Death Valley will be the epicenter of the main event of the college football schedule this weekend.
In order to get your hands on tickets for Saturday’s primetime clash between No. 1 Alabama (8-0) at No. 4 LSU (6-1), you’re going to have splurge because the secondary market is spiking.
As of Oct. 30, the cheapest pair of tickets are selling for $230 in the east upper deck on StubHub, LSU’s official ticket reseller.
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— LSUtix (@LSUtix) October 30, 2018
The showdown is the third most in demand regular season ticket of the year. It trails only Texas-Oklahoma and Georgia-LSU per Adam Budelli, partnerships and business development manager for ticket reseller StubHub, according to The Advocate.
Budelli reports that ticket-buying interest for this year’s LSU-Alabama game has a 90 percent increase from last season’s contest in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and is increased by 75 percent from the 2016 game in Tiger Stadium.
“That’s a significant jump you usually don’t see on a year-over-year basis,” Budelli said to The Advocate.
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— LSU Football (@LSUfootball) October 29, 2018
With the influx of traffic, LSU is imploring fans to arrive early to the sold out event.
Per LSU’s website: “Heavy traffic is anticipated for the 7 p.m. kickoff so fans are encouraged to plan ahead by locating their parking area at LSUsports.net/gameday to determine the best route. The Waze app will provide real-time traffic updates and suggested routes to campus. Follow @LSUsports and @LSUgameops on Twitter for pregame and post-game traffic and parking alerts.”
ESPN’s College GameDay is visiting Baton Rouge for the pivotal game, which is the fifth all-time top-five matchup at Death Valley.
— LSU Football (@LSUfootball) October 27, 2018
The game will go a long ways in shaping the College Football Playoff results. Alabama and LSU are first and second respectively in the SEC West standings.
Both teams are coming off bye weeks.
Alabama routed Tennessee 58-21 and LSU defeated Mississippi State 19-3 in Week 8.