$1,000 a ticket?! No wonder politicians cling to free tickets.

October 26, 2010
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Finebaum: Alabama, Auburn could play a historic Iron Bowl

Posted:  10/26/2010

It is a month from today and if you don’t have a ticket, forget about it. Or you could pay through the nose, ears, eyes or perhaps get some government bailout money to be able to afford a ticket.

Right now, at the ticket brokerage site AAATIX.com in Birmingham, 40-yard line seats are going for $825 a piece (a mere $3,300 for a family of four).

Steve Susce, who is co-owner of AAATIX, said only the 1993 Iron Bowl comes close in terms of demand. That year, Auburn was unbeaten and ranked No. 6 and Alabama was No. 11 and coming off a national title. However, the game was not on television because of Auburn’s NCAA probation.

“This will likely be the toughest ever,” said Susce, who believes tickets will eventually rise to $1,000 for the top seats.

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