(WAFF) - StubHub is calling the SEC Championship game the “highest ticket demand championship in recent years.”
This year’s game is 17 percent higher than any championship game played in the last few years. StubHub believes it’s driven by the rematch of last year’s National Championship game.
It was the game that had everyone at the edge of their seats. Georgia had the lead, the game went into overtime and Alabama took the title.
That game is what StubHub said is the most watched college football event ever. However, they’re saying this championship might top it.
“The demand is high, so as you look at the SEC Championship year over year, we’re seeing this 17 percent higher. We do expect all tickets to continue to transact at a very rapid pace,” Adam Budelli, Partnership and Business Development Manager for StubHub, said.
According to StubHub, tickets for this game are averaging at $750., you can get them as cheap as $260 and as expensive as $4,100.
“As you compare all the conference championships across the country this weekend, the SEC championship by far is our best selling championship game,” Budelli said.
There are only about 1,400 left on StubHub, and they want to make sure you get your tickets safely.
There’s four things to remember:
1. Stay in your budget.
2.Make sure your tickets have fan-protect guarantee.
3. Take a look at the seats and your view, so you know what you’re getting.
4. Lastly and most importantly, do not post your tickets on social media.
“Do not post tickets on social media unless you cover the bar code. If you do not cover the bar code, it does allow the ability for someone or fraudsters out there to try to rip the bar code out of the image,” Budelli said.
Both Alabama and Georgia have sold their allotment of tickets, and you can only purchase tickets on secondary marketplaces, such as StubHub.
The SEC is also encouraging people to use its SEC Ticket Exchange when buying tickets from other fans.