Secondary market sees highest prices for Notre Dame football

Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

The secondary ticket market is buzzing for Notre Dame football.

A pair of ticket sites released data this week showing the high prices being asked for Irish games.

TicketIQ, an online ticket aggregator, named Notre Dame as the top-priced team in college football for the second straight year. Tickets on their site for Notre Dame home games have an average price of $335.38. The Michigan State game on Sept. 17 owns the highest average price at $500.11. The home opener against Nevada has the lowest average price at $144.08.

The price of a Notre Dame Stadium ticket is also the highest in college football in the Vivid Seats marketplace. A home game in South Bend has a median price of $220 for the 2016 season.

The Michigan State-Notre Dame game is the most expensive ticket for the Irish with a $390 median price through Vivid Seats. The game ranks No. 7 nationally with Michigan at Ohio State holding the highest median price of $539.

Four Notre Dame home games (Michigan State, Stanford, Miami and Duke) and its season opener at Texas are slated inside the top 25 for highest median ticket price on Vivid Seats. Alabama is also featured five times on that list.

When Notre Dame hits the road, it also has a significant impact on the Vivid Seats marketplace. The median ticket price for a Notre Dame road game increases 197 percent for the home team.

While the secondary ticket market has soared, Notre Dame still has tickets of its own to sell. Only the home games against Michigan State, Stanford and Duke have sold out. Tickets remain available for Nevada ($75), Miami ($150) and Virginia Tech ($85) according to und.com/BuyTickets.

Notre Dame Stadium has reached sellout status for the last 249 consecutive games.

Notre Dame fans cheer on the Irish during the first half of the Notre Dame-Boston College NCAA football game on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, inside Fenway Park in Boston, Mass. SBT Photo/ROBERT FRANKLIN