2018 College Football National Championship Ticket Prices Could Reach Record Highs

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The College Football Playoff National Championship Game is an SEC affair with the Alabama Crimson Tide and Georgia Bulldogs set to do battle at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

With the game in Georgia’s backyard and Atlanta in the heart of SEC Country and host of the conference championship game, there is a high demand for tickets.

In fact, UGA fans crashed the StubHub website shortly after their epic double-overtime win over Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl.

Once the site came back up, the cheapest ticket was a whopping $2,480.

More from ESPN’s Darren Rovell:

StubHub’s average paid price on its site through Tuesday morning was $2,243. If that price holds, it will be one of the most expensive title games ever, topping the 2013 BCS title game between Alabama and Notre Dame by more than $600 a ticket ($1,640).

In late November, prices for the title game on resale sites were hovering around $1,200 for any fan who wanted to take a chance. That number jumped by at least 20 percent on Dec. 2 after Georgia beat Alabama in the SEC championship.

It’s going to be a wild atmosphere.

Kickoff between the No. 4 Crimson Tide and No. 3 Bulldogs is set for 8:00 p.m. ET on ESPN.

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