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Ah, college football. It’s the cherished pastime of so many university students and alumni. But rooting for your school or alma mater can cost a pretty penny, especially when your team is having a stellar season.

Travel website Trivago and online ticket marketplace Vivid Seats recently analyzed the cost of attending home games for the Top 25 Associated Press ranked teams. The final numbers include prices of both tickets and renting a hotel room in the college town.

“It’s not uncommon to see hotel prices spike during college football season, especially considering many of the teams analyzed are located in smaller, more remote cities and towns that often lack adequate accommodation for major events and large crowds,” Jeremy Crider, manager of U.S. public relations for Trivago, told CheatSheet.


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Here are America’s 10 most expensive cities to watch a college football home game.

10. Tallahassee, Fla.
Team: Florida State Seminoles

  • Average cost of a home game ticket: $72
  • Average home game weekend hotel cost: $221
  • Total: $293

9. Norman, Okla.
Team: Oklahoma Sooners

  • Average cost of a home game ticket: $167
  • Average home game weekend hotel cost: $160
  • Total: $327

8. Waco, Texas
Team: Baylor Bears

  • Average cost of a home game ticket: $153
  • Average home game weekend hotel cost: $180
  • Total: $333

7. Oxford, Miss.
Team: Ole Miss Rebels

  • Average cost of a home game ticket: $102
  • Average home game weekend hotel cost: $237
  • Total: $339

6. Columbus, Ohio
Team: Ohio State Buckeyes

  • Average cost of a home game ticket: $210
  • Average home game weekend hotel cost: $131
  • Total: $341

5. Clemson, S.C.
Team: Clemson Tigers

  • Average cost of a home game ticket: $125
  • Average home game weekend hotel cost: $217
  • Total: $342

4. Auburn, Ala.
Team: Auburn Tigers

  • Average cost of a home game ticket: $173
  • Average home game weekend hotel cost: $197
  • Total: $370

3. Athens, Ga.
Team: Georgia Bulldogs

  • Average cost of a home game ticket: $195
  • Average home game weekend hotel cost: $190
  • Total: $385

2. Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Team: Alabama Crimson Tide

  • Average cost of a home game ticket: $200
  • Average home game weekend hotel cost: $234
  • Total: $434

1. South Bend, Ind.
Team: Notre Dame Fighting Irish

  • Average cost of a home game ticket: $349
  • Average home game weekend hotel cost: $214
  • Total: $563

(H/T: CheatSheet)

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