Auburn football: Forbes names AU 7th most in-demand CFB team in 2021
Auburn football is in for one heck of a season. After massive changes on the Plains, from new coaches to new playing schemes to new players, things have been shaken up quite a bit from Gus Malzahn’s era.
Bryan Harsin still has many questions to answer in order to prove himself on the Plains. Can he compete in the SEC? Can he recruit better than Gus Malzahn? Can he beat Alabama? The anticipation is rising as September 4 draws closer, and everyone is excited to see what happens.
According to Forbes, Auburn football tickets are the seventh most in-demand in college football heading into the 2021 season. Clearly, Tiger fans are ready to get back into a full-capacity Jordan-Hare to cheer on the team.
Most in-demand college football teams this year per @stubhub ticket sales:
2. Penn State
4. Texas A&M
5. Notre Dame
— Kristi Dosh (@SportsBizMiss) August 27, 2021
The StubHub data also shows that the Auburn Tigers were the #10 biggest climber in ticket sales, rising 67 percent since 2019 (the last year with full-capacity ticket sales). The #1 biggest climber was fellow SEC school Arkansas. The Razorbacks saw a 446 percent increase in ticket sales, which may have something to do with their week two matchup versus Texas.
The Alabama Crimson Tide is at the top of the list for the first time in ten years, according to the general manager of StubHub North America, Akshay Khanna, followed by the two teams with the biggest stadiums in college football.
Auburn football also plays in the second most in-demand game of 2021 when they head to Beaver Stadium for the Penn State whiteout on September 18, falling short only to the Duke’s Mayo Classic featuring the Georgia Bulldogs and Clemson Tigers. Alabama plays in six of the eight remaining most in-demand games on the list.
The bottom line is that fans are ready to get back into stadiums to cheer on their teams, and Auburn football fans specifically are eager to see the changes Bryan Harsin has implemented in the program.