On Saturday in Tuscaloosa, No. 1 LSU will face No. 2 Alabama in one of the most anticipated regular season game in years. It’s the first time an SEC game featured the top two ranked teams in the country. Media credentials are coming in by the hundreds, and ticket prices are surging into the thousands. That means ticket requests are also getting out of hand.
The assistant for Bama coach Nick Saban says she’s received five times as many ticket requests from friends and family than usual. The demand for the game is so high that even some of Saban’s former LSU players are hitting him up for tickets.
“I tell them, ‘I can’t put you in the Alabama section if you’re going to be cheering for LSU,’” Saban’s assistant Linda Leoni said. “They say, ‘No, we’re fans of Coach Saban.’”
These ex-players are so desperate for tickets they’re even willing to ask the enemy for help. I can’t imagine it’s a comfortable experience, but it’s better than doling out thousands for tickets.