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College Football Playoff ticket prices have dropped by more than 27 percent

Oklahoma State Cowboys and Florida State Seminoles opened the 2014 season at AT&T Stadium, site of the nationial championship.
Oklahoma State Cowboys and Florida State Seminoles opened the 2014 season at AT&T Stadium, site of the nationial championship. Star-Telegram

As of Monday afternoon, the average price for a ticket to next week’s College Football Playoff title game had dropped by more than 27 percent since the Oregon-Ohio State championship matchup was set last Thursday, according to ticket data aggregator TiqIQ.

Of course, it’ll still cost you plenty to get into next Monday’s championship at AT&T Stadium.

But the average price of $1,176.34 —down from $1,621.84 last week — is the second-lowest for a college championship game since 2011. Auburn-Oregon (2011, $5,086.55), LSU-Alabama (2012, $2,128.51) and Notre Dame-Alabama (2013, $2,047.66) were all higher-priced, on average, for their BCS National Championship Games. Tickets to last year’s Auburn-Florida State matchup went for an average of $907.48 on the secondary market, according to TiqIQ.

A few other numbers from TiqIQ, as of Monday afternoon:

▪ The average sale price for this year’s game is currently $991.37. Hank Wendorf, the president of Dallas-based ticket brokerage Ticketsource.com, said last Friday that a majority of activity on his site was in that range.

▪ The price to simply get you in the stadium is at $548, which is down from $724 since the semifinals.

▪ Suites are going for as much as $99,000 for 27 tickets.

▪ The most expensive seat listed is in Section 210 Row 10 for more than $10,100.

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