Every college football fan has that one moment when they fully realize that the season has started. For some it's when the band plays the school fight song or when their team runs out of the tunnel before their first game. Mine is when the first asshole fan of the visiting team starts asking everyone: "When's the last time Notre Dame won a bowl game?". This douche is normally wearing a Michigan or Michigan State hat backwards. Either way I'm pretty excited for the best sports time of the year to start: College Football Saturdays.
Anyways, ticketcity.com has released its listings of the most expensive college football games of the year. Even though this is most likely going to be a down year for the Irish, they are participating in four of the top five most expensive games. The only game in the top five that doesn't involve ND is, not surprisingly, OSU-Michigan:
1 Penn State vs. Notre Dame September 8 State College, Pa. $1,100
2 Michigan vs. Ohio State November 17 Ann Arbor, Mich. $1,000
3 Notre Dame vs. USC October 20 South Bend, Ind. $950
4 Michigan vs. Notre Dame September 15 Ann Arbor, Mich. $696
5 Notre Dame vs. Boston College October 13 South Bend, Ind. $661
I really can't imagine paying $1,100 for a ticket to a regular season game unless it was a rivalry game with national title implications ala OSU-Michigan last year but some people are just a little too passionate about their team I guess. These numbers are very early indicators however. I fully expect Michigan-OSU to be the most expensive ticket by the time that game comes around.