Tickets Are Expensive for ‘The Third Saturday in October’
If you were thinking about taking the drive to Knoxville to attend the No. 3 Alabama vs No. 6 Tennessee game this Saturday, you might want to look at the ticket prices first.
The cheapest ticket, as of Tuesday morning, between StubHub, Ticketmaster, SeatGeek, and Vivid Seats is $322, which doesn't even include any service fees or taxes. It's also in the upper deck, aka the nosebleed section, of Neyland Stadium.
On the other hand, the most expensive tickets for the game are well into the thousands, with some even coming in over $10,000.
It's actually not that surprising that tickets are this expensive though, as the Crimson Tide and Volunteers both come into the game as top 10 teams in the AP Poll for the first time since 2016, when No. 1 Alabama stomped No. 9 Tennessee 49-10 at Neyland Stadium.
However, this game has a bit of a different feel coming into the week as Tennessee knocked off then-No. 25 LSU on the road last week 40-13, while Alabama survived a scare against unranked Texas A&M, winning the game 24-20 with a goal line stand to end it. The Tide were shorthanded last weekend though, as they did not have Heisman winning quarterback Bryce Young due to a shoulder injury he received the week before against Arkansas.
The Volunteers are making sure to pull out all the stops in what is already one of the most hyped up games of the season thus far, even calling for an official "Orange Out" to get their fans even more hyped. With that and the line currently only being at -7.5 in the Tide's favor, it's not difficult to understand why fans would need to dig a bit deeper in their wallets in order to attend the game.
No. 3 Alabama plays No. 6 Tennessee on Saturday, October 15, 2022, at 2:30 p.m. CT. The game will be aired on CBS.
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