Notre Dame road ticket prices soaring

AUSTIN, Texas -

A ticket to the Notre Dame/Texas game is already hard to come by but for the lucky fans that got a chance to get one, they noticed a steep price increase.

Prices have been shooting up. Face value is about $150 and most fans haven't been as fortunate.

It's the Longhorns first sellout before game day since 2009 and there is no doubt the visiting team has been a major reason for that. 

"It's a little more expensive than your typical Notre Dame stadium ticket."

Want to see Notre Dame on the road? Good luck. 

"Well there's too many of us who show up to these foreign cities and are willing to pay whatever to get into the stadium,” said Jeff Mensch, a San Francisco ND fan.

On most ticketing sites right now, the cheapest price for a Notre Dame/Texas ticket, over $300. That's because, according to SeatGeek, the Irish have the biggest impact on ticket prices among top 25 teams. 

"I think Notre Dame means a lot more than a bunch of guys in shoulder pads. There is so much that goes on here in terms of the history of the program and being such a winning program over the course of history,” said Andrew Barlow, ND Club of Austin.

Even the most dedicated of the road crew had trouble getting Texas tickets for cheap. Like New Jersey's Dave Mancinelli, who attends nearly every road game for the Irish. 

"This was the toughest one I've had to get in years, by far. Their first sellout in a couple years. It's because Notre Dame is here,” said Mancinelli

And Dave Philipson from Dowagiac.

"I've never missed one. I've never paid more than face value,” said Philipson.

He's been to 37 away games and when we met him Saturday, he said he still didn't have tickets to the game. 

"I know there's going to be some tickets floating around, I'm willing to wait,” said Philipson

He says if you want Notre Dame road tickets for the best price possible, you should do the same.

"If you can go with the flow and wait it out, you can always find inexpensive tickets,” said Philipson.

The Irish are expecting to duplicate last season, where every game they went to on the road was in front of a sellout crowd.

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