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Report: Bedlam football ticket the nation's most expensive

According to a report by The Oregonian, the Bedlam football game in Stillwater this year has the nation's highest priced ticket for a college football game.
BY BRANDON CHATMON, Staff Writer, bchatmon@opubco.com Modified: August 20, 2010 at 3:45 pm •  Published: August 20, 2010
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Football is king in the state of Oklahoma.

And local fans are willing to shell out their hard-earned cash to prove it.

This season's Bedlam game between Oklahoma State and Oklahoma in Stillwater is the most expensive single-game adult ticket in the nation, according to a survey conducted by The Oregonian. The $125 face-value price is $15 more than the $110 face value price for the Red River Shootout between OU and Texas in Dallas.

While the face-value price of a ticket is a good indicator of the demand for the ticket, it is not a true indicator of the actual cost of the ticket as several schools require donations on top of the face value price.

For example, this season's edition of Bedlam returns as the premium game at OSU, meaning fans must purchase OSU season tickets to secure a ticket as no individual game tickets have been sold for the Nov. 27 matchup. An individual season ticket at OSU costs $479.

The premium game policy has been successful for the Cowboys athletic department as 49,031 fans attended Bedlam at Boone Pickens Stadium in 2008 and 53,012 fans attended the Georgia game (the premium game) in 2009.

At OU, a ticket to the Red River Shootout requires a $394 season ticket and a $1,300 donation in addition the $110 face-value ticket price for a total of $1,804, according to The Oregonian.

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