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The Florida State Seminoles and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will meet in this year’s ACC Championship game in Charlotte, North Carolina. It will be the second time in three years that these two teams meet in the championship, as well as the third straight season that the Seminoles have reached the conference final. The two teams enter with a combined two losses (both coming from Georgia Tech) and an opportunity to cement one of the best bowl bids available – or even a College Football Playoff spot.READ MORE: Trump says he took the Fifth in questioning in New York Attorney General fraud investigation
But even with the stakes at an all-time high, fans will find relatively affordable tickets. ACC Championship tickets start at just $27 according to PrimeSport, the official ticket exchange and VIP hospitality provider of the ACC Football Championship game. The average price for tickets is $135 and that number has increased 10% over the past seven days.
As the official VIP Hospitality provider of the ACC Championship, PrimeSport offers exclusive ticket packages to the conference final, including a VIP pre-game hospitality ticket that provides access to an all-inclusive food, beer, and wine and is available for as low as $92. That is actually cheaper than the get-in price for the SEC Championship between Alabama and Missouri (current get-in = $114.) And fans who want to get as close to the action as possible can purchase a ticket to the game and pre-game field pass for only $200.
Compared to years previous, this is the third most expensive ticket for the ACC Championship since the game moved permanently to the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. The 2010 championship game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and Florida State (a game Florida State lost 44-33) was the most expensive ticket over the past five years at an average price of $173. The following year’s matchup between Clemson and Virginia Tech was the second most expensive ACC final ever at an average price of $170.
The cheapest ACC Championship game in the past five years? That would be in 2012 when the Seminoles and Yellow Jackets met for the first time ever in the ACC finale. Florida State entered the game ranked 12th in the country and Georgia Tech was 25th, despite entering the game with a 6-6 record. The Seminoles held on to win 21-15 and Florida State fans who saw it live were very happy as it cost on average just $58 to get in the stadium and many tickets were available for as cheap as $5.READ MORE: Clean air advocates urge Georgia school systems to apply for school bus rebate funding
The Seminoles enter this 2014 rendition of FSU vs. Tech with a chance to claim one of the four spots in the first ever College Football Playoff. They have bounced between the 2nd and 3rd seed all season long, despite being the only undefeated team remaining. The committee clearly does not believe Florida State’s body of work is all that impressive, but there is no way they will be left out of the playoff if they can defeat Georgia Tech. That being said, a loss would almost certainly result in Florida State getting bumped from one of the many one-loss teams behind them, and even potentially a few of the two loss teams.
Georgia Tech is one of those two loss teams, but it would take close to a miracle for them to get into the final four spots. A blowout victory over Florida State, coupled by losses by Alabama, Arizona, TCU, Baylor, and Ohio State would be the only conceivable situation where the Yellow Jackets would be in play.
Nonetheless, they still have plenty to play for as a victory will guarantee them a spot in one of the premier bowl games after New Year’s. Florida State is just a four point favorite and after narrowly avoiding defeat for six straight games now, chances are fans will see a thrilling finish to ACC football. And those who go to the game won’t have to spend much to see it!
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