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College Football Playoff Ticket Prices Reach Record Highs


OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – In the final year of its four-team format, the College Football Playoff is drawing record demand. Semifinal tickets for the Sugar Bowl and Rose Bowl are averaging $491 and $948, respectively, and the average price for CFP National Championship tickets at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, is $3,441. That is more than twice as high as the 2022 or 2021 average. 

“We are seeing higher ticket prices across the board for live events and college football is no exception,” TicketSmarter CEO Jeff Goodman said. “High-quality matchups in the College Football Playoff are especially exciting with two undefeated teams still in contention.”

Graphs showing the number of tickets available, average price and get-in price for the Sugar Bowl, Rose Bowl and CFP National Championship.

2023 Listings

National Championship
Avg. Ticket Price: $3,441 / Get-In Price: $1,545

Rose Bowl: Michigan vs. Alabama
Avg. Ticket Price: $939 / Get-In Price: $437

Sugar Bowl: Washington vs. Texas
Avg. Ticket Price: $462 / Get-In Price: $183

2022 Sales

National Championship
Avg. Ticket Price: $1,382

Fiesta Bowl: Michigan vs. TCU
Avg. Ticket Price: $511

Peach Bowl: Georgia vs. Ohio State
Avg. Ticket Price: $471

2021 Sales

National Championship
Avg. Ticket Price: $1,151

Cotton Bowl: Alabama vs. Cincinnati
Avg. Ticket Price: $295

Orange Bowl: Michigan vs. Georgia
Avg. Ticket Price: $722

For real-time data, visit the NCAA Bowl Games page

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