The Ohio State vs. Notre Dame fare is as ridiculous as you think

Good luck getting your tickets to Ohio State’s home opener against Notre Dame on September 3rd.

As expected, the Sept. 3 trip to Notre Dame at Ohio State is absolutely ridiculous.

In this highly anticipated nonconference matchup of the Buckeyes, it will cost more than an arm and a leg to get into the game. As of Thursday, Seatgeek’s ticket prices ranged from $256 in a nosebleed at The Horseshoe to $4,443 per person sitting at the club for horizontal seating at the 50-yard line. Stubhub pricing ranges from $301 to $4,800 for the same seat. Ticketmaster rose from $300 to $4,499.

The amount people are willing to pay to see Marcus Freeman start his Notre Dame coaching career at 0-2 is absolutely incredible.

Why pay triple the rent when you can see Notre Dame in person at Ohio State?

In all fairness, this is a very tough place for the Golden Tops. Freeman inherited a great program from Brian Kelly, but starting the season on the road at Ohio State is an impossible task for anyone. The Buckeyes should win the Big Ten this season and are arguably the strongest challenger in Alabama’s top five outside of the Southeastern footprint.

Although the timing of the game has yet to be set, people are willing to pay triple the monthly rent to see the game in person. These are probably the two best projects currently north of the Mason-Dixon line, but spending more than $300 in the worst seat imaginable doesn’t seem worth the money. Then again, some amazing things can happen.

No matter who wins or loses, the losers have to question their rationale for spending that money on the regular season. It would be one thing if it was a college football playoff game. However, it’s always possible that one of these two teams will have a year out of hell. It’s unlikely, but do you think how stupid it would be to spend $5,000 to see a team that could be eight wins?

This is the latest example of a college football fan watching a team game at all costs.

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