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StubHub: Bama most in-demand ticket; Auburn No. 7

The Crimson Tide once again has the most in-demand ticket in all of college football after being dethroned in the category last year by Ohio State.

It is third time the Tide has held the distinction in the rankings developed by StubHub. In- state rival Auburn University was No. 7.

“This is likely to be the last season of college football as we know it, with conferences realigning at a rapid pace and playoff expansion on the horizon. We predict that ticket sales will start to reflect changes in how fans travel, create new rivalries and spotlight more teams across the country,” said Adam Budelli of StubHub. “Sales are trending up almost 50% over last season and we’re seeing the most preseason sales of the past five years.”

Alabama’s sales for the 2023 season have reportedly increased by 50%. The school will also be hosting three of the top 10 highest selling games of the season. It also outsold Michigan, the second highest in-demand team for 2023, by a whopping 24%.

Despite Auburn’s struggles throughout Bryan Harsin’s 21-game tenure, the team this year has moved up three positions in the category of most in-demand team. A large reason for the jump is Hugh Freeze’s hiring as head coach of the Tigers.

The Tide kick off their season Sept. 2 against Middle Tennessee at Bryant Denny Stadium at 6:30 p.m.

The Tigers will begin their fresh start Sept. 2 against the University of Massachusetts. Kickoff at Jordan-Hare Stadium is 2:30 p.m.

StubHub’s Top In-Demand College Football Teams of 2023

  1. Alabama Crimson Tide
  2. Michigan Wolverines
  3. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
  4. Penn State Nittany Lions
  5. Tennessee Volunteers
  6. Georgia Bulldogs
  7. Auburn Tigers
  8. Florida State Seminoles
  9. Texas A&M Aggies
  10. Colorado Buffaloes

(Based on cumulative StubHub ticket sales as of Aug. 22 for the 2023 season

Austen Shipley is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News.

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