Tickets for Alabama, Clemson game setting record prices

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( — Tickets for the championship game between Alabama and Clemson are on track to be the most expensive ever for a college football title match-up.

Tracking by TicketIQ shows the average ticket price for the 2017 National Championship Game is $2,945, a 42 percent price jump from the day before. The current get-in price for next Monday's game at Tampa's Raymond James Stadium is $1,084, up 42 percent from yesterday's $764 asking price.

Some online tickets are selling for as much as $7,100 each.

The game is an official sell-out, with seats only remaining through resellers or as part of travel packages.

The previous ticket price record was held by the 2011 BCS National Championship Game between Auburn and Oregon. Tickets for that game, held at the University of Phoenix Stadium, had a $2,992 resale average.

Just under 3,000 tickets for the Alabama/Clemson game remain on the resale market, TicketIQ said, compared to more than 7,600 that were available to last year's championship game at the same point in time.

TicketIQ credited the demand - and the higher prices - to the proximity of each school to Tampa. The average travel distance from each school is 579 miles, making the Crimson Tide/Tiger rematch the second least-traveled championship game this decade, behind only 2012's game between LSU and Alabama in New Orleans.

Last year, Alabama and Clemson combined for an average travel distance of 2,000 miles to get to Glendale, Arizona.

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