Notre Dame home games among most expensive in 2015

IRISH STEW

Mike Vorel
South Bend Tribune

Big games are met with big price tags — especially in South Bend.

Notre Dame's season opener against Texas on Sept. 5 and the annual rivalry game against USC on Oct. 17 are the two most expensive tickets in college football this season, according to data from the Vivid Seats marketplace.

The home meeting with Texas, which marks the first time the two programs have met since 1996, is currently demanding a median ticket price of $800 dollars and a get-in price of $400. The USC game is similarly costly, warranting a median price of $520 and a get-in price of $265.

On the list of top 25 most expensive tickets, three more Notre Dame home games made the cut: Georgia Tech on Sept. 19 (15), Navy on Oct. 10 (18) and UMass on Sept. 26 (22). The Irish's road game at Clemson also came in at No. 21, touting a median price of $247 and a get-in price of $199.

The lesson, as always: Watching the blue and gold in person requires a lot of green.

The Notre Dame marching band performs before the Notre Dame-Louisville NCAA football game on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend. SBT Photo/ROBERT FRANKLIN