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Fans frustrated with ticket allotment for Big 12 title game

The Oklahoma Sooners and Texas Longhorns are meeting for the second time in a season for the first time since 1903. The last time that happened, the ‘Sooner State’ wasn’t even a state yet (1907).Oh yeah, it also happens to be for the conference championship and a potential College Football Playoff berth, as the Sooners look to avenge their 48-45 loss to Texas earlier this season. To say the least, tickets are in high demand for the historic rematch.

So why are fans angry? According to the University of Oklahoma and the Big 12 Conference, both schools has only been allotted 8,000 tickets each, with the rest going to third-party vendors such as StubHub and SeatGeek. AT&T Stadium has an official capacity of 80,000, though it can seat up to 100,000.

While all season ticket holders were able to apply for tickets, only a select few were lucky enough to snag seats for the big game in Arlington.


Regardless, fans are not satisfied with the answer that they are hearing.

Here is what fans were told.

(Photo: 247Sports)


Oklahoma was permitted to purchase more tickets from the venue last year when the Sooners took on the TCU Horned Frogs en route to their third Big 12 title in a row and another College Football Playoff appearance, but that was because many tickets went unsold by the venue. Now fans are having to go to other markets in search of tickets due to the significantly higher demand.

Tickets on StubHub.com are starting at $63.00 to just get in the building for Standing Room Only. If you want an actual seat, you’re looking at at least $107.00 for a seat in the upper deck. Don’t expect to spend only that though. Expect fees ranging from $2.50 to $70.oo per ticket in some instances.



Limited ticket allotment isn’t anything new, but it sure does seem quite unfair for fans to not have a real shot at grabbing an affordable ticket. That is the world of big athletics, though. It will be interesting to see how closely this edition of the Red River Showdown resembles the annual match-up that takes place 22 miles to the east in the old Cotton Bowl.

Maybe they’ll bring out some corndogs and fair rides at least?



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