More Clemson football fans are expected to attend the National Championship than Alabama fans, according to data released from Vivid Seats.
The Clemson football team will travel to Santa Clara to take on the Alabama Crimson Tide Monday night in the National Championship game.
The Tigers are currently 6.5-point underdogs- the first time all season- against the Crimson Tide.
While Alabama clearly has a huge national fan base, more Clemson football fans are expected to make the trip to the Bay area in California than those of the Crimson Tide.
Vivid Seats released its data on crowd projections and currently has Clemson fans at about 55 percent.
While the Tiger fans are expected to travel a bit better than Alabama fans, the demand for this game has dropped immensely. You can get tickets for less than $100, according to Vivid Seats, and it’s clear that the stadium isn’t going to be anywhere near a sellout when the National Championship game is played Monday night.
Decrease in demand…
Now, some people may be saying that they don’t want to go to the game because they’ve seen Bama and Clemson before, but I think it mostly has to do with the price of airfare and travel that has deterred people from making the trip, at least in Clemson’s case.
There probably is, though, some National Championship fatigue.
For those saying that you’ll just go next year, I would encourage you to rethink. You never know if there’s going to be a next year and ticket prices are currently affordable enough that if you have the money for travel and the vacation time, a little trip out to San Francisco may not be a bad thing.
It is tough, however, for people to make a trip out west like that on such short notice. It’s not like the Cotton Bowl where you had a month of planning. This is way out away from both fan bases and at very short notice, so it’s easy to see why many fans won’t be making the trip.