AUSTIN (KXAN) — It’s still unclear if Texas football is back — whatever that means. But one thing is clear: Texas football fans are back.
Tickets for this weekend’s game against LSU are averaging more than $500 apiece on resale sites like SeatGeek and Stubhub — with some tickets going for more than $10,000.
“Of the people on our site looking for tickets, 75% are from Texas. Only 8% are from Louisiana,” says Chris Leyden, a spokesperson for SeatGeek.
“I wouldn’t expect to see a lot of purple and yellow in the stadium.”
It seems last year’s Sugar Bowl win combined with a top-10 matchup has piqued the interest of even the most fair-weathered fan. According to SeatGeek, this week’s game is the most in-demand Texas football game since they began tracking the secondary market in 2010. In fact, it is the most in-demand live event of any kind in recent years in Austin, according to SeatGeek.
SeatGeek’s most in-demand live events in Austin (based on average ticket price):
- 2019 LSU vs Texas: $569
- 2019 ACL Festival $465
- 2018 ACL Festival $411
- 2019 U.S. Grand Prix $394
- 2016 Adele at Frank Erwin Center $384
The Longhorns have hosted big name teams before. USC came to Austin last year.
But sales for Saturday’s game are outpacing last year’s match-up with Southern Cal by 900%, according to StubHub.
People are willing to travel, too.
StubHub says people from 42 states have bought tickets for LSU-Texas game.
Home rental site, VRBO says Austin listings are averaging $532 per night this weekend, compared to $438 for the same weekend last year.