The Miami Hurricanes and Florida Gators will renew their rivalry in a season opener for both teams at Camping World Stadium in Orlando Saturday evening.
Needless to say, anticipation for what was once one of college football’s biggest rivalries is at a near all-time high in Florida.
According to resale ticket site TickPick, the average cost of admission for the game is a cool $334.04. That’s by far the most-expensive of any of the season openers set to take place over the next two weeks.
The comparisons are pretty absurd. Here are the next two most-expensive games, per information obtained by Sportsnaut.
- Vanderbilt vs Georgia: $167.13
- Louisville vs Notre Dame: $142.55
Florida heads into its season opener as the eighth-ranked team in the nation. Meanwhile, Miami is unranked. From a broader national level, this is not a top-end matchup with championship implications. Just don’t tell that to fans in Florida.
This is the first time in the regular season that the state’s two most popular teams have done battle on the gridiron since all the way back in 2013. In fact, Miami and Florida have played just six times over the past 32 years after playing annually from 1938-1987.