Many companies featured on Money advertise with us. Opinions are our own, but compensation and
in-depth research determine where and how companies may appear. Learn more about how we make money.

Advertiser Disclosure

The purpose of this disclosure is to explain how we make money without charging you for our content.

Our mission is to help people at any stage of life make smart financial decisions through research, reporting, reviews, recommendations, and tools.

Earning your trust is essential to our success, and we believe transparency is critical to creating that trust. To that end, you should know that many or all of the companies featured here are partners who advertise with us.

Our content is free because our partners pay us a referral fee if you click on links or call any of the phone numbers on our site. If you choose to interact with the content on our site, we will likely receive compensation. If you don't, we will not be compensated. Ultimately the choice is yours.

Opinions are our own and our editors and staff writers are instructed to maintain editorial integrity, but compensation along with in-depth research will determine where, how, and in what order they appear on the page.

To find out more about our editorial process and how we make money, click here.

By Kerry Close
January 9, 2017
Clemson and Alabama faced one another in last year's championship game.
Clemson and Alabama faced one another in last year's championship game.
Kevin C. Cox—Getty Images

If you want to see Alabama roll to its second consecutive national football championship, don’t forget your checkbook.

Tickets to Monday night’s College Football Championship are starting at a whopping $2,000 on ticket resale websites like TicketIQ and Stubhub. The game will pit defending champions University of Alabama against Clemson University, whose squad is ranked third in the nation. The match-up in Tampa, Fla., features the same teams as last year’s game, which took place in Glendale, Ariz.

Big-spending Roll Tide and Tigers fans who want to see the action up close can purchase sideline or end zone tickets from anywhere from about $2,700 to nearly $30,000.

Prices for tickets have been on the rise since the semifinal games were played on Dec. 31. At that point, tickets to the championship game were available for about $600, Business Insider reported.

However, while prices dropped in the days leading up to the game last year, they clipped up to about $1,000 last Friday and have spiked even further since. Monday evening’s game is now the most expensive championship game in seven years, since the 2011 championship in which Auburn and Oregon played one another.

For those whose checkbooks would prefer they watch at home, here’s how you can stream the game.

Advertiser Disclosure

The purpose of this disclosure is to explain how we make money without charging you for our content.

Our mission is to help people at any stage of life make smart financial decisions through research, reporting, reviews, recommendations, and tools.

Earning your trust is essential to our success, and we believe transparency is critical to creating that trust. To that end, you should know that many or all of the companies featured here are partners who advertise with us.

Our content is free because our partners pay us a referral fee if you click on links or call any of the phone numbers on our site. If you choose to interact with the content on our site, we will likely receive compensation. If you don't, we will not be compensated. Ultimately the choice is yours.

Opinions are our own and our editors and staff writers are instructed to maintain editorial integrity, but compensation along with in-depth research will determine where, how, and in what order they appear on the page.

To find out more about our editorial process and how we make money, click here.

EDIT POST