If you want to see the (potential) future stars of the 49ers and Raiders, you'll want to watch Alabama and Clemson square off at Levi's Stadium next Monday.
If you really want to be an Amateur Draft Scout, you may even want to watch college football's national title game in person. As it turns out, it may not be quite as expensive as you first thought.
As of this writing, tickets on the secondary market were being sold for as low as $138 (before fees). That's still a pretty penny, but the average price of this year's ticket is down in comparison to recent championship games.
Last year, an Alabama-Georgia ticket in Atlanta sold on SeatGeek for an average of $3,046, Yahoo's Dan Wetzel reported on Wednesday. The year before, it was $1,262 for Alabama-Clemson in Tampa, Florida.
As of Tuesday, the average ticket price for this year's game was $1,043 per Wetzel -- and trending downward.
"Tickets sold in the past 24 hours have gone for an average of just $533 each," SeatGeek's Chris Leyden told Wetzel on Wednesday.
On a lot of levels, this makes sense. Both schools have official alumni chapters in Northern California, but each is located thousands of miles away from Santa Clara and the two are meeting in the championship for the third time in four years. Fatigue is understandable, especially when it involves a cross-country trek to a venue that doesn't exactly have a long, hallowed history.
That ambivalence means Bay Area fans can get a ticket for the
low, low price -- well, it's still pretty high, all things considered.