Unsurprisingly, no bowl game's tickets are a hotter commodity than the BCS title game between LSU and Alabama, but they have started to dip in recent weeks.
The 2012 BCS National Championship Game is more than two weeks away, and while excitement for the rematch between LSU and Alabama continues to build, ticket prices have begun to drop over the last week. As the graphic below illustrates, the average listing price for BCS title game in New Orleans is down 24 percent since Dec. 15, from an average of $2,742 to $2,075 on Friday (buy tickets here). The get-in price has also dropped 22 percent, from $1,415 on Dec. 15 to $1100 on Friday. Value-minded buyers should keep a close eye on eBay auctions, as sellers worried that the price may drop further may start to get aggressive. At last glance, there were several auctions ending within an hour that had last bids of under $1,000.
Even with the recent drop in price, tickets for Round 2 of this SEC showdown are 194 percent more expensive than their regular-season meeting in Tuscaloosa, Ala. back in early November. They're also 491 percent above the next closest bowl -- The Cotton Bowl Classic -- in terms of price, so by no means are tickets cheap. If you've been thinking about going, though, now is the time to start paying closer attention to the market as deals should start to come with more frequency. For all listings, click here.