The Colorado Buffaloes and Coach Prime are the hottest ticket in football. According to ESPN, the Buffs’ comeback overtime victory over Colorado State was ESPN’s fifth most-watched college football game.
With 9.3 million viewers, the matchup was the most-watched late primetime game on record. Additionally, it was the most-streamed regular-season college football game of all time. Between 11 and 11:15 Eastern, the game peaked at 11.1 million viewers.
Now the Buffs are headed into Eugene, Oregon, for a matchup with No. 10 ranked Oregon Ducks led by Bo Nix. The game will be televised on ESPN.
🔥 @CUBuffsFootball's comeback thriller registers 𝟗.𝟑 𝐌𝐈𝐋𝐋𝐈𝐎𝐍 𝐕𝐈𝐄𝐖𝐄𝐑𝐒— ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) September 19, 2023
🏈ESPN’s 5th most-watched CFB game on record
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TickPick, the popular ticket marketplace, has reported a remarkable surge in demand for this week’s Oregon-Colorado college football showdown. The Buffaloes’ recent victories over Nebraska and Colorado State have ignited excitement among fans.
Before the season commenced, the average purchase price for this game stood at $93. However, the period from September 11th (following Colorado’s win over Nebraska) to September 18th has witnessed an astonishing 131% increase, with the average purchase price now at $215.
What’s more, the current average purchase price for the Oregon-Colorado game is a staggering 115% higher than Oregon’s home game average ($100). This contest has become the most expensive Oregon ticket of the season, with a “get-in” price of $216, surpassing the matchup against USC ($183). Notable purchases include four tickets in Section 9, Row 37, selling for $398 each, totaling $1,592.
Remarkably, the game is pricier than 14 out of 16 NFL games scheduled for Week Three, with only the Bears-Chiefs and Raiders-Steelers matchups costing more.
Additionally, fans travel from afar to witness the Buffaloes in action, with 10% of all purchases coming from Colorado. The full breakdown of zip code data reveals strong support from Oregon, California, Washington, and more.
For those seeking premium seating, Section 12, Row 7 offers tickets at $718 each.