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Alabama-Clemson tickets plummeting in value ahead of Monday’s title game

Tickets for Monday’s College Football Play-off National Championship game between Alabama and Clemson at Levi’s Stadium are selling on the secondary market for far below the face-value price of $475 (€417).

On Wednesday some tickets were selling on secondary-market websites for as low as $115 a piece.

Two key factors are at play. Firstly, a sense of fatigue among fans to watch Alabama face Clemson for the fourth successive year in either the final or semi-finals. Secondly, the fact that this year’s final in Santa Clara, California, is over 2,000 miles away from both campuses.

“It’s sort of a perfect storm of factors at play this year,” Jesse Lawrence, the founder of TicketIQ, told AP. “It’s a big ask for fans to come, and that’s why we’re seeing the prices the way they are.”