Nebraska Cornhuskers in Oklahoma Sooners on September 18

The Alabama Crimson Tide play in six of the ten most requested games.

“It might come as no surprise that Alabama is at the top of a college football list, but this is the first time they have topped ticket sales in 10 years,” said Khanna. “Penn State and Michigan, whose football programs feature the two largest football stadiums in the country, are following the tide at No.2 and No.3.”

Top 10 College Football Teams In Demand For StubHub In 2021

  1. Crimson tide in Alabama
  2. Penn State Nittany Lions
  3. Michigan Wolverine
  4. Texas A&M Aggies
  5. Irish Combatant of Notre Dame
  6. Wisconsin Badgers
  7. Auburn Tigers
  8. Georgia Bulldogs
  9. Florida Gators
  10. Oklahoma earlier

“Based on the demand we’ve seen for college football tickets, people are ready to watch their favorite teams play on Saturday,” said Akshay Khanna, Managing Director of StubHub North America. “Currently, ticket sales to date on StubHub for 2021 college football matches are comparable to 2019 pre-season sales, and we expect this trend to continue or even surpass 2019, given the pent-up demand to experience a match in person. . “

Demand in Week 1 is driven by two of the neutral site games played in Charlotte and Atlanta.

Top 10 matches of week 1 of the college football season in 2021

  1. Duke’s Mayo Classic: Georgia Bulldogs vs. Clemson Tigers September 4th
  2. Chick-fil-A: Alabama vs Miami Kickoff Game on September 4
  3. Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Florida State Seminoles on September 5th
  4. LSU Tigers at UCLA Bruins Football on September 4th
  5. Penn State Nittany Lions at Wisconsin Badgers on September 4
  6. Western Michigan Broncos vs. Michigan Wolverines September 4
  7. Kent State Golden flashes at Texas A&M Aggies on September 4
  8. Ohio State Buckeyes at the Minnesota Golden Gophers on September 2
  9. Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns at Texas Longhorns on September 4
  10. North Carolina Tar Heels at Virginia Tech Hokies on September 3

Looking at the teams that have seen demand surge since 2019, the Arkansas Razorbacks are leading the pack, thanks in large part to their clash against Texas.

Top 10 greatest climbers of 2021

  1. Arkansas Razorbacks: 446%
  2. Arizona Wild Cats: 410%
  3. Minnesota Gold Gopher: 160%
  4. Virginia Tech Hokies: 132%
  5. Baylor Bear: 116%
  6. Oklahoma earlier: 94%
  7. UCLA Bruins: 83%
  8. Horned frogs TCU: 75%
  9. Illinois Fighter Illini: 68%
  10. Auburn Tigers: 67%

“What we find promising is that sales of college football tickets, as well as NFL tickets, followed pre-pandemic sales in 2019, signaling that people are ready to resume live sport.” , said Khanna. “We expect other sports to follow this trend.”

Week Zero begins this weekend, with five games scheduled in the Football Bowl division:

  • Nebraska and Illinois | 1 p.m. ET | FOX
  • UConn in Fresno State | 2pm | CBSSN
  • Hawaii at UCLA | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN
  • UTEP in the State of New Mexico | 9:30 p.m. | Bally Sports / KVIA / FloFootball
  • Southern Utah in the State of San Jose | 22h | CBSSN

Week 1 officially begins in the FBS on Wednesday, September 1 with UAB against Jacksonville State and continues through Labor Day weekend.

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