Entering the final game of the regular season, the Crimson Tide sat atop the SEC with a 9-0 record and claim to the title of number-one ranked football team in the country. Then, the tide began to turn for the worse. A final-play heartbreaker at the hands of Auburn followed by an embarrassing double-digit loss to Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl have Alabama fans not exactly sure what to expect this season from a team littered with high-profile talent.
The Crimson Tide lost quarterback A.J. McCarron, tackle Cyrus Kouandjio, linebacker C.J. Mosley, and safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, among others, yet return running back T.J. Yeldon, receiver Christion Jones, and linebacker Trey DePriest. Alabama enters the preseason polls ranked second behind Florida State, and if the stars align, the national championship could return to Tuscaloosa for the third time in four years. Below is a breakdown of the three most-expensive Alabama football tickets on the Crimson Tide schedule this season.
9/20 Florida Gators at Alabama Crimson Tide: Average Price: $254.15 | Get-in Price: $144
The second-most expensive game this season features the Gators, who went 4-8 last season and failed to qualify for a bowl game for the first time in twenty-two years. Florida went 3-5 in conference play, despite losing to all four of the ranked opponents it faced.
10/18 Texas A&M Aggies at Alabama Crimson Tide: Average Price: $223.46 | Get-in Price: $110
Johnny Football has left for the NFL, but the October showdown with Texas A&M still represents the third-most expensive game on the Alabama schedule. The Aggies went 9-4 last season, posting quality wins against Arkansas, Ole Miss, and Vanderbilt before clinching a 52-48 victory over Duke in the Chick-fil-A Bowl.
11/29 Auburn Tigers at Alabama Crimson Tide: Average Price: $420.75 | Get-in Price: $248
It should come as no surprise that the most expensive game in Tuscaloosa this season will feature in-state rival Auburn. At an average price of over $420 this game is pricier than most NFL Tickets you will see this year. The Tigers went 12-2 last season after defeating ranked opponents Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Georgia, Alabama, and Missouri before falling to Florida State in the BCS national championship.