May 28, 2024



The most expensive ticket in the rivalry’s history is for Ohio State vs. Michigan.

The yearly rivalry game between Michigan and Ohio State, who are both unbeaten and ranked in the top three of the College Football Playoff rankings, will have a significant impact on the postseason, as evidenced by the high cost of tickets.

The lowest ticket available for Saturday’s game in Ann Arbor is $676 on the secondary market, making it by far the most expensive get-in price for The Game that Front Office Sports has ever tracked. This information was provided to the company by ticket aggregator TicketIQ.

The previous record was set by the Columbus edition in 2022, when the minimum price was $380; thus, the cost of the ticket this year increased by a staggering 78%.

Additionally, according to TicketIQ, the typical cost of a ticket on the secondary market is $1,262. Tickets for the 50-yard line can cost as much as $6,400, while sideline seats start at about $800.

The Wolverines’ 7-6 record in 2013 under former head coach Brady Hoke saw the lowest get-in price TicketIQ has ever seen; the cheapest tickets cost $80 in Ann Arbor at that time.

In addition to the obvious competitive interest, one significant player’s absence from the sidelines may be the cause of the increased ticket prices for Saturday’s game.

Jim Harbaugh, the head coach of Michigan, is still suspended by the Big Ten for his alleged involvement in a sign-stealing scandal. In an attempt to get their leader back on the field, the school filed for a temporary restraining order, but it doesn’t seem like that will have an impact on Saturday’s game.


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