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Texas A&M Football Ticket Prices Up 39 Percent On Internet Sites

It's a sell out season for Texas A&M football.

You can still find a ticket to a home game, but you'll have to shell out some cash on the secondary market.

A new survey ranks the Aggies as having the 7th most expensive average ticket prices on sites like StubHub and Ticketmaster.

Now some fans are worried that getting to Kyle Field is becoming too costly.

The start of a new era for Aggie athletics in the SEC is bringing a new age of excitement for the so called 100 year decision, but with all of the buzz fans will be paying a premium to see the Ags in person.

"The prices, they are getting out of control for me at least," said Nathan Eltzholtz, who graduated from Texas A&M in May.

He won't have the luxury of having student-priced tickets this fall.

"We've been talking about that what happens now ticket prices are so high what happens when we move away and we have to pay for the tickets and the hotel," he said.

According to TiqIQ individual tickets are up 39 percent this fall for a new high of $189 up from $136 last year.

On StubHub the cheapest tickets we could find for the Florida Game were going for $207 but there still are some deals.

$39 is all it costs for a South Carolina State game ticket online.

"What it is going to cost people to go to games, it's going to be a little higher. I mean, you're going to the premiere conference in all of the country," said Chris Matcovich, Senior Director of Data & Communications for TiqIQ.

Texas A&M President R. Bowen Loftin believes this year's increase in season ticket prices is needed to take care of Kyle Field over time.

Tickets went up $25 for students and $50 for general season ticket holders.

"Certainly we don't want prices to be out of control but we have to run a quality program and that takes dollars. Quite frankly football pays the bills for almost everything we do in athletics here at Texas A&M," said R. Bowen Loftin, Ph.D.

"I guess can't blame people for selling them that expensive because people are buying, but at the same time it is a little bit disheartening to see that number go up and up and up when we haven't even played a game yet in the SEC," said Nathan Eltzholtz.

For now Nathan Eltzholtz knows where he'll be going on Saturdays with his Aggie student wife; cashing in on a guest ticket with her while he can.

This year 43,700 regular season tickets were sold to the public and we're told those tickets are being mailed out this week.

Meanwhile 31,000 are being set aside for students while 6,000 are for visitors.


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