The average price of Tennessee home tickets for 2015 has cracked the top five nationally, according to a report from Kristi Dosh of Forbes.com.
Highest home avg prices per @TiqIQ: Notre Dame: $332.09 Georgia: $235.47 Texas A&M: $200.69 Tennessee: $199.46 Ohio St.: $197.79
— Kristi Dosh (@SportsBizMiss) August 27, 2015
The ticket data was gathered from TiqIQ.com, a ticket search site that aggregates ticket options from various sites around the internet. Tennessee came in just over a dollar behind Texas A&M from making the top three and tops defending national champion Ohio State.
Not surprisingly, according to the report the SEC holds nine of the top 25 spots on the list in terms of average home ticket prices for this year with Georgia, A&M, UT, Auburn, Alabama, South Carolina, LSU, Missouri and Arkansas also making the list in that order.
Tennessee’s marquee non-conference home game against Oklahoma along with key conference home games against Georgia and South Carolina certainly play into the rising prices. But it’s very impressive on a couple levels, especially considering that UT plays arguably its two biggest rivals – Alabama and Florida – on the road, and Neyland Stadium is the second-largest venue in the SEC, meaning the supply is among the best in the SEC.
That doesn’t appear to be slowing the demand, however, as this is another indicator of the growing excitement and expectations for this team in 2015.