Prices For West Virginia Football Tickets Are Up On Secondary Market, But Not Sold Out From Team
Heisman Trophy candidate Will Grier leads the West Virginia Mountaineers into their season ranked 17th in the AP Top 25. The Mountaineers have lost two straight bowls, but they are looking for their fifth straight winning season.
Behind Grier’s arm, Coach Dana Holgorsen hopes to show that last year’s 7-6 season was just a blip after their strong 2016 campaign when the team went 10-3 and made it to a New Year’s Six bowl.
The average ticket price for the Mountaineers this year is $129, the third-highest price in the last eight years. It’s also the teams highest pre-season ranking since 2012, and if the team heads into the final three weeks in contention for the Big12 Championship, prices could be a lot higher in November.
After missing the final two games last season with a fractured finger, Will Grier is hoping to bounce back from injury to top his almost-3,500 yard effort last season that resulted in 34 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. His favorite target, fellow senior David Sills V, led the FBS with 18 touchdown receptions in 2017.
The Mountaineers begin their season with a neutral site game against the Tennessee Volunteers, which will be showcased as the Belk College Kickoff Classic on September 1 at Bank of America Stadium, the home of the Carolina Panthers.
The Saturday afternoon contest is sure to be an exciting one between the two squads. The $222 average price for this game is the 2nd highest of any West Virginia game this season.
The two most popular home games of West Virginia’s season are in two of their final three weeks. On November 10, the Mountaineers will be hosting the TCU Horned Frogs.
TCU heads into the season as one of the favorites to win the Big 12. Despite the potentially high stakes, there are still tickets left on the primary market for $70. The secondary get-in price is $68. Lower bowl tickets start at $82 on the secondary market.
For the 2018 season, three of the games have an average price above $100, but none can compete with Oklahoma, which takes place, on Friday, November 23. The Oklahoma Sooners head to Milan Puskar Stadium one year after posting 59 points against West Virginia. The Mountaineers will look to avenge the loss with the support of their home crowd, and currently get-in on the secondary market is $92, with prices starting at $104 in the lower bowl. The team also has tickets available for the Oklahoma game.
If the team comes into the final two home games against TCU and Oklahoma with a chance at the Big 12 title, tickets will likely be sold out on the team site and more expensive on TicketIQ, which has a low-price guarantee on secondary market tickets to every West Virginia football game this season.