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Iron Bowl jumps to second-most expensive ticket in college football this year

Auburn's revival has raised the stakes for this year's Iron Bowl after Alabama's blowout last year. Auburn's revival has raised the stakes for this year's Iron Bowl after Alabama's 49-0 blowout last year. (Butch Dill/AP)

One season after Alabama dismantled Auburn 49-0 in the 2012 Iron Bowl, tickets to this year's installment of the SEC rivalry are garnering the second-highest asking price of the 2013 college football season.

TiqIQ.com, which averages asking prices across major online sellers, puts the average asking price for a ticket to No. 6 Auburn's home game against No. 1 Alabama on Nov. 30 at $618.80, according to Jon Solomon of the Birmingham News. That's higher than the asking price of all but one college football game this season: Alabama's clash with Texas A&M on Sept. 14, which drew an average asking price of $820.27.

The Iron Bowl is even outdrawing the upcoming SEC title game.

This year's Iron Bowl is currently 14 percent higher than the SEC Championship Game ($542.65 average asking price), which has yet to identify its participants. Also, Alabama-Auburn is more expensive than this year's priciest NFL regular-season game (Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos, $588.61).

In July, the average asking price for the Iron Bowl was $348.34 at TiqIQ.com, an amount that then ranked 14th in the country.

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