The University of Utah is going back to the Rose Bowl, and just like last year, Utes fans are expected to travel en masse for the Jan. 2 game against Penn State.
Here is what we know about on-sale dates and ticket prices at the moment.
These are the prices, before handling fees, according to Rose Bowl officials:
$165 – end zones (bench seating)
$265 – w/seat backs between the goal line and the 40-yard line
$295 – w/seat backs between the 40-yard lines
Crimson Club members
On Monday morning, Utah began selling the first of its ticket allotment to its biggest donors: Level 11 Crimson Club members who donate at least $50,000 annually.
The athletic department has declined to share what its initial ticket allotment is. As a point of reference, it began last season’s runup to the Rose Bowl with an initial allotment of 27,800 tickets, which it exhausted.
As was the case last year, Utah expects to be able to offer tickets at all Crimson Club levels, from level 11 at a giving range of $50,000+, down to level 1, which is $100-$249. The difference between last year and this year is last year, The Crimson Club sale lasted for nine days, whereas this year, it will last just four days.
Utah athletics fees are tacked on to all ticket sales done through the Crimson Club.
There is currently no information available regarding potential ticket sales to the general public if the initial allotment is not exhausted this week.
Penn State tickets
Ohio State made waves last year, because while Utah opted to sell through the Crimson Club, the Buckeyes made their allotment available to the general public before returning a significant portion of it.
Eligible football season ticket holders and Nittany Lion Club Members: Online pre-sale requests ended Monday.
Student Nittany Lion Club, maximum two tickets each. Online pre-sale ended Monday.
Penn State students maximum two tickets each. Online sale begins Tuesday at 7 a.m., ending at 5 p.m.
Alumni Association Members. Online presale requests open Wednesday at 10 a.m., closing at 11:59 p.m.
If tickets remain, general public sale begins Thursday at 10 a.m
Ticketmaster was listing verified resale tickets on its website Monday evening, but buying on the secondary market will cost you. Ticketmaster’s re-sale tickets ranged from $426 for seatbacks at around the 10-yard line, to almost $2,200 for seatbacks closer to midfield.
Multiple secondary-ticket sites are offering similar prices, but if last season’s Rose Bowl was any indication, those willing to be patient may be able to find more reasonable prices on the secondary market as the game gets closer.