BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - If you’re debating going to the College Football Playoff National Championship Game, tickets are getting cheaper by the hour.
We found end zone seats on SeatGeek going for $220-$260. We’re told prices on the secondary market have plummeted over 70 percent in the past few days.
"Really these are historically low prices at least when it comes to the college football playoff and I think there’s probably a few reasons we’re seeing that. The biggest being the distance these fans have to travel,” said Chris Leyden with SeatGeek.
Both Alabama and Clemson are over 2,000 miles away from Santa Clara, Calif., where the game is being played. When you add on at least $1,000 or more for an airline ticket then expensive hotels, the trip for some is just too costly.
Some say a little fan fatigue may play into it as well. These two teams have played each other every season for the past four years.
"I don’t know if fatigue is playing a much of a role as just the pure distance. It’s a Monday night and I think truly flights are pretty long. It’s a hike for fans,” Leyden said.
The phones have been constantly ringing at Aviation Services group in Birmingham. That's because they are chartering a 737 plane leaving Monday flying into San Jose and coming back the same day for $1,499 a person. It includes pretty much everything but a ticket to the game. There’s still a handful of seats left.
"We have more people that have been calling in the last two days because it’s now affordable, where now you can get your ticket and still fly to the game and come home,” said Rhonda Hunt with Aviation Services Group.
For more information on the travel package, contact Aviation Services Group at 205-849-3848.