The Top 50 Hottest Tickets in College Football Unveiled

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Penn State versus Notre Dame tops the list of hottest games in the secondary ticketing industry, based on average price per ticket.

If you want to be inside Beaver Stadium in Happy Valley on September 9th, you better be ready to shell out some cash for your seats. The game that day between the Penn State Nittany Lions and Notre Dame Fighting Irish is the hottest ticket in college football right now. The average price per ticket for that game among ticket brokers around the country is $1,100 per ticket.

"Demand for Penn State versus Notre Dame is as high as we've seen for any game in the past few years," comments Randy Cohen, CEO of TicketCity.com. "There will be 100K plus people in there on game day to see one of the greatest match-ups this decade. Many of those fans will be turning to brokers to find those hard to get tickets."

Below, TicketCity.com releases the list of the top 50 hottest games of 2007 based on average price per ticket. The list was accumulated by compiling a majority of the available tickets on the secondary market throughout the entire country. The secondary market is comprised of over 800 established ticket brokers, and every fan who is listing extra tickets to sell.

Notre Dame is a popular team again this fall. They currently are in four of the top five hottest games for the upcoming season. The top five hottest games are: Penn State vs Notre Dame, Michigan vs Ohio State, Notre Dame vs USC, Michigan vs Notre Dame and Notre Dame vs Boston College.

"Notre Dame is always a big ticket, whether they are playing at home or on the road," states Zach Anderson, Vice President at TicketCity.com. "Love them or hate them, college football fans always want to see Notre Dame."

Many of the games on the list are those between traditional rivals. Auburn/Alabama, Florida/Georgia and Texas/Oklahoma are annually some of the hottest tickets in college football. The 2007 season is no exception with all three of those match-ups landing in the top ten hottest games of the season.

"The rivalry games are big every year," says Anderson. "Once you've been to them one time, you never want to miss it again. We have clients who buy their Red River Shootout (TX/OU) and Iron Bowl (Auburn/Bama) tickets from us every year. For them, nothing else matters other than making sure they are in that stadium for kick off."

Rutgers is again generating a lot of demand for their big home games in East Brunswick. Their game against West Virginia on October 27th rates 12th on the top 50 list. Also, Alabama has seen a huge surge in demand since the hiring of Nick Saban. The Iron Bowl (versus Auburn) and their home game against LSU both rank high on the list.

"The LSU game at Alabama should definitely wind up as one of the top 10 hottest games of the year," says Cohen. "LSU fans are already coming out in droves to get tickets and travel to see their former coach (Saban). It should be an amazing scene in the stadium that day."

Prices will continue to fluctuate throughout the season. Once the season begins, TicketCity.com will update the hottest games list from week-to-week to include the top 25 games. View the top 50 games list below or visit the TicketCity.com web site at http://www.ticketcity.com/Top-25-Games.html.

Watch your favorite college football teams in action. Browse a large selection of tickets for regular season games, conference championships, and bowl games. Don't miss out on seeing some of the biggest football events of the season. To purchase tickets, fans should call 1.800.SOLD.OUT or go online to http://www.TicketCity.com.

About TicketCity.com:
TicketCity.com sells tickets for all sports, concerts and theatre shows. TicketCity.com specializes in tickets for all college sports and championship events, like; the Super Bowl, Kentucky Derby or Masters. Founded in 1990, TicketCity.com has developed into the most trusted source for secondary market tickets to these events around the World. TicketCity.com partners include Rivals.com, SportsWar.com, CollegeFootballNews.com and TMP Directional Marketing.

Contact:
Liz Link, Communications Coordinator
http://www.TicketCity.com
512.721.1148

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