NORMAN — Oklahoma announced Tuesday that its season ticket price for the 2013 season would remain at $423 for the second straight season.
The Sooners will face Louisiana-Monroe (Aug. 31), West Virginia (Sept. 7), Tulsa (Sept. 14), TCU (Oct. 5), Texas Tech (Oct. 26) and Iowa State (Nov. 16).
Of course, one has to wonder why an increase would be warranted. This coming season’s schedule lacks the ranked opponents the 2012 schedule had.
OU faced Kansas State, Notre Dame and Oklahoma State at home last season. The Wildcats were 15th-ranked team in the country when it came to Owen Field Sept. 22. The Fighting Irish were undefeated and No. 5 for the showdown between two of college football’s historic powers Oct. 27. The Cowboys were No. 22 prior to the Sooners’ 51-48 overtime victory Nov. 24.
The only team on OU’s home schedule for this season that was ranked at the end of the 2012 season is Tulsa. The Golden Hurricane were No. 25 in the final USA Today coaches poll. TCU will start the 2013 season ranked, but the others are doubtful.
Nonetheless, TiqIQ.com, a secondary ticket market search engine, says the average ticket price for this season’s OU home games is $181.33, which is $25.67 less than last season’s average price of $207.
Here are TigIQ.com’s average ticket prices and starting ticket prices for each OU home game:
Aug. 31: Louisiana-Monroe, $119, $69
Sept. 7: West Virginia, $253, $166
Sept. 14: Tulsa, $116, $69
Oct. 5: TCU, $222, $161
Oct. 26: Texas Tech, $196, $132
Nov. 16: Iowa State, $182, $103