Industry Press / 08.13.19
StubHub Releases Third Annual College Football Season Preview: Michigan Is Back on Top and Georgia and Texas See Historic Demand
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- StubHub, the world's largest event marketplace, today released its third-annual College Football Preview, breaking down insights on the top-trending teams, hottest-selling games and most popular conferences heading into the 2019 season.
Top highlights include:
- The Top 10 teams of 2019, led by Michigan at #1
- LSU has the most in-demand game of the season for the second year in a row
- SEC is #1 conference for the first time ever
- Red River Showdown most anticipated rivalry game
- eBay merchandise sales reveal Ohio fans purchase most gear
TEAMS ON TOP
Dominating the Big Ten for three straight seasons, the Michigan Wolverines take the top spot as the most in-demand team on StubHub, based on ticket sales. Just behind them are the Georgia Bulldogs with historic sales, more than doubling from last season, and surpassing Alabama as the #1 most in-demand SEC school this year. The Texas Longhorns make the biggest jump in demand amongst the Top 10 teams, with sales up 160% from last season.
"This year's college football demand is largely being driven by fans still fired up from last year's surprises and comebacks," said Jill Krimmel, general manager of sports for StubHub. "At StubHub, we're seeing remarkable demand for Texas and Georgia, and clearly, support for Clemson is strong after winning the National Championship last year, bringing them back into the Top 10 in-demand teams."
Top 10 Most In-Demand College Football Teams*
- Michigan Wolverines
- Georgia Bulldogs
- Texas Longhorns
- Alabama Crimson Tide
- Penn State Nittany Lions
- Texas A&M Aggies
- Clemson Tigers
- Ohio State Buckeyes
- Notre Dame Fighting Irish
- LSU Tigers
*Ranking based on StubHub ticket sales as of 8/13/19 for the 2019 college football season
SEC LEADS CONFERENCES
For the first time ever, the SEC is the top-selling conference, outselling the Big Ten by 34% - driven largely by Georgia, Alabama, Texas A&M and LSU claiming spots in the Top 10 in-demand teams.
For a full data outlook and graphics with more insights on the top teams, a breakdown of which fans are showing up for neutral site games, the top-selling games of the season and more, visit the StubHub PressBox.
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