Ticket prices for FCS Championship game soaringFargo, ND (WDAY TV) - For the first time ever, the Bison football team is going to a Division I Championship Game. It's a game that's sold out, but you can still get tickets, as long as you’re willing to pay up.
For the first time ever, the Bison football team is going to a Division I Championship Game. It's a game that's sold out, but you can still get tickets, as long as you’re willing to pay up.
As many of us eagerly await Christmas, Colten Gapp is excited for the January 7th FCS title game between NDSU and Sam Houston State.
Colten Gapp – Bison Fan: "I've been to all the playoff games which have been pretty fun."
Gapp has already ordered his ticket. There are about 20,000 seats at Pizza Hut Park. Each school got 4,000 tickets to sell. By 10 this morning, NDSU was past that mark so it stopped taking orders.
Gene Taylor – NDSU Athletic Director: "It's unfortunate because we've got great fan support."
But now many of those fans will have to pay up to get tickets. The cheapest ticket on Stubhub is selling for $348. NDSU and the NCAA were selling tickets for just $40-45.
Gene Taylor: "It's the old supply and demand theory and right now it's being put to the test with this game."
Tod Ganje – Travel, Inc.: "We couldn't keep up with the calls that were coming in. We have five lines dedicated and they were all just filled to the brim."
On Sunday, Travel Incorporated in Moorhead started offering charter packages at $1,395 a person. By 12:30 that same day they added a second flight, which is now full.
Tod Ganje: "Everybody you talk to is just pumped and excited that this is happening."
People like Gapp-who hopes to have his ticket in hand.
Colten Gapp: "I ordered right at noon when they opened up so I should be able to get one."
But not everyone will be as lucky.
NDSU is working on getting another 350 more tickets. It hopes to within the next day or so if that'll be possible. The Fargo Jet Center is offering a third charter flight for people who have tickets, but need hotel, transportation or air services.